20 Sep The Key to Making Great Ice
What if you could produce better ice all season long using treated cold floodwater instead of hot? You can do with REALice. The REALice floodwater system is the tool you need for making great ice. It will give you clear, durable, fast ice — all season long. It will also save you money: money you don’t need to be paying your utility companies.
Or… Just Keep Paying the Utilities
The cost of energy is increasing. Those costs may be cutting into your bottom line, or preventing your owners from reinvesting in their facility with new equipment, or their personnel with training and higher wages. With REALice, you can shave around 10% off your annual electric consumption, and around 80% off your water heating. Your user groups will thank you for the ice quality — and they may even have hot water for their showers now. And your utilities will probably pay incentives.
The reality is that In most States, the utilities have been mandated to help YOU lower your ENERGY CONSUMPTION. Most public utilities will even offer generous incentives to encourage you to install REALice. So what’s stopping you?
Using Pressure Instead of Temperature
Using pressure through the REALice instead of temperature results in water that freezes faster and results in more homogenous ice. That’s why the ice temperatures will need to be raised – usually 3-5°F higher than they were with hot water floods. That’s not a recommendation but a result of what the ice is showing it needs. Ice that’s too cold is brittle and creates a lot of snow — and scars and gouges. Raising the ice’s temperature results in fast, resilient ice that’s harder to scar and creates a lot less snow.
Don’t You Want Ice Like This?
Aside from the energy savings, the hard, fast, clear ice is a part of the benefits you’ll have with REALice. The video above is from the Multi-Recreation Centre in Slave Lake, AB — recorded two months after their REALice ice was first installed. That ice hasn’t been sitting idle, either. Their schedule is full of hockey camps, minor hockey, figure skating, beer leagues as well as a Junior “A” team that puts the ice through the paces. The brine settings began at 17°F and are now at 23°F and their ice, at 1 1/4″ thick, looks as good today as it did two months ago when they first put it in. Don’t you want ice like this?
Would you like to know more? Send us an email and we’ll tell you what we need to put a customized Rink Savings Proforma together for your facility, including avoided energy spent.