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Ice Hockey Training Part 4

Wayman Harten - Thursday, April 11, 2013
We have been in the business of redefining the skating experience for a very long time and have now reached the top in this industry. We take pride in our ability to create the finest and best in synthetic surfaces for our customers to use. Our synthetic surfaces are of the highest quality and value, and are the best solutions for outdoor and indoor rinks and training surfaces. Our ice rinks do not require the presence of water or electricity and can be laid down to immediately play. These rinks are easy to lay and simulate the real hockey arena at a fraction of the total cost. If you are an ice hockey enthusiast you will find these hard to resist.

Synthetic ice solutions are not just great for ice hockey training, but are also fun for kids. They can learn to skate and will find this surface very safe and stable to increase their skill levels as they grow up. These synthetic ice rinks are a great hit with households that have an inbuilt love for the sport of skating. It is a family thing! Other than these we also specialize in the manufacturing of other ice hockey training accessories that will aid you in your exercises. You can rest assured that with our help, you can become the Most Valuable Player of your team.

Ice Rink Building - Key to Skills Development

Wayman Harten - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
In my recent post I talked about how ice rink building is a dying tradition, in this post I want to talk about what the impact of this is.

In my view there are more organized sports today than in the past, more leagues, more of parents driving their kids to practice and games in all sorts of sports than before. This leaves less time for parents to be home to build an ice hockey rink because they’re out every night driving the kids to all of their organized events. A few years ago there was a crisis in Canadian hockey because we weren’t winning gold medals at an acceptable rate and one of the concerns was that kids aren’t just playing around enough at early ages. In a typical league game the average kid may handle the puck for a total of 1 minute the whole game. If you put a handful of kids on a backyard rink they can stick handle and shoot for hours. Many are saying that in general European players have more imagination because they spend less time playing organized hockey at the youngest ages and more time building their skills and having fun.

How many times have you heard an NHL player talk about growing up and playing on a pond or in a backyard until his mother had to call him in from the dark for supper? If your kids love to play then a backyard rink gives them access all the time. Now of course we all know that only a very small percentage of kids will ever become professional players. A big benefit of ice rink building is that it gives your children something better than video games to play. In this day and age when child obesity is becoming more and more common providing them with a fun way to actually get some exercise is the best gift you could give your children.

Ice Hockey Training Part 3

Wayman Harten - Thursday, February 14, 2013
The one thing that sometimes makes people and players skeptical about synthetic ice is its durability and probability to injuries. This may have been an issue in the past, but we have perfected our technology to eliminate this problem. Our panels are made of the best material and are designed and constructed to fit into each other seamlessly so as to leave no gaps, cracks or bumps that will be injurious to the skater in any way. This is a major advantage over many competitive products even today that have flawed joint systems that over time can be hazardous.

Our solutions have been trusted and rated highly for their ability to withstand the test of time and providing the best skating experience. So if you are looking for something that will make your ice hockey training really worth the effort, look no further. We have the answer to all your questions. Our ice training rink can be put up on any surface at all. Be it your backyard, driveway, deck or even the basement garage. Any smooth and firm surface can act as the base for laying our icing rinks. And we assure you that they will last more than 7 years in the minimum, saving you a lot of money in the long run. In fact many people get more than twice as many years as that, and at that point you can even flip the sheets over and you’ve got a fresh new surface! It is also easy to install and refit and the cost is surprisingly affordable.

Skating is a sport that depends a lot on the least amount of friction that is present in the surface. This has often been a reason why people avoid skating on synthetic surfaces. In fact, if you ask professionals, many would say that they would rather train on synthetic surfaces than on real ice. It has been proven the best training method for sports like ice hockey and figure skating where the increased resistance has been shown to lead to a considerable increase in the players’ stamina and performance.

Ice Hockey Training Part 2

Wayman Harten - Friday, January 04, 2013
Ice hockey training involves constant practice and dedication to hard work. Many hockey enthusiasts find it hard to hone their skills, as they have no place or time to practice. Our synthetic ice solutions will make sure that you do not have to travel far or readjust your schedule in order to work on your game. Our ice rinks have advanced ultraviolet stabilization and will help you use the rink indoors or outdoors. Moreover, our ice rinks have proven to be the best for the purpose of ice hockey training. It has about 10-15% more resistance as compared to regular ice, which makes it the best for training. It will definitely improve your skills and consistency on ice making you a far better player. You will notice the marked improvement as you step onto the ice for the next game. It will make you faster and more skillful owing to the higher level of exercise that you have received on the synthetic surface. Stay tuned for my next post where I'll talk about durability and quality of synthetic ice today.

Ice Hockey Training

Wayman Harten - Friday, December 21, 2012
There is an alternative today that is revolutionizing ice hockey training as we know it. If you are a skating enthusiast or a fan of the NHL, you would know what it means to wait till winter for a game. It is almost depressing. There is something about standing and skating on a piece of smooth ice that is irresistible to many people. It is a beautiful feeling. The only problem is that it cannot be experienced till the pond next to your lake is frozen. Of course, there is always the option of going to the skating rink but can you fit that into your schedule? With work and family fighting for your time, we guess that would be a little complicated. This is why we bring you a far easier and much better solution called Synthetic Ice solutions. This is the answer to all your ice hockey training needs.

If you are an ice hockey fan or play in a competitive or recreational league in your locality, you know how important it is to practice. Ice hockey is not an easy game; it is a fast paced physical sport which requires its players to be quick and agile. But this is not easy if you practice once a month. Ice hockey training involves high speed skating and physical contact. This means that every player should be as skillful on his skates as he is with the stick. For this we provide you with the best in synthetic ice solutions, which will ensure that you can practice anytime of the day that you want to. We use the most technologically advanced equipment to create the best in artificial ice available in the market today. Our synthetic ice rinks can be manufactured according to your needs and also come in custom shapes.

Today's Outdoor Hockey Rink

Wayman Harten - Friday, November 09, 2012
In my previous post I described the history of the synthetic outdoor hockey rink. I'll now tell you about Today's Outdoor Hockey Rink and what has changed.

The years have come and gone, material compositions have changed greatly, allowing for better wear and stability, which will add only to the products life, but also additives to create a Ultra Violet stabilized products which could now expand upon the areas in which Synthetic Ice can be used, no more would skating be restricted to cold temperatures outdoors in the winter or to refrigerated indoor areas in the summer, now you can use it anywhere, such as your basement, in your garage, or even out on your deck in the back yard, at any time, and as well in any season. Expansion and Contraction issues have been greatly reduced, or are almost now nonexistent due to technologically advanced ways of joining the panels together. Glide and or travel on the material has also been greatly increased with newer cleaner versions of enhancers that have been developed and are now available.

Synthetic Ice Solutions has become a great success by producing an amazing product that is designed and priced so that the average family can buy synthetic ice. You can put it in the basement or outside, use it for serious training or recreation. Whatever the case, your synthetic ice rink will give you many years of enjoyment.

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has 28 years of Technical Experience in the Plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Visit www.syntheticicesolutions.com to see information and videos about the product or email info@syntheticicesolutions.com if you have a question.

Synthetic Outdoor Hockey Rink

Wayman Harten - Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Synthetic outdoor hockey rinks have had many producers over the years and it has been commercially and publicly available and used since the early Sixties. For many years though it was an unmanageable product because of the styles in which it was produced. Butt or Spline jointing was common practice but this method had issues with expansion and contraction. When this happened it would cause the product to separate which would result in open gaps in the main skating surface. This was a major cause for safety concerns for skaters as hitting a gap could cause falls and injuries. Rinks were forced to shut down because the areas had to be re-aligned. Trying to repair an outdoor hockey rink was no easy task simply because of the weight of the product.

The older version of materials that were used were also of different grades of Polyethylenes that did not wear well. They often also required Silicone additives to be added to the surface to increase the glide factor. While this did increase the motion, it would tend to build up and become dirty from air born dust particles leaving behind a greasy and hard to clean to surface which to say the least was not very good for your equipment. Another negative side effect was that it would tend to stain all it came in contact with. All these factors combined have tarnished the general public perception of Synthetic Ice over the years. My next blog post will address how things have improved and what is available today.

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has 28 years of Technical Experience in the Plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Visit www.syntheticicesolutions.com to see information and videos about the product or email info@syntheticicesolutions.com if you have a question.

About our new blog

Wayman Harten - Saturday, September 01, 2012
I am Wayman Harten, owner of Synthetic Ice Solutions. I thought my first blog post should tell people what they can expect from this blog. I'll start by telling you a bit about my background.

I have over 25 years experience in the plastics industry, this time has allowed me the opportunity to witness tremendous growth and many re-inventions of plastic products over the years. Being part of the "New Generation" in the production of our own Synthetic Ice is truly an exciting time. As with all projects I have ever handled, delivery of our Synthetic Ice Solutions to our clients receives my fullest attention and satisfaction is my priority. From material selection to design of our own "True Lock" connecting system, from production to the final shipping to our clients. Our attention to detail means that I know my clients are receiving the best product for their money available today. You can rest assured, when you purchase our product, along with it comes over 25 years of professional experience.

With this blog you expect to get the latest information direct from the owner of Synthetic Ice Solutions. Our hope is that this blog allows for 2 way communication, we encourage any comments or questions and will be happy to engage in conversation so please feel free to post comments.