Funding sources for REALice

There is funding available for the REALice Technology across Canada

Check with your local key account representative for gas and electricity and with your provincial government for any additional funding sources.



Alberta Municipalities: Recreation Energy Conservation Program (REC) administered through MCCAC

Update 2020:
Municipal NHL-sized arenas no longer need energy audits to apply for funding through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s REC Program. Without an energy audit, a municipality with an NHL-sized arena will be able to receive a rebate of up to 75% of the cost of REALice. Click here for more info


Businesses and Not-for-Profits: Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program

Indigenous Communities: The Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program (AICEP)


British Columbia


FortisBC rink de-aerator rebate program for gas and electric customers | To start the process: Load the application form and send it to start the process back signed to info(at) | Rebate is $27,000 (75% of the capital cost).


Indigenous communities: The Province of British Columbia’s Community Energy Leadership Program



If you are an Enbridge Gas customer: Call Enbridge at 1-866-844-9994 or email them at for more information.


If you are a Union Gas customer: Contact your key account representative. Prescriptive program with incentive paid out at $1,500.- per ice pad.


Incentives for Hydro are administered by the Independent Electricity System Operators (IESO) for the Save On Energy program. Eligible customers can get incentives of 10cents/kWh saved. We can help you apply for rebates.


Check out: Consumption Savings in Ontario: The Utilities Weigh In

Federation of Canadian Municipalities


There might be grants available through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. That’s how the City of Calgary put in REALice into ALL its municipally owned-and-operated arenas.

All other Canadian Provinces and Territories


Contact your local utility provider to see what they are offering in incentives when you make the switch to using unheated water for your ice resurfacing.