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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 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 for more information.