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Synthetic Ice is an Eco-Friendly Ice Surface

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Thursday, August 15, 2019
Climate change is affecting all aspects of our lives. Many of us are not conscious of how many things that we do affect the environment. We all need to make changes to conserve our planet but also because as temperatures rise, we are being forced to come up with alternative solutions.

Water is one of our most precious resources. Our fresh water supply is dwindling, and we need to do everything we can to conserve it. Synthetic ice is one eco-friendly solution to water conservation as it requires none to keep the surface smooth. A traditional ice rink requires thousands of gallons to first create a surface and then frequent flooding to keep the surface free of ruts and bumps.

Many communities are looking for alternative solutions to the conventional ice rink. Traditional rinks are costly to run, requiring large amounts of electricity to maintain and operate the refrigeration system. Synthetic ice needs no electricity and can be used in any environment.



Traditional outdoor rinks rely on cold temperatures for an ideal skating surface. As temperatures rise, there are fewer days that a rink can be used. Artificial ice rinks are a fabulous alternative as they can be used year-round, no matter the temperature. There is no need to rely on the elements! Maintaining a synthetic ice rink has minimal cost. And no Zamboni is required!

Whether the synthetic ice surface is installed inside or out, a fabulous ice-skating experience can be enjoyed year round by figure skaters, hockey players and recreational skaters. And all can feel good about it as this environmentally conscious surface saves huge amounts of water and electricity.

Choosing a reputable company is crucial to ensure a smooth, seam-free surface. Synthetic Ice Solutions uses cutting edge technology and the most advanced materials to produce the best artificial ice available today. Superior fit and durability will allow for years and years of skating enjoyment. 

Synthetic Ice Solutions gives you a top-of-the-line skating surface and is your best bet when it comes to performance, speed, design and price. Whether you are looking for a residential or commercial ice pad, we should be your only choice. Give us a call and we will set up a time for you to come try before you buy. For a no obligation quote go to our Contact Page here.

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

Why Synthetic Ice Solutions Has the Best Artificial Ice

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Friday, July 26, 2019

Are you in the market for an artificial ice surface for you home or recreational facility? Synthetic ice rinks are becoming more popular because of their convenience and eco-friendly benefits. You want to be sure you are purchasing a superior product for maximum enjoyment.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking to install a small pad for your house or a full-sized skating rink for a business; Synthetic Ice Solutions has the best product for you. We pride ourselves on using the most technologically advanced materials to give you the best artificial ice available. The specially formulated polymer provides a superior skating surface that is smooth, strong and durable. Ultra-violet stabilization allows our ice surface to be installed anywhere. It stands up to heat and cold so can be used indoors or out.

Compared to other artificial ice surfaces, Synthetic Ice Solutions’ pads provide the least amount of resistance and friction, so no messy liquid silicone is necessary. Skating on our surface requires 10-15% more effort than skating on real ice, but this is ideal for those hockey players or figure skaters looking to improve their skills. Skaters will become stronger from skating on our ice. 



Each panel is custom-made to suit your space. We use 4’ x 8’ and 4’ x 4’ panels to minimize the number of seams. Our “True Lock” connecting system allows for a perfect fit and because of our state-of-the-art technology, you will not experience the contraction and expansion issues that other inferior products have.

Our ice pads have a long life. With regular use, you should get 10 years out of one side and then 10 on the other. Installation is simple, a 16’ x 32’ rink should only take 1 ½ hours to put together and you’ll be ready to skate immediately! Maintenance is super easy too. Sweeping with a damp mop is all that is required. It is recommended if you are installing outside, you keep your surface covered with a tarp to protect it from leaves, sap, dirt and other environmental factors.

Synthetic Ice Solutions gives you a top-of-the-line skating surface and is your best bet when it comes to performance, speed, design and price. Whether you are looking for a residential or commercial ice pad, we should be your only choice. Give us a call and we will set up a time for you to come try before you buy. For a no obligation quote go to our Contact Page here.

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

Synthetic Ice is an Eco-Friendly Ice Surface

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Thursday, July 11, 2019

Climate change is affecting all aspects of our lives. Many of us are not conscious of how many things that we do affect the environment. We all need to make changes to conserve our planet but also because as temperatures rise, we are being forced to come up with alternative solutions.

Water is one of our most precious resources. Our fresh water supply is dwindling, and we need to do everything we can to conserve it. Synthetic ice is one eco-friendly solution to water conservation as it requires none to keep the surface smooth. A traditional ice rink requires thousands of gallons to first create a surface and then frequent flooding to keep the surface free of ruts and bumps. 

Many communities are looking for alternative solutions to the conventional ice rink. Traditional rinks are costly to run, requiring large amounts of electricity to maintain and operate the refrigeration system. Synthetic ice needs no electricity and can be used in any environment.



Traditional outdoor rinks rely on cold temperatures for an ideal skating surface. As temperatures rise, there are fewer days that a rink can be used. Artificial ice rinks are a fabulous alternative as they can be used year-round, no matter the temperature. There is no need to rely on the elements! Maintaining a synthetic ice rink has minimal cost. And no Zamboni is required! 

Whether the synthetic ice surface is installed inside or out, a fabulous ice-skating experience can be enjoyed year round by figure skaters, hockey players and recreational skaters. And all can feel good about it as this environmentally conscious surface saves huge amounts of water and electricity. 

Choosing a reputable company in crucial to ensure a smooth, seam-free surface. Synthetic Ice Solutions uses cutting edge technology and the most advanced materials to produce the best artificial ice available today. Superior fit and durability will allow for years and years of skating enjoyment. 

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

Do I Have Room For A Synthetic Ice Rink At My House?

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Friday, June 28, 2019

Do you have a little one that can’t get enough hockey? Do they play mini sticks at all hours? Maybe it’s time to take it a step up and install a synthetic ice rink in your house. 
Having a space in your home where your child can practice their ice skating skills whenever they want will not only keep him or her motivated but save you time driving back and forth to the rink. Every rink is custom manufactured so you can build it to fit any space. You can install a full rink or partial for smaller areas.

Where is the ideal space for you and your needs? Here are some common locations that artificial ice surfaces have been installed in homes. 

1. Garage
Turn your garage into a small rink. It is a great space as it is flat and you can open the doors to allow an outdoor feel. Your child will love the easy access to practice their skating including turns, starts and stops, edges, shooting and puck handling skills.
 
2. Basement
Turn your unfinished basement into a practice facility! Instead of a typical playroom with couch, TV and Xbox, create a space for your child to be active and follow their dream of becoming an NHL star. 

3. Yard 
Prep your area to make a flat surface. Your rink can then be installed and enjoyed in any weather! Your child can train in the blazing summer heat or in the dead of winter. Temperature will not impact the performance of your synthetic ice.

4. Deck
Because the pieces snap together effortlessly, you can have your rink set up during the week and then easily uninstall for that weekend party! 

Having a home synthetic rink also allows you as a parent to interact more with your child. You can improve your skating skills as well! Just make sure you are prepared to be the talk of the town. Your house will be the most popular one in the neighbourhood!

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

Figure Skating On Synthetic Ice

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Friday, June 21, 2019
Booking ice time can be a challenging thing, especially for an individual figure skater. Prime time slots can be difficult to get because of team hockey practices or games and the expense can be too much for an individual practice.

Imagine having a space in your own home where you could practice your turns, spins, jumps and skating skills! No more fighting for ice time, no more driving to the rink, no more waiting for other skaters to get out of the way. 

Competitive figure skaters can get all the time they need whenever they want if a synthetic ice rink was set up right in your own home. A backyard, basement, garage or any flat surface makes for an ideal spot to install your own personal rink. The best part is that weather doesn’t affect the surface of your ice. You can practice all year long inside or out!

Skating on synthetic ice is similar to skating on the real thing. It does add a little extra resistance (10-15% more) than a traditional ice surface, but this resistance can improve skills once returning to natural ice. Figure skaters will notice an increase in strength, endurance and agility once back on real ice.

Choosing the right manufacturer is crucial. Some products on the market are hard, difficult to skate on and require messy lubricants to be effective. Synthetic Ice Solutions has a superior product that has a True Lock system that makes installation a breeze with a perfect fit. You will not experience expansion and contraction issues that other inferior products have. State-of-the-art materials provide superior performance, wear, stability and a longer life. Each panel is custom built so your can create a surface that will fit your space perfectly. There is little maintenance required; an occasional sweep and mop should do the trick! 



Remember, practice makes perfect! With your own private practice facility, you will have a jump on the competition! 

Synthetic Ice Solutions is a leader in synthetic ice development with more than 30 years in the plastics industry. We are passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Call us at 647-691-2922 or 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com for more information.

China Signs 3 Year Deal To Buy Synthetic Ice

Synthetic Ice Solutions - Saturday, March 16, 2019
Wayman Harten, President of Synthetic Ice Solutions finalizing 3 year deal with Chinese distributor.

We are proud to announce that earlier in 2018 we signed a 3-year contract with a distributor in China to supply synthetic ice into the Chinese market.  It’s a very exciting opportunity and we are extremely happy that of all of the synthetic ice manufacturers they have selected Synthetic Ice Solutions. 

China is preparing to host the Winter Olympics in 2022 and part of that is to ramp up the competitive level of their athletes and teams in sports that aren’t traditionally strong for Chinese athletes.  As host, China will be competing in most if not all events and it’s very important to be competitive and represent their country with pride.  To make ice sports like hockey more accessible, education authorities in China have been installing synthetic ice rinks in schools.  We are excited to be part of this endeavor.

Hockey in particular is a major focus for China.  The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) granted China a spot in the 2022 Olympic hockey competition but they are now concerned that China will not field a competitive team.  As a result, the Chinese government has been working hard to promote hockey in an effort to build up to 2022.  According to the Chinese Ice Hockey Association, as reported by the publication “China Daily”, their number of registered youth players has increased from 2,000 to 12,000 from 2015 to 2018. 

We’ve had some people wonder whether they are just ordering our ice in order to learn how to copy it.  Obviously, China is the world’s leading manufacturer of all types of products and is known for the ability to quickly replicate successful products.  I can tell you that our relationship with China has been going on for quite a while.  The fact is, this actually isn’t the first time we’ve sold our synthetic ice to them.  They placed their first order with us more than a year ago, if their intention was to replicate our product, they would’ve done it by now.  They tested our product extensively and our new 3-year agreement validates how they feel about the quality and value that our synthetic ice brings.

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.

A Plastic Ice Rink Can Easily Be Yours

Wayman Harten - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Do you enjoy playing hockey, but cannot play as often as you wish since the ice rink is located far away? Do you want to improve your skating skills but are unable to get to the rink often? Are you looking for learning how to ice skate or want to just skate at your leisure without leaving your home? Then consider using a plastic ice rink.

With Synthetic Ice Solutions, a Canadian manufacturer, you can benefit from having a plastic ice rink in your own backyard, basement, or garage. They require no power and no water to use and it is rather easy to install. Within a few minutes you will be able to start skating as the plastic ice will provide enough stability for a hockey player and enough smoothness for a figure skater.


As the leader of synthetic ice surfaces, Synthetic Ice Solutions has more than 30 years experience in the plastic industry. Their idea of plastic ice allows those in residential and commercial areas to build the artificial ice rink anywhere without ruining its surroundings. You can invite people over to have a skating party or you can offer an area for people to skate during a fundraiser or major event indoors or outside. You can select the size of the plastic ice rink you want even for skating alone.

Using the artificial ice allows you to skate in all types of weather. It doesn't have to be cold and you don't have to worry about keeping the fake ice cool or trying to stay warm while skating. 

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.


Synthetic ice gives you unlimited ice time

Wayman Harten - Thursday, March 02, 2017
If you've never heard of synthetic ice, you've missed out on something that could make your life a lot easier. Skaters, hockey players and parents of kids involved in these sports have all seen just how helpful having access to a rink all year long is. One of the good things about this option is how little maintenance is involved.

When you order this surface to use for a rink, you'll get quality material that ships directly from the factory. One thing that you can be assured if is that it will arrive in good condition and be ready for you to use right away. If you have any questions about your synthetic ice order, helpful customer service is available. Many people who order this type of product are new to it and benefit from advice when ordering or getting it set up. You'll feel better about your decision to take advantage of this type of product when you know that help is available when you need it.

You might have wondered if this type of ice rink is easy to set up or not. The good news is that the panels that make up the synthetic ice fit together very easily. You can set it up easily and have it ready to go whenever you need it.


One of the most convenient things about synthetic ice is the fact that it requires no water or other types of fluid. There is also no power source required in order to keep the ice in good condition. You can set up your skating spot in an outdoor location, as well as in a garage or basement.

In addition to providing a quality skating surface for personal use, these ice options are also good for public parks that lack a pond. This makes a good alternative to flooding a field or using a pond. It is safer and requires little maintenance.

Choosing synthetic ice to use as a surface is a good choice. No matter whether you're the parent of a skater or simply want a skating surface you can use whenever you want, synthetic ice may be just the right choice for your needs.

Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.

Ice Rinks For All Seasons Using Synthetic Ice

Wayman Harten - Friday, February 17, 2017
Synthetic ice has been available for decades, and while it was initially distrusted by casual skaters and athletes alike is it becoming an increasingly popular choice in recreational ice rinks.

Synthetic ice rinks are generally made from interlocking panels of solid polymer material that are specifically designed for skating using normal metal-bladed skates. From afar, they are indistinguishable from traditional ice rinks. Up close, however, the plastic panels that make them up look as if they've been snapped together like pieces from an immense puzzle.

Recently, synthetic ice rinks have been opened to the public at New York's Museum of Natural History and in cities like Great Bend, Kansas, Tallahassee, Florida, and Middletown, Delaware. The booming popularity of synthetic ice rinks can be attributed to the long list of benefits they provide rink owners and skaters alike.

On a rapidly warming planet, is getting costlier to maintain an authentic ice rink. Synthetic ice does not require the expensive refrigeration technologies that real ice does. A refrigeration unit can cost millions of dollars to install and can cost tens of thousands of dollars to maintain annually. Even a small conventional ice rink can spend $10,000 per month on refrigeration expenses, while a larger arena can easily spend vastly more.


Synthetic ice rinks are also much easier to maintain than traditional rinks. The maintenance work once done by Zambonis can now be done with just some scrubbers and vacuum cleaners.

Synthetic ice is not just less expensive to install and maintain than real ice: it offers a host of advantages that hospitality venues and trainers are just now beginning to appreciate. Synthetic ice can be used in hot weather without difficulty, and the slide levels on its surface will remain unchanged even after hours of use. In addition, synthetic ice can now be expected to deliver a glide that closely mimics natural ice. Hockey players freely acknowledge that synthetic ice offers them a perfect surface for training and that it provides them with a glide rate indistinguishable from real ice.

If you are looking for an established and trusted synthetic ice manufacturer whose product is perfectly suited to either residential or commercial use, you need to contact Synthetic Ice Solutions by email at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com or by phone at (855) 242-3752. Synthetic Ice Solutions provides a range of clients with ice rinks requiring no water or electricity that can be installed within minutes.

This Artificial Ice Surface Is Better Than The Real Thing For Training

Wayman Harten - Friday, January 06, 2017
The world of competitive sports can be tough for any parent or athlete, but for those who compete in hockey and figure skating the challenges can be even more daunting. These wonderful sports relies on ice which may not be an all year commodity. Fortunately, with an artificial ice surface from Synthetic Ice Solutions parents and athletes alike now have the advantage of being able to train anytime, anywhere.

  • Cost Effective: One side of the artificial ice surface alone can last for 10 years and require no extra, water or other fluids of any kind to stay smooth and fit for skating. After 10 years the pads can be flipped over to the other side for an additional decade.
  • Easy Setup: This artificial ice surface comes equipped with the "True Lock" system making installation quick and easy. Typically, one person setting up the basic area size of 16' x 32' should have it ready for skating between 1-1/2 hours. Having an additional person for support can cut down that time considerably. 
  • Accessibility: Artificial ice surfaces can be used in all weather, all temperatures and can be placed anywhere from the backyard to the garage. Have your own personal training facility from the comfort of your own home.
  • Factory Direct: Synthetic Ice Solutions is a family owned Canadian company when you purchase you will deal directly with the manufacturer instead of middlemen. You can be sure that you are getting the best price possible.
  • Excellent Customer Service: Synthetic Ice Solutions takes pride in making artificial ice surfaces that they are sure you are satisfied with your product. Customer service representatives are available whenever you need assistance.
Wayman Harten is the Owner & President of Synthetic Ice Solutions, Wayman has about 30 years of technical experience in the plastics Industry and is passionate about providing the best artificial ice rinks at very affordable prices. Click on one of the links and read more about synthetic ice or see videos about the product. You can also call us at 855-2-ICE SKATE (855 242-3752) or email us at sales@syntheticicesolutions.com.