TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Ali Murdock knows how to clean the sheets.
She specializes in ones that are about 16,000 square feet and are cold and hard, as opposed to warm and fluffy.
"It is pretty cool to look out and see a pretty much perfect sheet of ice," she said.
Zambonis go about 9 miles an hour, weigh about 10,000 lbs, and cost about $100,000.
She says they shave off and boil down 500 gallons of ice each time around.
"It is definitely harder than it looks," she said. "There is a lot more going on. You are adjusting your blade level, you are adjusting your water level."
Murdock is the only full-time Zamboni driver in the NHL who also happens to be female.
"[It is] pretty surreal," she said. "I look back and I am like, 'Childhood Ali would be absolutely amazed right now.'"
She doesn't spend a whole lot of time thinking about the labels.
Born in Wisconsin, she's a seasoned recreational hockey player who was plucked from Lightning fantasy camp four years ago by a leader of the 15-person ice crew.
He asked if she wanted to shovel ice during stoppages and learn to drive the Zamboni.
"It would be cool if little girls want to learn to do that one day, but I don't know if they will," she said.
Her feat-on-wheels has even been covered by national media. She has suddenly found herself the most famous Zamboni driver in the world.
"I have done at least one interview almost every day this week," she said.
And if you're curious, she doesn't get mad when her clean sheets are messed up by the best players in the world.
"We can't go out there and score. We can't stop any pucks," she said. "We will do our part, and we hope they do their best to do their part as well."