User Survey

As the team of ice makers working with REALice® grows, we would like to share the findings from our recent survey with arena operators with you.

How would you rate your ice quality?

Excellent0%
Good0%
Satisfactory0%

What are your approximate natural gas or oil savings with REALice®?

75%

40% of the users say savings are 75% and higher

50%

60% of the users say savings are between 50% and 75%

What are your approximate electricity savings with REALice®?

5% to 8%0%
9% to 12%0%
13% to 15%0%
greater than 15%0%

How do you measure your savings with REALice®?

Comparing current to previous utility bills - monitoring the kWh/GJ/therm/m^3 of natural usage/oil usage0%
Monitoring compressor loads and running time and comparing with previous logs0%
Installed separate sub meters on compressors and logging the run time and kWh usage0%
Calculate savings with temperature difference for resurfacing water & increase temperature in brine0%
Other calculations0%

In addition to utility cost savings, what effects have you noticed in the arena since REALice® was implemented?

Less draw on compressors and boilers0%
Less dehumidifier run time0%
Less rust on structural beams0%
Less ice cleans needed0%
Less condensation in the arena0%
Less water used and wasted0%
Less lime scale build up0%
More hot water for showers available 0%

REALice® helps to save thousands of dollars per year in utility costs, how do you plan to reinvest in other initiatives with the money saved in your arena?

100%

Infrastructure upgrades

12.5%

Expand on recreation programming

Are you considering installing more REALice® systems in other arenas?

Yes, looking at financing options0%
Yes, scheduled for next budget round0%
Yes, and still evaluating the technology/savings0%
Considering, plus, I would recommend REALice® to other ice techs0%
No, no more systems needed0%

What measures do you take to ensure best practices using the REALice® system?

Display REALice® best practices poster0%
Periodic staff updates on REALice® usage0%
Remove knob for the hot water valve0%
Remove any hoses that would allow by-passing the system0%
Seal off existing outlets that by-pass the system0%
Allowing enough time to resurface the ice (8-10min NHL rink, 10-12 min Olympic rink)0%
Use hand held device to perform maintenance and repairs0%
Use tempered water for the wash water 0%
If needed, add tempered water to resurfacing water0%
Ensure that the blade is sharp0%
Shave the ice with each flood in addition to collecting snow0%

How can we from REALice® Canada further engage with arena staff?

Expand the ice academy on the website0%
Run a webminar for ice makers to exchange know-how and ideas0%
Build a network of ice makers0%
Learn about how others maximize their savings with REALice®0%

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