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Here is a great article published today by the Toronto Star written about the REALice floodwater technology. The town council in Pincher Creek, Alberta, passed a motion to sign an offer letter for grant funding for a REALice system to lower greenhouse gas emissions at Pincher Creek MCC Arena. “If...

The Mayor's Megawatt Challenge shares their roadmap to get ice rinks to net-zero! To prepare this roadmap to reach net zero in ice rinks, this pilot study looked at 9 ice arenas in Ontario and assessed the many ways of how emissions can be reduced before...

When the puck stays flat and the team and the officials are happy you are off to a good start! Looking at it a bit more objectively, good skating ice creates a small amount of fine powdered snow and the lines are easily visible and transparent....

Ice rinks consume vast amounts of energy and therefore contribute to global warming. There are many ways to lower the carbon footprint (CO2) in the ice rink and lower your natural gas expense. For many indoor arenas using natural gas as a fuel source for water heating,...

Ice rinks use a lot of energy. Energy prices are rising and carbon taxes are increasing. Looking at ways to reduce costs for ice rink refrigeration should be a top priority. Ice arenas are some of the most energy-intensive commercial buildings in a community using a chiller system...

At REALice Canada we are often asked for suggestions to help improve the arena ice maintenance and reduce the costs of running the rink. Of course, with rising natural gas and electricity costs and increasing carbon taxes, cutting the arena's energy spent is key. Here is our...

Okotoks, Alberta (July 09, 2021) - Rinks at the Okotoks Pason arenas and Recreation Centre recently got an upgrade in the form of new cold water flooding systems. The town's climate change and energy specialist Sheri Young says it's actually a pretty cool process. "This used to...

What impact will the carbon tax have on natural gas prices? Robin Hutcheson, a P. Eng. from Arborus Consulting / CoEnergy Coop in Ottawa, ON has done the math. For many municipalities using natural gas as a fuel source for water heating, the escalating costs -- even...

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