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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.

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