The IceBear Battery

Power, Performance and Environmentally Friendly

The Olympia ICEBEAR® Battery Ice Resurfacer has been a proven leader since it's inception in the European market in 1984. In late 2004 Olympia purchased the IceBear line of ice resurfacers and performed a complete redesign using the best technologies that both companies had to offer. Since its redesign there have been hundreds of IceBears sold throughout Olympia's world wide dealer network.


The ICEBEAR® Electric is simple to use, simple to recharge, simple to maintain and is simply the best battery powered ice resurfacer in the world. From the speed related flood water system to the automatic water shut off filling stations, water usage will be greatly reduced in your facility. The wash water system operates with the touch of one button, if the wash water tank runs low on water the system automatically turns off to protect the systems components from damage. Designed with ease of operation in mind the ICEBEAR® Electric simplified operational controls are conveniently located within reach, allowing the operator to make precise blade adjustments during the cut. With our unique design we are afforded the lowest snow bin dump height on a full size ice resurfacer at only 8'-7" inches in the fully open position. The turning radius is a remarkable 12.8' allowing the IceBear to cut ice within the 30' faceoff circle. The water and snow capacity will allow for back to back cuts on a standard NHL size sheet of ice and will easily handle an Olympic size sheet of ice.


The stainless steel snow bin and chassis surrounded with a fiberglass body helps to greatly reduce the possibility of corrosion, due to battery charging and the harsh working environment within ice arenas, while still providing a sleek design. The ice making conditioner is also constructed primarily of stainless steel along with the stainless steel water tanks. The drive train is made up of four independent brushless AC wheel motors providing quiet, cost efficient and pollution free operation.

IceBear Specifications:

Battery System and Charging

  • The IceBear battery system is unique in it's own fashion, designed and manufactured by EnerSys with deep cycle in mind. The batteries are built with a square tube design allowing for more surface area within the batteries cells. This allows for a deeper cycle than comparable size battery packs. The batteries are conveniently located behind side body panels and are easily accessed by opening the snow bin. The batteries are watered with the stealth battery watering cart at the completion of a charge. The average time required to fill the batteries with water is less then 5 total minutes. The Millennium "E" has an easy to read battery gauge. A reading of 100 on the battery gauge indicates a full charge. Likewise, a reading of 0 on the battery gauge indicates the batteries are empty. The Millennium "E" will perform 28 plus resurfacings without having to perform an opportunity charge. A standard charge takes roughly 7 to 8 hours to complete and is performed overnight while the facility is closed. By design during the charging process the battery pack is disconnected from the resurfacer to insure that the machine is inoperable during the maintenance process.

Motors: SBS

  • Independent Wheel Drive Motors and Hubs
  • Fluid: Dextron III.

Transfer Axles: Gotha Wheel Hubs

  • True All Wheel Drive
  • Fluid: Dextron III
  • Rated: 11,025 lbs per wheel

Brakes: Gotha Internal Wet Brakes 

  • Front Hydraulic Wet Disc
  • Rear Hydraulic Wet Disc
  • Fluid: Internal Hydraulic Fluid
  • Electronic Wheel Braking
  • Manuel Parking Brake

Hydraulics: Bosch Rexroth® Components 

  • Dash Operated Switches with electro-hydraulic actuation
  • Hydraulic Systems Aux Hydraulic Systems
  • Direct Drive Auxillary Hydraulic Pump
  • Bosch Rexroth® Auxillary Hydraulic Manifold
  • Fluid:  4 gallons of Dextron III
  • 2 in-tank mounted supply strainers
  • 20 micron return filter conveniently located inside the tank fill cap

Construction: Olympia® Quality Chassis

  • Jig Weld and Aligned Steel Chassis

Water Tanks: Olympia® Quality Tanks

  • Rust-free 253 gallon Aluminum Flood Water tanks
  • Rust-free 54 gallon Aluminum Wash Water tanks
  • Water tanks are also available in Rust-free Stainless Steel

Battery and Charger Specifications

  • Battery Voltage - 80 volts DC
  • Battery Capacity - 660 amp hours
  • Supplied in 2-20 cell epoxy coated trays - 40 cells total
  • Total Driving & Operating Power - 16 Kilowatts
  • Stealth Intergrated battery watering system with watering cart