Rinks at Exeter Lowers Run Time, Takes Advantage of On-Bill Financing for REALice Purchase

Rinks at Exeter - North Atlantic Hockey Group LLC

Rinks at Exeter Lowers Run Time, Takes Advantage of On-Bill Financing for REALice Purchase

The Rinks at Exeter in Exeter, NH is a busy twin pad in Exeter, NH. Owned by North Atlantic Hockey Group LLC, one REALice water treatment system was installed in November, 2018.

What arena manager Chet Murch finds most amazing is the reduced run time he’s seeing on his three compressors. Before REALice, and using hot water at 130°F to flood their ice, they averaged 57 hours of run time a day. Since REALice was installed and they started using tap-temperature cold water to resurface the ice, the run time average has dropped to 29 hours. The colder floodwater, and higher brine temperature settings they’re now able to go with, are why the compressors’ run time hours are so low. To date, they have raised their brine temperatures by more than 4°F compared to before REALice.

Rinks at Exeter - North Atlantic Hockey Group LLC

One of the twin pads at The Rinks at Exeter in Exeter, NH


Cypress, Ltd., the importer of the Swedish-made REALice resurfacing technology, was able to secure custom incentives on behalf of the North Atlantic Hockey Group which covered 35% of the project cost. In addition, North Atlantic Hockey Group took advantage of on-bill financing offered by their utility, with a 0% interest rate for the 36-month term.

“The utility made this a very easy decision for the customer,” says Tom Smolarek, President of Cypress. “With annual natural gas and electric savings projected at over $20,000 and rebates covering 35% of the project costs, their ROI is around nine months! And having the utility offer on-bill financing means the customer had no out-of-pocket costs.”


If you’d like to see REALice in action at The Rinks at Exeter, please join us for coffee and doughnuts on Friday, February 8th at 9:00 a.m. Chet Murch will be on hand as will members of the REALice team, to answer questions about REALice.

The Rinks at Exeter
40 Industrial Drive
Exeter, NH 03833

For directions to the rink, click here. Let us know you’re coming by sending an email to support@realice.us.


REALice’s cold water resurfacing technology takes the place of using extremely hot water to resurface the ice. The patented, 3D-printed system is a brilliant example of fluid dynamics, using only the water pressure available at the arena to run the system, without any further consumables needed like filters/membranes or chemicals to remove the micro air bubbles that are trapped in the water. The resulting water freezes faster, demanding less load from the refrigeration system and delivers ice that is clear, dense and durable.


Established in 1990, Cypress Ltd. delivers efficiency, demand response, technical and business technology assessments and 24/7  customer support services.

We support:

  • Investor and municipal owned utilities, associations, and special utility districts
  • The commercial, industrial, institutional/government, education customer markets
  • Energy value chain participants such as technology manufacturers, distributors, contractors and the engineering design community
For more information, please contact:

Tom Smolarek, President
Cypress Ltd.
380 N. San Jacinto Street
Hemet, CA 92545
Email: support@realice.us
Toll free: (844) 464-8408

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