04 Oct FMC Ice Sports in the US installs REALice in five more arenas
September 28, 2018 – Facility Management Corporation (FMC Ice Sports) of Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA has purchased and installed five more REALice systems for five separate facilities it manages on behalf of the State of Massachusetts’ Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR).
With this latest purchase there are seven DCR-owned and FMC Ice Sports-managed arenas using REALice’s cold water resurfacing technology.
The five installations were installed as part of FMC’s summer maintenance projects and all were in place for the start of the 2018-19 hockey season.
Robert McBride, the President of FMC, says that at the beginning, he was skeptical the REALice technology would work.
“I was a skeptic, but the proof is in the pudding,” says McBride, who is also the President of the Board of Directors of the Ice Skating Institute. “We were pleased enough with the ice quality and the energy savings at those rinks to move forward with these next five installations. That number may grow to 13 in 2018 depending on further support from the utilities.”
Tom Smolarek, the Managing Director of Cypress, Ltd., REALice’s partner in the US, says the FMC repeat order is an important signal.
“This FMC order will act as a beacon to other ice arenas,” Smolarek says. “FMC is one of the largest private arena operators in America, and getting repeat business for our cold water resurfacing technology — especially in this quantity — proves to the doubters that REALice saves energy and makes great ice.”
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