Create a “green rink” and cut your carbon footprint by +150 tons of CO2 per year

Energy, Cost and Emission Savings with REALice®

Ice rinks consume vast amounts of energy and, therefore, contribute to global warming. The REALice System will enable you to easily create a “Green Ice Rink” and reduce your emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 150 tons per rink per year, quickly reducing your arenas carbon footprint.

  • Natural Gas Savings: 7000 – 8000 therms / pad
  • Electricity savings: + 95,000 kWh
  • Cost Savings: $1,000 – $1,200/month
  • CO2 emission savings: +150t / y**


FortisBC verified Natural Gas Savings according to
Measurement & Verification Pilot project in British Columbia  2014

** Check out the greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator we use.

10-year cashflow forecast for an average arena, operating 7 months/year

For example: Williams Lake Cariboo Memorial Complex, twin pad

  • Previous monthly Hydro average 09-2013: 711,587 kWh
  • Previous monthly Natural Gas average 09-2013: 1898.0 GJ
  • Averages after REALice installation: 629,822 kWh and 1564.6 GJ

Energy reduction in 5-month period: 81,765 kWh and 333.4 GJ

For example: Electricity savings (Kerry Park Arena, BC) single pad: 

Chart: average kWh/day comparison before and after REALice. The REALice System brings average savings of 720 kWh/day.

Ways to measure/calculate savings with REALice®

  • Compare current to previous utility bills for water heating and chiller usage (monitoring kWh, therms / m3 of natural gas usage / oil usage)
  • Monitor water heating use, compressor loads and running times and comparing those with previous logs
  • Install separate submeters on compressors and logging the run time and kWh usage
  • Calculate savings by entering the temperature difference for re-surfacing water and increase in brine temperature:
Savings Calculator