Former Zamboni driver Al Sobotka talks urinating incident, Red Wings firing, would he return?
Former Detroit Red Wings Zamboni driver Al Sobotka spoke one-on-one with Local 4 about the urinating incident, being fired by the team, his current mental state and whether he would go back to his old job, if asked.
Al Sobotka attorney: Why was urinating in Zamboni drain a terminable offense?
The attorney for Al Sobotka claims the Detroit Red Wings were not justified in terminating him for urinating in a drain in the Zamboni well at Little Caesars Arena because he has a medical condition that requires urgent and frequent urination. Olympia Entertainment and the Red Wings have not commented on the case. After resurfacing the ice on Feb. 2, Sobotka urinated in a drain in the Zamboni garage. “He emigrated from Poland as a boy, got this job when he was 17 working at the arena,” Gordon said. “In February after he cleaned off the ice, nobody was around, he urinated in the drain in the Zamboni garage.mlive.com
Longtime Red Wings Zamboni driver Al Sobotka fired
Al Sobotka, the longtime Zamboni driver for the Detroit Red Wings whose career spanned more than five decades in three arenas, has been terminated, a source told MLive.com. Sobotka, 68, was the building operations manager for Olympia Entertainment whose duties included the day-to-day operations at Little Caesars Arena. Sobotka gained notoriety during the Red Wings’ playoff runs in the 1990s, when fans rekindled the long-standing tradition of tossing an octopus onto the ice. The Red Wings had no immediate comment. The Red Wings created a marketing campaign around a purple octopus in the 1990s, which they named “Al.”More: Red Wings debate whether to get a look at top prospect this seasonmlive.com
City of Ann Arbor hiring Zamboni operators for Veteran's Memorial Ice Arena
The City of Ann Arbor is hiring Zamboni operators for the Veteran's Memorial Ice Arena. Photo courtesy of Ann Arbor Department of Parks and Recreation. ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The City of Ann Arbor is hiring temporary Zamboni operators for the Department of Parks and Recreation at Veteran's Memorial Pool and Ice Arena. For more details or to apply, visit the City of Ann Arbor job post. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.