Create a “green rink” – Cut Your Carbon Footprint by +40t of CO2 per Year

Energy, Costs and Emission savings with REALice®

Ice rinks consume vast amounts of energy and therefore contribute to global warming. The REALice® System will enable you to easily create a “Green Ice Rink” and reduce your emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 40 tonnes per rink per year and therefore quickly reducing your arenas carbon footprint.

  • Natural Gas Savings: 400 – 600 GJ
  • Electricity savings: + 50,000 kWh
  • Cost Savings: $1,000 – $1,200/month
  • CO2 emission savings: +50t / y**


FortisBC verified Natural Gas Savings according to
Measurement & Verification Pilot project in British Columbia  2014

** Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator we use.

For example: Williams Lake Cariboo Memorial Complex, twin pad

  • Previous Hydro  Average 09-2013: 711,587 kWh
  • Previous Natural Gas  Average 09-2013: 1898.0 GJ
  • 2014 with REALice Installation: 629,822 kWh / 1564.6 GJ

Energy Reduction in 5 months period: 81,765 kWh / 333.4 GJ

For example: Electricity savings (Kerry Park Arena, Vancouver Island) single pad: 

Chart: average kWh/Day comparison before and after REALice. The REALice® system enables to save on average 720 kWh/day.

Ways to measure/calculate savings with REALice®

  • Comparing current to previous utility bills (monitoring kWH, GJ / therm / m3 of natural gas usage / oil usage)
  • Monitoring compressor loads and running time and comparing with previous logs
  • Install separate sub meters on compressors and logging the run time and kWh usage, i.e with Eyedro Business Electricity Monitors (
  • Calculate savings by entering the temperature difference for resurfacing water & increase in brine temperature:
REALice vs. Hot Water