01 Apr Planning for the Future
April 1, 2020 – With ice arenas closed and many year-round facilities having already taken out their ice, many arena managers are thinking about ways to reduce costs — and the future.
One way to plan for the future is shifting from hot water floods to REALice, using pressure to treat the floodwater instead of heat. Planning now for next season means your arena will be ready to make your ice with REALice-treated water once it’s time to put the ice back in.
The ice will be clear, dense, and durable — and using REALice will means lower costs for your facility. REALice will also make an ongoing difference in the CO2 emissions your facility is responsible for creating.
A Great Example
Take a look at the results from the Town of Caledon’s Mayfield Recreation Complex.
This seasonal arena significantly reduced its energy spend and lowered its CO2 emissions with ice their user groups love. REALice will work just as well at your arena.
With electric reductions of at least 10% and natural gas reductions of 79% or more, now is the time to save energy and make great ice. With REALice.
REALice is technology for a sustainable future
REALice is 3-D printed, maintenance-free and uses water pressure to treat the water, acting like hot water but without the expense of heating. Natural gas and electricity are saved — and CO2 emissions are avoided.
With REALice there are no other consumables needed like chemicals, filters or membranes and there are no additional power requirements unless the static water pressure is lower than 43 PSI which is rare with today’s modern arenas.