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A Plastic Ice Rink Can Easily Be Yours

Wayman Harten - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Do you enjoy playing hockey, but cannot play as often as you wish since the ice rink is located far away? Do you want to improve your skating skills but are unable to get to the rink often? Are you looking for learning how to ice skate or want to just skate at your leisure without leaving your home? Then consider using a plastic ice rink.

With Synthetic Ice Solutions, a Canadian manufacturer, you can benefit from having a plastic ice rink in your own backyard, basement, or garage. They require no power and no water to use and it is rather easy to install. Within a few minutes you will be able to start skating as the plastic ice will provide enough stability for a hockey player and enough smoothness for a figure skater.


As the leader of synthetic ice surfaces, Synthetic Ice Solutions has more than 30 years experience in the plastic industry. Their idea of plastic ice allows those in residential and commercial areas to build the artificial ice rink anywhere without ruining its surroundings. You can invite people over to have a skating party or you can offer an area for people to skate during a fundraiser or major event indoors or outside. You can select the size of the plastic ice rink you want even for skating alone.

Using the artificial ice allows you to skate in all types of weather. It doesn't have to be cold and you don't have to worry about keeping the fake ice cool or trying to stay warm while skating. 

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.


Synthetic ice gives you unlimited ice time

Wayman Harten - Thursday, March 02, 2017
If you've never heard of synthetic ice, you've missed out on something that could make your life a lot easier. Skaters, hockey players and parents of kids involved in these sports have all seen just how helpful having access to a rink all year long is. One of the good things about this option is how little maintenance is involved.

When you order this surface to use for a rink, you'll get quality material that ships directly from the factory. One thing that you can be assured if is that it will arrive in good condition and be ready for you to use right away. If you have any questions about your synthetic ice order, helpful customer service is available. Many people who order this type of product are new to it and benefit from advice when ordering or getting it set up. You'll feel better about your decision to take advantage of this type of product when you know that help is available when you need it.

You might have wondered if this type of ice rink is easy to set up or not. The good news is that the panels that make up the synthetic ice fit together very easily. You can set it up easily and have it ready to go whenever you need it.


One of the most convenient things about synthetic ice is the fact that it requires no water or other types of fluid. There is also no power source required in order to keep the ice in good condition. You can set up your skating spot in an outdoor location, as well as in a garage or basement.

In addition to providing a quality skating surface for personal use, these ice options are also good for public parks that lack a pond. This makes a good alternative to flooding a field or using a pond. It is safer and requires little maintenance.

Choosing synthetic ice to use as a surface is a good choice. No matter whether you're the parent of a skater or simply want a skating surface you can use whenever you want, synthetic ice may be just the right choice for your needs.

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.

Ice Rinks For All Seasons Using Synthetic Ice

Wayman Harten - Friday, February 17, 2017
Synthetic ice has been available for decades, and while it was initially distrusted by casual skaters and athletes alike is it becoming an increasingly popular choice in recreational ice rinks.

Synthetic ice rinks are generally made from interlocking panels of solid polymer material that are specifically designed for skating using normal metal-bladed skates. From afar, they are indistinguishable from traditional ice rinks. Up close, however, the plastic panels that make them up look as if they've been snapped together like pieces from an immense puzzle.

Recently, synthetic ice rinks have been opened to the public at New York's Museum of Natural History and in cities like Great Bend, Kansas, Tallahassee, Florida, and Middletown, Delaware. The booming popularity of synthetic ice rinks can be attributed to the long list of benefits they provide rink owners and skaters alike.

On a rapidly warming planet, is getting costlier to maintain an authentic ice rink. Synthetic ice does not require the expensive refrigeration technologies that real ice does. A refrigeration unit can cost millions of dollars to install and can cost tens of thousands of dollars to maintain annually. Even a small conventional ice rink can spend $10,000 per month on refrigeration expenses, while a larger arena can easily spend vastly more.


Synthetic ice rinks are also much easier to maintain than traditional rinks. The maintenance work once done by Zambonis can now be done with just some scrubbers and vacuum cleaners.

Synthetic ice is not just less expensive to install and maintain than real ice: it offers a host of advantages that hospitality venues and trainers are just now beginning to appreciate. Synthetic ice can be used in hot weather without difficulty, and the slide levels on its surface will remain unchanged even after hours of use. In addition, synthetic ice can now be expected to deliver a glide that closely mimics natural ice. Hockey players freely acknowledge that synthetic ice offers them a perfect surface for training and that it provides them with a glide rate indistinguishable from real ice.

If you are looking for an established and trusted synthetic ice manufacturer whose product is perfectly suited to either residential or commercial use, you need to contact Synthetic Ice Solutions by email at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com or by phone at (855) 242-3752. Synthetic Ice Solutions provides a range of clients with ice rinks requiring no water or electricity that can be installed within minutes.

This Artificial Ice Surface Is Better Than The Real Thing For Training

Wayman Harten - Friday, January 06, 2017
The world of competitive sports can be tough for any parent or athlete, but for those who compete in hockey and figure skating the challenges can be even more daunting. These wonderful sports relies on ice which may not be an all year commodity. Fortunately, with an artificial ice surface from Synthetic Ice Solutions parents and athletes alike now have the advantage of being able to train anytime, anywhere.

  • Cost Effective: One side of the artificial ice surface alone can last for 10 years and require no extra, water or other fluids of any kind to stay smooth and fit for skating. After 10 years the pads can be flipped over to the other side for an additional decade.
  • Easy Setup: This artificial ice surface comes equipped with the "True Lock" system making installation quick and easy. Typically, one person setting up the basic area size of 16' x 32' should have it ready for skating between 1-1/2 hours. Having an additional person for support can cut down that time considerably. 
  • Accessibility: Artificial ice surfaces can be used in all weather, all temperatures and can be placed anywhere from the backyard to the garage. Have your own personal training facility from the comfort of your own home.
  • Factory Direct: Synthetic Ice Solutions is a family owned Canadian company when you purchase you will deal directly with the manufacturer instead of middlemen. You can be sure that you are getting the best price possible.
  • Excellent Customer Service: Synthetic Ice Solutions takes pride in making artificial ice surfaces that they are sure you are satisfied with your product. Customer service representatives are available whenever you need assistance.
Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.

Backyard rinks can last all year round

Wayman Harten - Monday, December 12, 2016
While it may be ideal to have unlimited practice time at public rinks all year long, the fact is that's just not possible. Wouldn't it be nice to have some type of setup where you could make your own hours all year long? Backyard rinks may be the answer for you and your skaters. And now there is a solution that will allow you to have a rink all year long in all weather. Synthetic ice rinks by Synthetic Ice Solutions are the perfect solution. Here are some of the advantages of synthetic backyard rinks.


Full Access: Maybe the nicest thing about having your own rink in your backyard is that you have the ultimate access. You can schedule skating practices around you and your kids schedule.

Zero Maintenance: While this isn't necessarily true for all synthetic ice rinks, rinks from Synthetic Ice Solutions require zero work on your part. No need to add anything, once the rink is in place you're ready to go. Your backyard rink will require no power, no water and no fluids of any kind.

All Temperatures: You can keep the rink operational in all temperatures. Whether it's the middle of the summer or the cold of the winter your backyard rink will be there.

If you are serious about your desires or your kids desires you need to get serious about their application to their sport. Backyard rinks allow for that level of dedication to the discipline. Even if you just want to have a safe, fun place for your kids to play, backyard rinks are great!

Call on the experts in Synthetic Ice Solutions to learn everything you'll need to know about obtaining and maintaining backyard rinks! Call them at (855) 2-ICE SKATE or email them at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information or a quote.

How to Make Your Backyard Ice Rink Last

Wayman Harten - Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Climate change has made it more and more of a challenge to have a backyard ice rink operational for as much of hockey season as in the past. Here is a plan for how to make your backyard ice rink last as long as you want. Synthetic ice is an option that more and more hockey enthusiasts are going to for many reasons, not the least of which is to combat the negative effects of climate change on outdoor hockey rinks. Synthetic ice isn’t dependant on cold temperatures; in fact you can skate all summer long too. It doesn’t require water or power, once you’ve set up your rink you are ready to go.

Synthetic ice typically comes in 4’ x 4’ panels that can be pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. All you need is a solid flat surface and you’re in business, you can make a backyard ice rink that lasts for years. Of course wear and tear will vary depending on usage but it’s not uncommon to get 10 years of use on a synthetic ice rink, and then you can flip the panels over and get another 10 years out of the other side. A synthetic ice backyard ice rink allows you to not be at the mercy of Mother Nature.

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.

Where to Buy Hockey Boards

Wayman Harten - Thursday, November 10, 2016
If you were looking for where to buy hockey boards you've come to the right place. At Synthetic Ice Solutions we are specialists in providing world class synthetic ice rinks and along with that we also provide hockey boards to complete the project. If you are building an ice rink in the basement having boards is critical to protect your walls and windows, otherwise the damage from shots that miss the net can get very costly. Even if your rink is outside they can protect any nearby houses or cars.

If you have a synthetic ice rink outdoors then what happens when the puck leaves the rink? Do you expect to have someone without skates on to retrieve the puck for you? If not, you either have to have a lot of pucks or you'll be taking your skates off over and over again to retrieve your pucks. The bottom line is that if you want to have an enjoyable and functional hockey rink then hockey boards are a critical component of that.

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.

Fighting The High Cost Of Ice Rentals

Wayman Harten - Saturday, November 05, 2016
The Headlines all across the city and the province blare the same thing, ice time is going to cost you and your family more not just now but in the future as well. This is taking away our children’s opportunity to skate whether it’s in hockey training, figure skating or just for recreational fun.

We here at Synthetic Ice Solutions of Canada recognize the need to have Ice time, especially “at a reasonable cost”. With the rising costs associated with current day to day living why does our national heritage of skating have to suffer to ever increasing fees? Why do our children have to be victim to higher prices of ice time when enough is already laid out just to cover costs of personal equipment and protective gear?


The time has come to say enough already and fight back. Let us here at Synthetic Ice Solutions of Canada show you how, with a one-time investment you can purchase your own synthetic ice rink surface and dispose of;
  • The cost of gas travelling back and forth to the rink
  • The time equated in travel, after all time is money
  • Sitting in cold arena’s
  • Run the risk of no time being available
How about;
  • Being able to train or skate at your leisure
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Can be set up indoors or out
  • In the comfort of your basement or garage
  • Having a product that can last many years
  • Great fun for the whole family, even Mom and Dad!
  • Spending the money saved on other important family times like a vacation!
Give us a call or better yet come by to our production facility located in Brampton and try our synthetic ice. We can answer any and all of your questions, and help you choose a product best suited to your needs. Wayman Harten, owner of Synthetic Ice Solutions puts his 30 years of experience in the plastics industry into every surface made.

Visit our web site to see what NHL players Jason Ward & Team Canada player Karl Stewart (2013) have to say about our product. Watch the personal testimonial video from Canadian actor Matt Frewers (aka Max Headroom ) about his surface and the quality of service he received from Wayman Harten.



Don’t be fooled by imitation products in the market place. Come and deal with the Canadian owned and family operated manufacturer direct, we guarantee your satisfaction! Take action and give us a call today!

Synthetic Ice Solutions of Canada Inc.
20 Wilkinson rd. #16-18
Brampton, Ontario L6T 5B2
905-453-0314

How to Make a Hockey Rink

Wayman Harten - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
If you are looking for instructions on how to make a hockey rink I'd like to give you a solution that you may never have considered, a synthetic hockey rink. There are many advantages to building a synthetic ice rink starting with performance. When you make a hockey rink out of synthetic ice you'll have an ice surface that is 100% ready to use 24/7/365. If you are building your rink outdoors it's not dependent on the weather to be cold enough to make ice. If you are building it in a warmer climate you don't have to have refrigeration which can be very costly. 


Another big advantage is that when you make a hockey rink out of synthetic ice you do it once and it's done, you have a great skating surface for years and years. As opposed to waiting each winter for the temperature to fall below freezing, standing out in the cold with a hose and then crossing your fingers that it doesn't warm up and melt.

You can also have your rink set up in places that you would have difficulty putting it if it wasn't made of synthetic ice such as the basement or garage. Synthetic ice typically comes in panels that easily fit together like a jigsaw puzzle so you can put it together yourself and move it if you like too. As long as you have a flat and stable surface you'll have a hockey rink that performs very much like real ice. All things considered when you add it all up, to make a hockey rink out of synthetic ice just might be the smartest answer to the question of how to make an hockey rink.

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.

Top 10 Tips for the Perfect Backyard Ice Rink

Wayman Harten - Thursday, September 15, 2016
We've assembled a list of the top 10 tips for the perfect backyard ice rink and it begins with;

1. Choose what type of rink you should build. Do you want to go the traditional route using a hose and relying on the temperature staying below freezing? Or do you want to choose a synthetic ice rink that can be used all year round? A traditional rink made with water is cheaper initially but requires hours of work to build and maintain and you can't control mother nature. A synthetic ice rink costs you up front but once you set it up it will last for more than a decade. Companies like Synthetic Ice Solutions can build a custom synthetic ice rink to fit your exact needs.

2. Make sure the ground is level. Whether you go natural or synthetic this is an important factor to ensure a quality finished product.

3. Consider the direction of the rink if you plan to use it for hockey games. Keep nets away from any windows of your home to avoid them from getting broken.

4. Do you plan to have boards to surround the rink? If you just rely on snowbanks you face the challenge of finding pucks that are shot into them. Simple 2x4's around the rink will keep pucks that are on the ice within the playing surface but not raised pucks. Suppliers like Synthetic Ice Solutions can also provide professional looking rink boards to surround your rink too.

5. Consider how you can add lighting. Once your rink is ready to go the kids will want to keep skating long after dark, it's smart to consider how you can add lighting to make it safer and more fun in the evening too.

6. Add benches near the rink to make it easier to put on skates and also to take a break.

7. Be sure that kids are supervised at all times.

8. If you decide on synthetic ice, choose a product that is reversible, meaning once you put years and years or wear on one side you can flip the panels over and skate on the other side and have a brand new rink again.

9. Be aware of your neighbors and keep the noise level in mind as it gets later in the evening especially. Your rink will be much more enjoyable if you stay on good terms with all of your neighbors.

10. Invite family, friends and neighbors over for a skate and have fun! In this day and age when kids are connected to their video games for hours on end a great backyard ice rink can be a way for everyone to get some much needed exercise and have lots of fun at the same time. It's also a way for kids and adults to connect.

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.

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