Success Stories

  • Enbridge case study on REALice at George Bell Arena

    Enbridge created an Energy Leaders initiative incentive program to promote early adoption of emerging technologies among commercial and industrial natural gas customers. The George Bell arena, in Toronto ON participated in the program and qualified for a rebate to cover 50% of the cost of......

  • FortisBC article from large scale ice resurfacing pilot program

    In 2014, FortisBC ran a large scale pilot project that introduced REALice technology in 10 ice arenas across BC. According to FortisBC, together, the 10 participating ice arenas reduced their energy consumption by 2,900 gigajoules per year! That’s like taking 714 cars off the road......

  • Calgary, AB – Trico Centre for Family Wellness, Saying hello to REALice and goodbye to hot water resurfacing

    May 1, 2017 – Trico Centre for Family Wellness (Calgary, AB), a busy year-round multi-use recreation facility with twin NHL-sized ice rinks, has purchased and installed a REALice system to resurface their ice with unheated water. This community-owned non-profit takes pride in operating their facility......

  • Oak Bay Rec saving about 40t of greenhouse gas emissions per year

    Oak Bay Rec Centre is located just outside Victoria, British Columbia. It has a multi-user arena facility that is open all year round and the ice is resurfaced on average 8 times per day. The Oak Bay Rec Centre operations team has committed to a strategic energy management program......

  • Financial Post features REALice®

    Switching customers to new technology demands time and skill The traditional way to make ice in an indoor hockey rink is to use hot water, but a new technology makes it possible to achieve the same end at a lower cost using room-temperature water. Educating people about......

  • Source Water Challenges Overcome with REALice

    Before REALice, Mineral-rich Well Water Had Hampered the Freezing Process Can REALice help a facility overcome source water challenges? Tony Liddle, who oversees facility operations at Kerry Park Recreation Centre, believes it has helped them immensely. The indoor ice arena uses well water that is......

  • Success Story Fuller Lake Arena – reducing the load of your plant

    North Cowichan – Fuller Lake Arena – REALice Success Story Taking load off of your plant If large loads are an issue with your ice plant, read Fred Kilner’s story about the Municipality of North Cowichan’s rink and how REALice has helped. It was a......

  • Cleantech Canada features REALice®

    Cleaning up Canada’s game: how one technology could change the way we take to the ice Even the local hockey rink can’t escape the climate-change economy VANCOUVER—For ice rink workers, filling up a Zamboni with anything but piping hot water is basically an act of......

  • Saanich news features REALice®

    Real Ice Canada was featured by @Saanich News at the end of March by Travis Paterson, Reporter at Saanich News.   Pearkes Arena reducing carbon footprint   The era of flooding ice rinks with hot water is coming to an end. Pearkes arena is one of about......

  • Maclean’s online magazine features REALice®

    Real Ice Canada was featured by @MacleansMag in a February piece by senior correspondent, Jonathon Gatehouse. “How Hockey Can Change its Energy-Hogging, Carbon Spewing Ways.”  Click here to read the full article:  http://www.macleans.ca/society/technology/how-hockey-can-change-its-energy-hogging-carbon-spewing-ways/      ...

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