01 Mar Braemar Arena in Minnesota Goes Green!
Under the direction of Susie Miller, General Manager of the Braemar Arena in Edina, MN., the 3-pad indoor ice rink and 4th seasonal pad has become the first facility in Minnesota to install the REALice® system for all its ice surfaces.
A REALice system was initially installed at the Braemar arena in September, 2014 to service two of its four ice pads. Benefitting from the design of the arena, one system serviced two sheets of ice. After a six-month trial and surveillance of the ice quality and reduced utility costs, Miller ordered a second REALice system to service the two remaining rinks.
Miller is very pleased with the results, reporting that her skaters “love the new ice”.
The Braemar Arena has saved over US $25,000 in energy costs to date. Miller was interested in maintaining top quality ice and saving money and REALice helped her accomplish those goals.