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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.