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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 on the pathway to net zero for ice rinks. For many indoor arenas using...

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...

We are so proud of Cristina Guido from the Town of Caledon who was named Energy Manager of 2019 from the SaveONtarioEnergy folks. Cristina implemented REALice at one arena willing to try our cold water flood technology for resurfacing the ice rink and are now moving...

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