Author: Florian Gabriel

19 Aug Spending money to save money

"Ice arenas are costly operations  -- and it can be challenging to balance the budget," says Florian Gabriel of REALice Canada, "you need to invest to make something happen. That's exactly what our customers are doing. They're investing today to save money tomorrow." Just like Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks...

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19 Aug Vernon Morning Star features REALice

Armstrong ice system saves money Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation has invested in a brand new REALice system. Just in time for the upcoming season, the Nor-Val Sports Centre has built its ice from scratch with unheated water. This switch will not only save the community thousands of...

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12 Aug The REALice Domino Effect

One of the concepts many ice makers have a hard time seeing is the energy-saving domino effect of REALice. Eliminating the need to heat up the water brings additional -- and substantial -- energy savings, in a few different ways. Here's how: Chain Reaction At the very core of what the...

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03 Aug Building Great Ice with REALice

With July winding down, many arenas have a date circled in their calendar to begin the artificial ice making process for the start of the hockey and figure skating season. For some of our customers, it means their first time ever building ice using the REALice System. Since...

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10 Jan REALice used at NHL Winter Classic in Boston, MA

It was overcast and 40.6 degrees F at puck drop on Friday, perfect conditions for outdoor hockey. The players certainly noticed the ice quality and after the game many of them commented on how much they appreciated the quality of the ice. "As a player in the...

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08 Jan District floats proposal to reduce greenhouse gases

‘We’re quite excited,’ facilities manager says of ‘carbon-neutral’ ideas for Brennan Park in Squamish, BC Three Brennan Park Recreation Centre projects proposed for the 2016 budget could help the district reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by almost 30 tonnes per year. All three projects relate to upgrading...

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17 Dec Breamar Arenas in Minnesota go green!

Braemar Arena in Edina, Minn., under the direction of Susie Miller, has become the first rink in Minnesota to install the new water treatment system REALice. Braemar installed the REALice system in September of 2014. Benefitting from the design of the arena, one system services two...

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