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Did you know that resurfacing is the third-highest energy spent in an indoor ice rink? It is, trailing refrigeration and HVAC. That energy spent also accounts for greenhouse gas emissions, so making a change in the flooding habits will have more benefits than just energy costs.   The FCM’s...

After our stop at the Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Arena in North Dumfries, we decided to turn this visit into a different type of Operator to Operator call. Instead of interviewing Ryan, the operator on duty, we followed him while he was doing his flood with REALice-treated...

From silver foxes to young operators, see what people are thinking about the REALice difference: ice quality, and savings - in under 2 minutes. Great ice and savings! REALice is technology for a sustainable future REALice is 3-D printed, maintenance-free, and uses pressure to treat the water....

Our partner in Ontario, Elexicon Group, is hosting a Skate, Lunch, and Learn at the Uxbridge Arena on October 25 from 11:30 am - 1 pm.  The Uxbridge Arena implemented the REALice system at the beginning of this season and Elexicon is excited to show 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...

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...

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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,...

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...

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