If you leave the ice temperature at 16°F (-8.88°C) and use cold water to resurface the ice, the water will freeze too fast.
Ice temperature is the one parameter that has the biggest effect on your energy consumption.
Every 1℃ you add to the ice temperature will save approximately 5% of your total energy consumption.
For any average ice-rink the optimum ice temperature is 26.6ºF or minus 3℃.
With REALice®, molecules in the water change allowing the water to crystallize easier thereby freezing, which gives you the option to increase the ice temperature by 1-2℃.
Working with REALice® you can raise the ice temperature from 16ºF (- 8.88°C) to 18ºF – 19ºF (- 7.77°C to -7.22°C) and then gradually work up to 23ºF (-5°C) or even 25°F (- 3.8°C) in small increments.