Is the Humidity in Your Arena Making You Sweat?


Is the Humidity in Your Arena Making You Sweat?

Excess condensation showing on the glass of the boards. Every time the ice gets flooded with extremely hot water, more humidity is added to a rink.

November 9, 2017 – The humidity in a rink is always changing. The outside weather conditions, the number of spectators and players, open doors, gates and garage doors are all contributors, as are longer seasons with the ice staying in all year round. Of course, using extremely hot floodwater to resurface the ice many times every day, doesn’t help.

Operators are striving towards optimal humidity levels of 50-55% – some even without a de-humidifier.

Switching to REALice’s cold water flooding technology has tremendous impact on the amount of humidity that is released into the building and onto the ice. It truly helps in the efforts to control humidity levels.

The REALice system acts like hot water, but without adding the extra humidity — or the hot water expense!


Fog on the ice


Top 10 impacts when humidity is out of control: 

  1. Creates uneven and rugged ice
  2. Excess snow is produced when skate blades come into contact with the ice
  3. Cloudy ice – making it difficult to see the lines and advertisements
  4. Rust, wood rot, and damage to surfaces in arenas
  5. Dissatisfied user groups and an uncomfortable environment for the spectators
  6. Moisture drips
  7. Increased load on refrigeration system
  8. Build up of biological growth on surfaces
  9. Decreased operational efficiency, increased maintenance
  10. Fog on the glass


REALice reduces the amount of humidity in the rink and saves energy without the need for filters, membranes, additives, or additional energy sources, and it’s eligible for cash incentives from many utilities.

Ask us and we’ll let you know the savings you’ll see, the incentives you may be eligible for, and the Return on Investment you’ll have.

Or maybe you would like to speak to one of our references first?

No problem! Contact any of our installations across North America and you will discover that not only are they saving money resurfacing their ice with cold water, but they’re making great ice too and reducing the humidity in the arena at the same time.

The REALice® system is available for purchase or can be financed.

For more information, contact:

Tom Smolarek, Managing Director
Cypress Ltd.
380 N. San Jacinto Street
Hemet, CA 92545
Toll free: (844) 464-8408

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