We're making great ice without hot water.
~ Larry Bruyere, Ice in Paradise, Goleta, CA


For ice makers, COLD is the new HOT!

REALice stops your hot water resurfacing addiction cold.


Maintenance Free
Vortex Process Technology
- 5 Year Warranty -

What is REALice®?

The REALice water treatment system for ice arenas eliminates the need for hot water when building and resurfacing ice. Easy-to-install and maintenance free, REALice removes the micro-air bubbles from water without using chemicals, filters or membranes. You’ll creating hard, clear ice and substantially lower your utility costs.


With an typical ROI of 1-2 years, REALice requires no additional energy sources to operate. And it’s eligible for rebates from various utilities throughout the USA.


This energy reduction tool is used by more than 500 indoor ice arenas worldwide. To calculate the energy savings REALice can bring your facility, download our estimate form here.

Key Benefits

  • reduces the draw on compressors and boilers
  • reduces the dehumidifiers’ run time,
  • contributes to less rust on structural beams
  • fewer ice cleanings needed
  • contributes to less condensation in the arena
  • less water used, and wasted
  • adds to a longer amortization on equipment


Estimated ROI:

  • 2 years for most single pads
  • Less than 1 year on most twin pads

Real Savings

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  • Natural Gas Savings: 6000-9000 therms
  • Electricity savings: + 85,000 kWh
  • Cost Savings: $1,200 – $1,500/month

Great Ice Quality

REALice® treated water produces ice that’s hard and resilient.


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Since 2010, REALice® has been used by the NHL for all their outdoor games, the Winter Classics, Heritage Classics and Stadium Series.

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Save on energy, wear and tear, corrosion and more. Click here to get started with REALice!

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The Impact of REALice®


Arenas using REALice® worldwide


Tons of CO2 Emissions saved per year - 150 tons per rink


The equivalent of 5,344 new trees or seedlings per rink

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