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City of Taunton Enjoys Their Public Synthetic Ice Rink

Wayman Harten - Thursday, August 29, 2013
The city of Taunton Massachusetts has purchased a synthetic ice rink from Synthetic Ice Solutions that will allow the public to come and skate through the holiday season no matter what the weather. With the seemingly more unpredictable weather as each year passes, installing a synthetic ice surface is a great way to ensure the availability of a usable ice rink no matter what the temperature. They had also considered installing an ice rink with refrigeration but found those costs to be exorbitant.
 

You can read articles in the Taunton Gazette about it here;
http://www.tauntongazette.com/x1996687708/Synthetic-ice-skating-rink-on-Taunton-Green-a-long-time-in-the-making

http://www.tauntongazette.com/x1384144179/Ice-on-the-Green-Synthetic-ice-skating-rink-to-open-at-Tauntons-Lights-On

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.

Dryland Hockey Training

Wayman Harten - Thursday, August 15, 2013
As hockey players get more and more competitive the trend towards dryland hockey training to suppliment regular practices and games has increased. I think back to the famous Canada vs. Russia series of 1972 and remember how the Canadian team was in far worse shape than their Russian counterparts who used extensive dryland hockey training and arrived in Montreal in far superior condition. Back then NHL players would take the summer off and then use training camp to try to get back into shape.

That has all changed, most serious hockey players both professional and amateur have an off season regiment to maintain conditioning and improve skills. Depending on where you live you may have access to hockey rinks all year round, but even if you do their may be limited availability and of course the cost for ice time. Hockey training on dry land allows you to control your own schedule and regiment and can build on some types of skills such as strength and flexibility. Ultimately though you are limited with dryland training on development of hockey specific skills.

The development of affordable synthetic ice has changed that. Now you can supplement your dryland hockey training with on ice work without being limited by the schedules and availabilities of public rink facilities. Skills like skating, stickhandling and shooting are difficult to accurately simulate without being on skates. Synthetic ice allows you to work on the exact same movements and muscle groups as real ice. It has revolutionized the meaning of dryland hockey training.