Success Stories

  • Hard Water Problems? Try REALice!

    We hear it over and over again … Hard water causes problems for ice makers when making and resurfacing ice sheets. REALice has launched an animated video to help potential customers understand how the REALice system makes great ice, even with hard water. The animation features “Charlie”,......

  • Max McLean Arena, Camrose, AB – Excellent quality ice!

    Arenas are one of the highest energy consuming facilities in Canada. Overhead heating, lights, refrigeration, and heating water have historically drawn a lot of energy in arenas. Arena Operators and Maintenance Workers, Energy Mangers, and community groups are working with green technology, like REALice, and......

  • Ice treatment in the City of Nanaimo, BC

    This summer, REALice was installed in the Nanaimo Ice Centre and now maintenance workers resurface their 2 NHL-sized ice sheets with cold water. Speaking about the impact the REALice system has for the City of Nanaimo, Scott Pamminger (Manager, Infrastructure Planning and Energy with the......

  • Nanaimo Ice Centre installs REALice​

    The City of Nanaimo was looking for opportunities to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. This summer, REALice was installed in the Nanaimo Ice Centre and now maintenance workers resurface their 2 NHL-sized ice sheets with cold water. When Scott Pamminger (Manager, Infrastructure Planning and......

  • 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......

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