Five highlights we look forward to in 2020

Five highlights we look forward to in 2020

January 6th 2020 – Happy New Year! We would like to thank all our existing and future customers for their support.

We now mark 72 REALice systems  from Coast to Coast. With this new year starting, here are our top five highlights we look forward to in 2020:

1.) More repeat customers: 14 municipalities are now among our repeat customers using more than one REALice systems in their arenas. Welcome to the City of Guelph, the District of Saanich, City of Kelowna and the City of Chilliwack for joining this group.

2.) More fabulous customer feedback: We love to hear from our customers and offer support long past their decision to purchase a REALice system.

Here are some current voices:

“I was the biggest skeptic, being an “old school” ice maker, but I can eat crow now.”

Mike Shevallier, Arena Manager, Christenson Sports & Wellness Centre, Rocky Mountain House, AB

“It definitely does do its job well. We’re very happy with it; we’ve noticed the harder ice and it’s smoother and looks cleaner. Overall it’s a better ice than what we had before.”

Ben Givlin, Regional Recreation Director, Tommy Ricketts Arena,  Baie Verte, NL


“We have been running the REALice System in our Lac du Bonnet Arena in Manitoba Canada for 2 years now. We get compliments on our ice almost on a daily basis. From hockey coaches, players and figure skaters: they all just love our ice!”

Jeff Seifried, Arena Manager, Lac du Bonnet, MB

3.) More proof: Xcel energy performed a case study on the Vadnais Sports Center in Minnesota. This twin pad facility is expected to save 1,055 GJ of natural gas and 175,000 kWh of electricity each year with REALice. Here is a link to the case study: click here.

4.) More Greenhouse Gas savings: 35t – 40t of CO2 are prevented from going into atmosphere year after year per ice sheet thanks to REALice. For the expected life of the equipment this amounts to 875t – 1,000t of emissions.

5.) More rebates: As of mid May 2019, FortisBC started to offer a $20,000 point of sale rebate for any indoor rink in BC that is  resurfaced regularly and maintained with a hot water system that uses natural gas. If you aren’t a FortisBC customer, you can still benefit from many of the utility rebate programs that are available. Just talk to us and we’ll find out how much money your rink could qualify for.

Read the latest FortisBC blog: Great ice, cool savings and reduced emissions