Tilbury Ice is one of 10 rinks in the province taking part in a 10-week pilot program to test technology used for ice resurfacing.
FortisBC, which invested $300,000 to fund the pilot program, projects the 10 rinks will realize natural gas savings equivalent to heating more than 300 homes or taking almost 300 cars off the road.
The REAL ice technology being tested comes from Europe. It is relatively new to North America but it has been installed in more than 250 locations internationally, noted FortisBC energy efficiency and conservation director Sarah Smith.
She said the International Ice Hockey Federation endorses the technology.