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John Dewey, the American philosopher and educator, said “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” At the ORFA Conference earlier this month, we happened to meet some students taking a course towards their Certified Ice Technician designation. They were subsequently interviewed by ORFA –...

Looking to find a specific ice rink or even an overview off all the facilities near you? Check out the Arena Guide Canada: www.arenaguide.ca The Arena Guide Canada - the most comprehensive Arena directory for Canada features all Canadian ice arenas (indoor and outdoor) and currently lists 2766 ice...

Great question! For owners and municipalities alike, quality ice is the product you're selling. Of course, ice quality itself is largely subjective -- we've heard of rinks where no one ever complains until the home team loses a big game! As a rule of thumb,...

Looking to save money on your utility bills at your arena? Switching to the REALice technology saves tremendously on natural gas and electricity costs. Natural gas usage can be reduced on average by 79% according to FortisBC - see large scale pilot from 2014. Electric usage can be reduced by 10% - 12% by resetting...

REALice vs. Hot Water