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The Bonnyville and District Centre has a new and greener way of making ice that utilizes new technology allowing for cold water to be used in creating hard ice surfaces at the facility’s arenas. “Instead of filling our Zambonis with extremely hot 71-degree Celsius water, the...

The Lakeside Leader just published this story about REALice by Joe McWilliams: A new system of ice-making in Slave Lake’s Multi Rec Centre (MRC) looks as if it will deliver the lower costs that it promised. But if what we’re hearing is accurate, it’s much more than that. “People...

by Colleen O'Shea Don't you wish you had November ice in August? Ice that's hard. Ice that's fast. Ice that's slick. (Ice that isn't slushy and soft. Or produces a lot of snow.) It may be August, but they've got November ice in Slave Lake, AB. And it's...

A few weeks back we introduced Wayne Bacon, the lead hand for the Multi Rec Centre in Slave Lake, Alberta. Wayne shared how his new ice became the talk of the town. The Buzz continued and we decided to publish a second video with Wayne. In this short...

Wayne's official title, this time around, is Lead Hand. He's been doing the ice in Slave Lake, AB for 35 years, -- and the past two weeks of those have been with REALice-treated water. He'd retired (held the title of 'Supervisor") two years back and was asked to come...

Is there a difference between ice made with hot water and ice made with REALice? Jim Hampton from Sports Plus Ohio says there is. With over 250,000 square feet of playing space, Sports Plus Ohio is the largest sports facility in the greater Cincinnati area. We recently...

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In many smaller communities, curlers have no dedicated ice of their own and share arena ice with skaters. Many will tell you that's not ideal - with the number of bumps and scars they usually see, getting the rocks to curl properly is hit and miss. But Louis Robichaud,...

It's just over a month since Louis Robichaud, the Arena Manager at the Woodland Arena in Vermillion Bay, ON, installed their REALice water treatment system. And so far, he's very impressed with the ice and the reviews he got for it. "People come in and ask,...

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