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5 Businesses That Could Use A Synthetic Ice Rink

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Friday, September 27, 2019
Ice skating is a popular recreational activity that people of all ages can enjoy. However, recreational ice time can be hard to come by. Also, outdoor skating on a real frozen surface is limited to freezing temperatures. Because a synthetic ice rink doesn’t require refrigeration, electricity or water, it can be set up almost anywhere. Weather isn’t a factor and it can be installed indoors and out. Let’s have a look at 5 businesses that could benefit from an artificial ice rink or pad.

1. Shopping Mall

Shopping malls are a family destination. They could easily attract more people by installing a synthetic ice rink. A rink could easily be installed in any open area of the mall. People could come to the mall to shop and then enjoy some physical activity all in one spot all year long.

2. Party Rental Company

A synthetic ice rink or pad is a great idea for a party rental company. Easy to set up, the pad could be rented out and delivered to customers for kid’s birthday parties, family gatherings and even community events. All that is required is a flat place to install. Guests can enjoy skating for hours. What a unique idea for a kid’s birthday party! Imagine the kids delight by getting to choose to jump in a pool or throw on a pair of skates and skate in the middle of summer!

3. Universities

A synthetic ice rink at a university could have numerous uses. Athletes could use it to practice their skills. Students could gather for fun social events. In the summer, hockey camps could be held on campus.

4. Sporting Goods and Hockey Stores

Increase your revenue by offering a synthetic ice pad for customers to try equipment before purchasing. Customers could try out skates and hockey sticks to see which have the best feel. This would put your sporting goods store above the rest!

5. Hotels 

I’m sure many hotels have empty space just sitting there. Install a synthetic ice rink as an added amenity for guests. Any addition to make your hotel stand out as unique is a worthwhile investment. Parking lots, rooftops or an empty room could be great spots to put a surface. They can be taken apart and reassembled easily so it could even be moved around if need be.

These are just a few examples of businesses that could profit by adding a synthetic ice rink or pad.  If you think your business could incorporate this, don’t hesitate to contact Synthetic Ice Solutions for some advice and a free quote.

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.


Why You Should Skate On Synthetic Ice To Improve Your Skills

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Thursday, September 12, 2019
The key to improving in any sport is practice. For anyone who has chosen ice hockey as their sport, you know it takes hours of dedication and practice to get better. But getting to the ice rink isn’t always possible. Sure, you can grab a ball, a stick and your running shoes and head to the driveway to practice shots against the garage but it is not the same as practicing on the real thing.

Ice time is very expensive, and it is often not available at the time you’d like. It may be easy to find an outdoor pond or lake to skate on in the winter but what about the other 3 seasons? Or if you live in a warm climate?

There is a solution that is becoming more and more popular around the world and that is installing a synthetic ice rink. The key is finding a quality product that will provide you with an enjoyable skating experience. In recent years, advanced technologies have drastically improved the surface of an artificial ice surface. Synthetic Ice Solutions uses a leading-edge polymer design to create the best artificial ice surface available.



The following is a list of benefits for skating on synthetic ice:

1. A little more friction that regular ice will increase your endurance and power

Synthetic ice solutions has the lowest friction than any other product on the market. Tests show that it requires 10-15% more effort than skating on actual ice. This means when you do hit the real thing, your endurance and power will be improved.

2. Mimics real ice so you get more realistic training for game time

Practicing on synthetic ice allows you to put on your skates and train just like you would on real ice. Practicing on dry land is good but doesn’t compare to the benefits of stickhandling, shooting, and skating on something that mimics the real thing.

3. It is always available 

No matter the weather, you will always have a surface to skate on. In the warmer months, real ice can be hard to find. Synthetic ice can be installed inside or out and on any flat surface. It is so easy to install; you can even move it around if you’d like.  Installing a rink in your home makes it super easy to get in your practice time. 

4. Always a consistent surface

Real ice rinks can sometimes be uneven and unless you have the right temperature the conditions can be less than perfect. This can lead to safety issues and unwanted maintenance. With Synthetic Ice Solutions, you will have a smooth, almost seamless surface thanks to their True Lock system. Their state-of-the-art materials mean panels fit together properly and there are no expansion and contraction issues. You have a perfect skating surface every time.
  
As you can see, skating a synthetic ice surface is a great way to take your game to the next level.

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.


How Much Does A Home Synthetic Ice Rink Cost?

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Thursday, August 22, 2019

Did you grow up playing hockey on a backyard skating rink? Do you want to give that same reality to your child only better? Imagine being able to skate at home all year long on your own ice rink!

You may think installing a synthetic ice rink in your home is out of reach. Consider the expense of driving your child to and from the ice rink and the cost of booking ice time. Over the years this adds up. You need to consider this when thinking the initial expense of an artificial rink is too much. It will pay for itself over the years! Once installed a synthetic ice surface does not require any additional expenses such as water and electricity. Not to mention the fact that you won’t have to spend your valuable time sitting in a cold arena.

The cost of a home rink is really up to you. Because an ice rink is custom made, you can make it as big or  small as you’d like. Installing a small ice pad is ideal for practicing skating and stick handling skills. A larger rink is obviously what you’d want if you are looking for full game action or speed skating practice.

When choosing a synthetic ice surface, it is very important that you look for a quality supplier. Trying to save money by purchasing a cheap product will only lead to frustration and lack of use. You want to choose a product that is easy to install, fits together seamlessly and provides a smooth skating surface. Synthetic Ice Solutions provides a state-of-the-art polymer skating surface with less friction than other competitors. This means it is almost the same as skating on real ice! Our ice is durable with superior wear providing a longer life. In fact, our ice will last 20 years (10 years use on each side) and requires no messy lubricants like cheaper versions would.

The beauty of a synthetic ice surface is that it can be installed on any flat surface in your home. Basements, garages, decks and backyards are great places to practice your skills. And because Synthetic Ice Solutions has a “True Lock” connecting system, you can be assured that your ice panels will fit together perfectly even if you want to move it around.

Synthetic Ice Solutions pricing depends on the size and thickness of the panels that you require. For example, you can expect a 12’ X 16’ surface to start at $1344 and a larger 20’ X 28’ rink to start at $3920. (for ¼” panels; pricing in Canadian Dollars) Not a bad investment when you consider you’ll be able to practice and skate any time you want!

For your no obligation quote click https://www.syntheticicesolutions.com/synthetic-ice-prices

Synthetic Ice Solutions gives you a top-of-the-line skating surface and is your best bet when it comes to performance, speed, design and price. Whether you are looking for a residential or commercial ice pad, we should be your only choice. Give us a call and we will set up a time for you to come try before you buy. For a no obligation quote go to our Contact Page here.

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

Why Climate Change Is Increasing Demand For Synthetic Ice Rinks

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Thursday, August 15, 2019
Climate change is affecting all aspects of our lives. Many of us are not conscious of how many things that we do affect the environment. We all need to make changes to conserve our planet but also because as temperatures rise, we are being forced to come up with alternative solutions.

Water is one of our most precious resources. Our fresh water supply is dwindling, and we need to do everything we can to conserve it. Synthetic ice is one eco-friendly solution to water conservation as it requires none to keep the surface smooth. A traditional ice rink requires thousands of gallons to first create a surface and then frequent flooding to keep the surface free of ruts and bumps.

Many communities are looking for alternative solutions to the conventional ice rink. Traditional rinks are costly to run, requiring large amounts of electricity to maintain and operate the refrigeration system. Synthetic ice needs no electricity and can be used in any environment.



Traditional outdoor rinks rely on cold temperatures for an ideal skating surface. As temperatures rise, there are fewer days that a rink can be used. Artificial ice rinks are a fabulous alternative as they can be used year-round, no matter the temperature. There is no need to rely on the elements! Maintaining a synthetic ice rink has minimal cost. And no Zamboni is required!

Whether the synthetic ice surface is installed inside or out, a fabulous ice-skating experience can be enjoyed year round by figure skaters, hockey players and recreational skaters. And all can feel good about it as this environmentally conscious surface saves huge amounts of water and electricity.

Choosing a reputable company is crucial to ensure a smooth, seam-free surface. Synthetic Ice Solutions uses cutting edge technology and the most advanced materials to produce the best artificial ice available today. Superior fit and durability will allow for years and years of skating enjoyment. 

Synthetic Ice Solutions gives you a top-of-the-line skating surface and is your best bet when it comes to performance, speed, design and price. Whether you are looking for a residential or commercial ice pad, we should be your only choice. Give us a call and we will set up a time for you to come try before you buy. For a no obligation quote go to our Contact Page here.

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

Why Synthetic Ice Solutions Has the Best Artificial Ice

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Friday, July 26, 2019

Are you in the market for an artificial ice surface for you home or recreational facility? Synthetic ice rinks are becoming more popular because of their convenience and eco-friendly benefits. You want to be sure you are purchasing a superior product for maximum enjoyment.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking to install a small pad for your house or a full-sized skating rink for a business; Synthetic Ice Solutions has the best product for you. We pride ourselves on using the most technologically advanced materials to give you the best artificial ice available. The specially formulated polymer provides a superior skating surface that is smooth, strong and durable. Ultra-violet stabilization allows our ice surface to be installed anywhere. It stands up to heat and cold so can be used indoors or out.

Compared to other artificial ice surfaces, Synthetic Ice Solutions’ pads provide the least amount of resistance and friction, so no messy liquid silicone is necessary. Skating on our surface requires 10-15% more effort than skating on real ice, but this is ideal for those hockey players or figure skaters looking to improve their skills. Skaters will become stronger from skating on our ice. 



Each panel is custom-made to suit your space. We use 4’ x 8’ and 4’ x 4’ panels to minimize the number of seams. Our “True Lock” connecting system allows for a perfect fit and because of our state-of-the-art technology, you will not experience the contraction and expansion issues that other inferior products have.

Our ice pads have a long life. With regular use, you should get 10 years out of one side and then 10 on the other. Installation is simple, a 16’ x 32’ rink should only take 1 ½ hours to put together and you’ll be ready to skate immediately! Maintenance is super easy too. Sweeping with a damp mop is all that is required. It is recommended if you are installing outside, you keep your surface covered with a tarp to protect it from leaves, sap, dirt and other environmental factors.

Synthetic Ice Solutions gives you a top-of-the-line skating surface and is your best bet when it comes to performance, speed, design and price. Whether you are looking for a residential or commercial ice pad, we should be your only choice. Give us a call and we will set up a time for you to come try before you buy. For a no obligation quote go to our Contact Page here.

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

Synthetic Ice is an Eco-Friendly Ice Surface

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Thursday, July 11, 2019

Climate change is affecting all aspects of our lives. Many of us are not conscious of how many things that we do affect the environment. We all need to make changes to conserve our planet but also because as temperatures rise, we are being forced to come up with alternative solutions.

Water is one of our most precious resources. Our fresh water supply is dwindling, and we need to do everything we can to conserve it. Synthetic ice is one eco-friendly solution to water conservation as it requires none to keep the surface smooth. A traditional ice rink requires thousands of gallons to first create a surface and then frequent flooding to keep the surface free of ruts and bumps. 

Many communities are looking for alternative solutions to the conventional ice rink. Traditional rinks are costly to run, requiring large amounts of electricity to maintain and operate the refrigeration system. Synthetic ice needs no electricity and can be used in any environment.



Traditional outdoor rinks rely on cold temperatures for an ideal skating surface. As temperatures rise, there are fewer days that a rink can be used. Artificial ice rinks are a fabulous alternative as they can be used year-round, no matter the temperature. There is no need to rely on the elements! Maintaining a synthetic ice rink has minimal cost. And no Zamboni is required! 

Whether the synthetic ice surface is installed inside or out, a fabulous ice-skating experience can be enjoyed year round by figure skaters, hockey players and recreational skaters. And all can feel good about it as this environmentally conscious surface saves huge amounts of water and electricity. 

Choosing a reputable company in crucial to ensure a smooth, seam-free surface. Synthetic Ice Solutions uses cutting edge technology and the most advanced materials to produce the best artificial ice available today. Superior fit and durability will allow for years and years of skating enjoyment. 

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

Do I Have Room For A Synthetic Ice Rink At My House?

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Friday, June 28, 2019

Do you have a little one that can’t get enough hockey? Do they play mini sticks at all hours? Maybe it’s time to take it a step up and install a synthetic ice rink in your house. 
Having a space in your home where your child can practice their ice skating skills whenever they want will not only keep him or her motivated but save you time driving back and forth to the rink. Every rink is custom manufactured so you can build it to fit any space. You can install a full rink or partial for smaller areas.

Where is the ideal space for you and your needs? Here are some common locations that artificial ice surfaces have been installed in homes. 

1. Garage
Turn your garage into a small rink. It is a great space as it is flat and you can open the doors to allow an outdoor feel. Your child will love the easy access to practice their skating including turns, starts and stops, edges, shooting and puck handling skills.
 
2. Basement
Turn your unfinished basement into a practice facility! Instead of a typical playroom with couch, TV and Xbox, create a space for your child to be active and follow their dream of becoming an NHL star. 

3. Yard 
Prep your area to make a flat surface. Your rink can then be installed and enjoyed in any weather! Your child can train in the blazing summer heat or in the dead of winter. Temperature will not impact the performance of your synthetic ice.

4. Deck
Because the pieces snap together effortlessly, you can have your rink set up during the week and then easily uninstall for that weekend party! 

Having a home synthetic rink also allows you as a parent to interact more with your child. You can improve your skating skills as well! Just make sure you are prepared to be the talk of the town. Your house will be the most popular one in the neighbourhood!

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

Figure Skating On Synthetic Ice

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Friday, June 21, 2019
Booking ice time can be a challenging thing, especially for an individual figure skater. Prime time slots can be difficult to get because of team hockey practices or games and the expense can be too much for an individual practice.

Imagine having a space in your own home where you could practice your turns, spins, jumps and skating skills! No more fighting for ice time, no more driving to the rink, no more waiting for other skaters to get out of the way. 

Competitive figure skaters can get all the time they need whenever they want if a synthetic ice rink was set up right in your own home. A backyard, basement, garage or any flat surface makes for an ideal spot to install your own personal rink. The best part is that weather doesn’t affect the surface of your ice. You can practice all year long inside or out!

Skating on synthetic ice is similar to skating on the real thing. It does add a little extra resistance (10-15% more) than a traditional ice surface, but this resistance can improve skills once returning to natural ice. Figure skaters will notice an increase in strength, endurance and agility once back on real ice.

Choosing the right manufacturer is crucial. Some products on the market are hard, difficult to skate on and require messy lubricants to be effective. Synthetic Ice Solutions has a superior product that has a True Lock system that makes installation a breeze with a perfect fit. You will not experience expansion and contraction issues that other inferior products have. State-of-the-art materials provide superior performance, wear, stability and a longer life. Each panel is custom built so your can create a surface that will fit your space perfectly. There is little maintenance required; an occasional sweep and mop should do the trick! 



Remember, practice makes perfect! With your own private practice facility, you will have a jump on the competition! 

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

China Signs 3 Year Deal To Buy Synthetic Ice

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Saturday, March 16, 2019
Wayman Harten, President of Synthetic Ice Solutions finalizing 3 year deal with Chinese distributor.

We are proud to announce that earlier in 2018 we signed a 3-year contract with a distributor in China to supply synthetic ice into the Chinese market.  It’s a very exciting opportunity and we are extremely happy that of all of the synthetic ice manufacturers they have selected Synthetic Ice Solutions. 

China is preparing to host the Winter Olympics in 2022 and part of that is to ramp up the competitive level of their athletes and teams in sports that aren’t traditionally strong for Chinese athletes.  As host, China will be competing in most if not all events and it’s very important to be competitive and represent their country with pride.  To make ice sports like hockey more accessible, education authorities in China have been installing synthetic ice rinks in schools.  We are excited to be part of this endeavor.

Hockey in particular is a major focus for China.  The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) granted China a spot in the 2022 Olympic hockey competition but they are now concerned that China will not field a competitive team.  As a result, the Chinese government has been working hard to promote hockey in an effort to build up to 2022.  According to the Chinese Ice Hockey Association, as reported by the publication “China Daily”, their number of registered youth players has increased from 2,000 to 12,000 from 2015 to 2018. 

We’ve had some people wonder whether they are just ordering our ice in order to learn how to copy it.  Obviously, China is the world’s leading manufacturer of all types of products and is known for the ability to quickly replicate successful products.  I can tell you that our relationship with China has been going on for quite a while.  The fact is, this actually isn’t the first time we’ve sold our synthetic ice to them.  They placed their first order with us more than a year ago, if their intention was to replicate our product, they would’ve done it by now.  They tested our product extensively and our new 3-year agreement validates how they feel about the quality and value that our synthetic ice brings.

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.

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.