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Can A Synthetic Ice Rink Stay Outside Year-Round?

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Sunday, October 20, 2019
When it comes to an outdoor ice rink, traditionally we have been reliant on cold weather. With global warming, the number of cold days is diminishing, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a good skating surface. 

Synthetic ice rinks are becoming more popular because they do not rely on the weather. Synthetic Ice Solutions of Canada has been providing ice rinks for decades. Ultraviolet stabilization has made it possible to use these surfaces either indoors or out and in any type of weather. Whether you live in a tropical climate or in the snow belt, an outdoor rink can be yours!

Synthetic Ice Solutions superior product has a “True Lock” system that doesn’t suffer from contraction and expansion. This ensures that your panels will always fit together perfectly. One of the great benefits of a plastic ice surface is that it does not require electricity or water. This means a rink can be placed out in the middle of a park or field. The surface is easy to care for. A little sweeping or mopping is all that is required. A tarp is suggested to protect the surface from dust, dirt, bird droppings, tree sap, leaves or a light dusting of snow. Obviously with a heavy snowfall, a shovel may be needed.



With the traditional ice, warm weather can turn your rink into a slushy mess. There is no need to worry about fluctuating temperatures when installing a synthetic outdoor rink. Figure skaters, hockey players and recreational skaters will all enjoy year-round skating. Imagine skating in shorts and a t-shirt and not being restricted by heavy winter clothing! What kid wouldn’t love to go to a summer outdoor hockey camp!

Synthetic Ice Solutions’ surface does require 10-15% more effort to skate on than a frozen rink, but this will help improve one’s skills quicker. Their panels are strong and durable. Each side can be used for 10 years providing decades of use. Whether you are a home owner, a municipality, or a business looking to install an artificial ice rink that can be used in any temperature, contact Synthetic Ice Solutions for your 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.

Did You Know That A Synthetic Ice Rink Requires Very Little Maintenance and No Expense Once Installed?

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Saturday, October 05, 2019
Ice skating is a favourite pastime for many. But an ice rink can be costly to install and maintain. Ever thought about a synthetic ice rink? Specially formulated polymer sheets fit together like puzzle pieces and are custom made to create the size of rink desired.
 
A traditional ice rink takes hours to create. There is huge preparation involved. A base and border need to be constructed. Then frequent flooding is required to create a smooth surface. A synthetic ice rink takes very little time to assemble. All you need is a flat surface to put your rink on. It depends on the size, but it typically takes an hour and a bit from the time the sheets are unpacked to the time you can skate.
A traditional ice rink is costly to maintain. Refrigeration requires a lot of electricity and the constant flooding of the surface uses a ton of water. It needs a Zamboni to clear the surface of the ice to keep it clean and smooth. This also means manpower and extra wages to maintain it. A synthetic ice rink on the other hand, needs very little maintenance. Once installed it may need a sweep from time to time or at the most, a quick mopping. No special chemicals are needed. Soap and water will suffice.



Choosing a supplier of the synthetic ice is crucial to a maintenance free surface. Some inferior products need messy lubricants for skating and their panels suffer from expansion and contraction. This means more maintenance. A superior product provided by Synthetic Ice Solutions needs no lubrication and the state of the art “True Lock” connecting system ensure panels fit together properly. Once pieced together, they stay in place providing a consistently smooth and safe skating surface. 

The great thing with synthetic ice rinks is that they can be used in any weather and can be installed indoors or out. Installing a synthetic ice rink is the smart way to go to cut down on maintenance and expenses. Synthetic Ice Solutions superior ice provides years of skating. In fact, each side can be used for up to 10 years. 

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.