What is REALice®?

The REALice water treatment system for ice arenas eliminates the need for hot water when building and resurfacing ice.


Easy-to-install and maintenance free, REALice removes the micro-air bubbles from water without using chemicals, filters or membranes. You will get hard, clear ice and substantially lower your utility costs and humidity in the arena.


REALice requires no additional energy sources to operate. And it’s eligible for rebates from various utilities throughout Canada.


REALice is in use in over 500 ice arenas worldwide. To calculate the energy savings REALice can bring your facility, download our estimate form here.

Key Benefits

  • reduced draw on compressors & boilers
  • less dehumidifier run time,
  • less rust on structural beams
  • fewer ice cleans needed
  • less condensation in the arena
  • less water used, and wasted
  • longer amortisation on equipment


Estimated Return On Investment:

  • 2-3 years for a single pad
  • 1-2 years for a twin pad rink

Real Savings

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  • Natural Gas Savings: +10,000m3
  • Electricity savings: + 50,000 kWh
  • Cost Savings: $1,000 – $1,200/month.

* FortisBC verified Natural Gas Savings

Great Ice Quality

REALice® treated water produces ice that’s hard and resilient.


Partner of: 

  • Swedish Hockey Federation
  • Finnish Hockey Federation
  • International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)


REALice® has been used by the NHL for all their outdoor games, Winter Classic, Heritage Classic and Stadium Series, since 2010.

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