How would you rate your ice quality:
What is important to mentioned that in the ice maintenance process not only the snow is removed with the ice machine but also the ice also shaved 1mm per round to eliminate the scars and make it nice and transparent again.
Through ice crystal comparison it was shown that the ice made with REALice® treated water is:
leading to reduced energy usage in ice rinks. With the ice crystal being bigger, the density of the ice increases.
Image shows ice crystals of normal ice (left) and REALice® (right) as seen in cross-polarized light. The scale at the bottom is in cm. (Source: Lulea Technical University, Sweden, May 2011).
Incorporating REALice into our ice making equipment allows us to maintain ice quality despite our unique conditions. REALice has allowed us to reduce costs and energy consumption, while enabling us to improve our ice clarity.
Our unique environment necessitated a unique approach, and REALice provided a change in philosophy. REALice has allowed us to reduce our water temperature, decreasing our flood-to-freeze time without sacrificing our ice quality.
REALice's Håkan Gronlünd has always been so helpful to my team and I regarding implementation, follow-up information, and results.
Since our initial REALice installation we have added another REALice device to our other facility. We were unable to install REALice for our other facility's initial ice-in at the start of the 2019-20 season, but it will be part of ALL of our ice making - at both facilities - from now on.
We are very pleased with the results of the REALice system thus far. The users have reported very hard, consistent, and fast ice. The ice also looks very clear and has a nice sheen to it.
Our staff and users are completely satisfied with the switch, in fact if we hadn’t told users about it they wouldn’t even have noticed the change. On top of that, we are already seeing reductions in our gas and electricity usage.
What did you do to the ice after Christmas? Keep doing what you are doing, we love our Ice here in Castlegar.