faster, icier, not so snowy: scraping the olympic ice, 1936

Frank Zamboni didn’t get around to inventing his eponymous ice resurfacer until 1949. What that meant for the 1936 Winter Olympics was that, knowing the rink at Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s Eis-Stadion wasn’t going to scrape itself, Bavarian men in Bavarian hats were going to have to get the job done. And so, did.