Great Ice, Lower Costs, Run Time AND Maintenance

Nathan Kleinschmit, Engineering Manager at The Monument in Rapid City, SD.

Great Ice, Lower Costs, Run Time AND Maintenance

The Rapid City Rush had its home opener at The Monument on Friday night, and they didn’t disappoint. This is the ECHL team’s third season using ice made with REALice.

That’s a little sidebar to show that REALice is being used by all kinds of arenas, from small community single pads all the way up to stadiums for professional teams, like the Rush.

“We never had ‘bad’ ice”

A few weeks back, we asked The Monument’s Engineering Manager, Nathan Kleinschmit, to come on a Zoom call with an Alabama operations team who were just about to start using REALice. Kleinschmit obliged and we recorded a bit of that to share with you. He says they never had “bad” ice when they did hot water floods. In fact, they weren’t looking for better ice when they came to REALice: it was for the savings and the reduced load. But better ice is what they got.

Kleinschmit says they were always ranking in the top 5 of the ECHL’s finalists for “Best Ice”. But in 2020-21, the first season The Monument was using the REALice hot floodwater alternative, the coveted Best Ice award went to the Rapid City Rush. No award was given out in the 2021-22 season.

Having award-winning ice is something to be proud of. But in today’s competitive market, it’s also important to find a product that also brings lower energy costs, lower run times on your compressors — and less maintenance for your staff, in addition to great ice.

In this 55 second clip, Nathan explains to other operators what REALice has done for their arena. Watch it here.

Great Ice and Great Financing, too

Great ice and great savings, that’s what you’ll get with REALice. We work closely with the National Energy Improvement Fund’s Commercial Energy Finance Divisionfor equipment financing. NEIF, a certified B Corp®, can finance up to 100% of costs for improvements that make businesses resilient, energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable – like REALice. Stay liquid, and benefit in many cases from financing, rebates and tax savings. Send us an email and we’ll send you a 1-page brochure from NEIF – as well as the information we need to put a rink savings profile together for your rink.

Save money and make great ice, and get great financing too. With REALice.

Savings Calculator