Ice Rink Maintenance

Don’t flood the ice with water, let the water freeze in thin layers to get a strong high-quality ice.


Ice Rink Maintenance


Most operators know that if you want good quality ice, you have to have good ice rink maintenance.

Is rink operator using the REALice R1x handheld to resurface the iceIce quality can be affected by many parameters. If you want good quality ice, you should not expose it to large temperature differences. If you wish to increase or decrease the temperature, do it in stages where the ice gets time to get used to the new temperature. Also, try to include a dry-shaving morning routine in your schedule for a clear sheet of ice in your arena. This will reduce water usage and keeps the ice layer at an appropriate thickness.


With the REALice® specially designed nozzle, water gets sprayed on the ice in a fine mist that freezes quickly as it impacts the ice. By using this technique, you are laminating the ice in thin layers.


When resurfacing the ice, bear in mind that you pass through certain areas more often than others. Lower or stop the water flow when passing through these areas. This will prevent the ice from being uneven.

For many more ideas to better ice arena maintenance to reduce cost see: 20 WAYS TO REDUCE ICE RINK COST