Ice in Paradise, Goleta CA

About This Project

Ice in Paradise, Goleta CA

Ice in Paradise is a twin pad facility in Southern California owned by the Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association (GSBISA), a non-profit organization. The two rinks are named in honor of two major contributors to the project, businessmen Jack Norqual and Ed Snider (owner of the Philadelphia Flyers). The facility, which opened its doors in September, 2015 has never used hot water to build or flood their ice which General Manager Larry Bruyere calls an “incredible energy savings”. Bruyere, who was a skeptic about REALice at first, says the proof is on the ice.
“REALice just bonds better, it makes better ice. Any rink operator who takes the opportunity to try it will see. And they can change their ways — just like I did!”
Features: 1 x 200 ft x 85 ft ice surface, 1 x 100 ft x 60 studio ice surface, 6 team locker rooms, a figure skating room, specially equipped adaptive sports locker room, food concessions, rental skates, a homework center, organized programs for figure skating and ice hockey (boys, girls, adults) and daily public skating.

Electrical and gas savings with REALice at Ice in Paradise


kWh Estimated Savings with REALice®



  • Ice temperature raised 4°F (6% refrigeration savings/1°F)
  • Stronger, clearer ice and increased ice quality
  • Cold water means less dehumidification

Estimated Savings 228,862 kWh


Estimated Therms saved with REALice®


Gas Savings

  • No natural gas used to heat water for flooding
  • 200 gallons x 9 times a day @ 140°F => 50°F
  • 12 months of the year.

Estimated savings: 9,666 Therms



6985 Santa Felicia Dr, Goleta, CA 93117 (805) 879-1550

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