Author: Colleen O'Shea

Are You Running a Heater in Your Freezer? You are, if the ambient air temperature at 50-60°F. Or even warmer!!! That heater in the freezer is costing facilities thousands of dollars per year. The refrigeration system needs run colder to maintain ice quality and combat the heat,...

Driving an ice resurfacer is easy, right? No, it is not! This multitasking job is more demanding than many might think. Les Quinton, former Parks & Recreation Manager at Oilfields Regional Arena in Diamond Valley explains in one minute, why that is. It's because drivers need to be experts...

REALice is an easy-to-install measure that can help you shorten your equipment and End-of-Life (EOL) lists and save operations costs, CO2 emissions - without compromising ice quality. What ice-making equipment will you need to replace in your arena in the next five years? The boiler? Holding tanks? A water...

Are your energy bills are making you wince? If they are, it's time to make one small operational change that will cut costs and make ice making and maintenance easier. Say Goodbye to Hot Water Floods With REALice. REALice uses water pressure only to treat the floodwater, resulting...

[caption id="attachment_21508" align="alignleft" width="226"] Ryan Hobby and a member of the operations staff showing off their REALice installation at Superior Ice Rink in King's Park, NY[/caption] "We hadn't had "bad ice" in the past flooding with hot water," says Superior Ice Rink's Ryan Hobby. "But REALice...

We usually talk about reduced energy savings, lower run time hours and humidity levels with REALice. We don’t like to brag much about the better ice quality because we know the operations teams are extremely proud of the ice they produce with hot water. The reality...

It’s common sense that if you’re not heating the floodwater, you’ll save on water heating costs. But did you know that REALice will make a big impact on your electricity spend? Case Study: Uxbridge Arena The Uxbridge Arena is a seasonal twin pad in Ontario. They heat...

It's been a winning year for Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT. Its professional ice hockey team, the Danbury Hat Tricks, is one of 11 teams that make up the Federal Prospects Hockey League. On Sunday, they edged out the Carolina Thunderbirds on home ice in an exciting Game...

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