Success Stories

  • 50th system installed in Canada; University of Alberta, Edmonton

    Congratulations University of Alberta! The first University in Canada to Use REALice’s Cold Water Resurfacing Technology! The University of Alberta is now using REALice technology for their ice making and ice resurfacing at the Clare Drake Arena! As part of the University’s commitment to save energy and greenhouse gas emissions......

  • Tacoma Public Utilities help Twin Rinks (Tacoma) think outside the box to save energy

    Purchased with the help of Tacoma Public Utilities, Twin Rinks in Tacoma wasn’t sure what to expect from their new piece of equipment. Using the REALice system, Tacoma Twin Rinks is getting crystal clear water without having to boil out the air. “It saves them a ton of energy,......

  • First city in Alberta to equip all their arenas with REALice

    The City of Camrose is the first city in Alberta to switch over all three of their ice sheets to the REALice system. This year they will begin flooding all of their ice pads with unheated water to make great ice, save energy, and GHG......

  • Hard Water Problems? Try REALice!

    We hear it over and over again … Hard water causes problems for ice makers when making and resurfacing ice sheets. REALice has launched an animated video to help potential customers understand how the REALice system makes great ice, even with hard water. The animation features “Charlie”,......

  • Max McLean Arena, Camrose, AB – Excellent quality ice!

    Arenas are one of the highest energy consuming facilities in Canada. Overhead heating, lights, refrigeration, and heating water have historically drawn a lot of energy in arenas. Arena Operators and Maintenance Workers, Energy Mangers, and community groups are working with green technology, like REALice, and......

  • Ice treatment in the City of Nanaimo, BC

    This summer, REALice was installed in the Nanaimo Ice Centre and now maintenance workers resurface their 2 NHL-sized ice sheets with cold water. Speaking about the impact the REALice system has for the City of Nanaimo, Scott Pamminger (Manager, Infrastructure Planning and Energy with the......

  • Nanaimo Ice Centre installs REALice​

    The City of Nanaimo was looking for opportunities to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. This summer, REALice was installed in the Nanaimo Ice Centre and now maintenance workers resurface their 2 NHL-sized ice sheets with cold water. When Scott Pamminger (Manager, Infrastructure Planning and......

  • Enbridge case study on REALice at George Bell Arena

    Enbridge created an Energy Leaders initiative incentive program to promote early adoption of emerging technologies among commercial and industrial natural gas customers. The George Bell arena, in Toronto ON participated in the program and qualified for a rebate to cover 50% of the cost of......

  • FortisBC article from large scale ice resurfacing pilot program

    In 2014, FortisBC ran a large scale pilot project that introduced REALice technology in 10 ice arenas across BC. According to FortisBC, together, the 10 participating ice arenas reduced their energy consumption by 2,900 gigajoules per year! That’s like taking 714 cars off the road......

  • Calgary, AB – Trico Centre for Family Wellness, Saying hello to REALice and goodbye to hot water resurfacing

    May 1, 2017 – Trico Centre for Family Wellness (Calgary, AB), a busy year-round multi-use recreation facility with twin NHL-sized ice rinks, has purchased and installed a REALice system to resurface their ice with unheated water. This community-owned non-profit takes pride in operating their facility......

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