Synthetic Ice for Hockey Players
SmartRink is serious about helping you understand using synthetic ice for hockey practice. We would like to work with you to help you understand how our products differ from other synthetic ice panels for hockey players. Our mission is to provide the best overall synthetic ice skating experience on a synthetic hockey surface. Our primary advantages over other brands are:
- FOREVER warranty due to our incredible synthetic panel durability for hockey training.
- Superior Glide Performance for hockey training due to our uncompromising attention to our sinter pressed materials
- Client Product Confidence with our Home Trial advantage allows you, the player and/or the parent to try the product
When it comes to hockey skills improvement there is likely no better training tool than synthetic ice for hockey players. Sure it’s easy enough to shoot 50 or 100 pucks every day or practice your stick handling drills in your sneakers, but if you can do these with your skates on then the learning will accelerate. Think about it. When you practice shooting wearing your sneakers for example you are training your body (and your mind) to do a repetitive motion over and over to develop muscle memory of that movement. Then you go to the rink and put your skates on and are
suddenly 3inches taller and everything looks and feels different. That shot that was so easy when you were shooting at home in your sneakers has suddenly abandoned you. What’s going on?
Well there are a number of possible explanations of course but it’s hard to deny that if a hockey player was able to do most of their skills training on synthetic hockey ice with skates on then they would most likely immediately transfer those skills to real ice. And it doesn’t need to be a large pad of synthetic ice either. For example if your primary focus was shooting (verses skating for example) then installing a 10 foot x 10 foot synthetic ice pad in your basement or garage – large enough to shoot or stick handle with skates on – could make a huge difference in the acceleration of basic hockey skills.
So here’s a thought: Ditch those sneakers for skates and train for hockey the way it was meant to be played – with skates on!
– M. Evans, Kingston, Ontario
– Coach O Pighin, British Columbia
Synthetic Ice Panels for Hockey
Our best synthetic ice panels for hockey are SINTER Pressed. Most North American brands we come across are extruded material. We sell extruded material also, but because we sell both extruded and sinter pressed material we feel very comfortable comparing them. We also feel we can be more helpful in assisting you to make an informed decision about buying synthetic ice panels for hockey practise.
SmartSkate8000 Synthetic Ice Skating Panels for Hockey
Ready for hockey training at home? This is our high performance synthetic ice skating panel – for less. Both indoors and outdoors, this synthetic hockey ice product will beat the hockey pants off the best North American produced synthetic ice materials.
Incredibly durable, this German produced synthetic ice material is well suited with both budget and performance in mind.
- Forever guaranteed synthetic ice skating surface!
- Higher performance for less!
- SINTER pressed solid sheets – greater density – great durability
- No messy powdery residue
- UV stabilized
- Can be used anywhere there is a solid flat, level surface
Profast8000-SG Synthetic Ice Skating Panels for Hockey
The Best synthetic ice for hockey! Others try but they can’t come close to this glide and FOREVER Warranty!
This is our professional series product – but for the DIY home hockey market. If you want the best synthetic ice panel material for hockey on the market produced today, then this is it!
This German engineered and produced panel is made with SmartGlide Technology which means the spray on glide enhancer is 100% optional, and not required! EVER!
- VHMWPe providing excellent balance between longevity and market leading, exceptional performance.
- Multiple slip additives provide superior glide – for life!
- Infused permanent glide enhancer
- LIFETIME warranty
- Extreme durability – no messy powdery residue
- UV stabilized
- can be used anywhere there is a solid flat, level surface
Synthetic Ice for Hockey
Frequently Asked Questions
We get many questions from people interested in buying or just curious about synthetic ice products for hockey players. Frankly there is a lot of conflicting information on the internet so we decided to help set the record straight and clear up some of the confusion.
Synthetic Ice Hockey Photos
Be inspired by some of these synthetic ice hockey rink photos. Let your imagination be your guide as your consider what your synthetic ice hockey rink design might be. From the most simplistic basement shooting pad, to a more professional looking backyard set-up – here are some great synthetic ice images and examples to get you thinking about your own synthetic ice surface at home!