An ice thickness of 1.25" will be sufficient with the use of the REALice® technology.
Optimal Ice Thickness
The thickness of the ice is one of the parameters that determines how much energy is consumed maintaining the ice. The thicker the ice, the more energy your facility will consume.
An average sized ice rink has an area of 17,000 square feet, all of which needs to have the heat from the water flood taken out of it in order for the ice to freeze. That’s an incredible amount of energy.
The REALice® system provides a harder and tougher ice which gives you the option to scrape off more of your ice, therefore saving a fair bit of energy consumption.