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Synthetic ice goal crease

It’s been a long time coming but finally the market has access to a proper NHL style synthetic ice goal crease!

SmartRink has always offered a goal crease for both residential and commercial synthetic ice rinks but frankly they didn’t look authentic enough. What we have typically done was machine a series of dots into the synthetic ice panels. This was a good system and certainly trouble free but the market told us they wanted something more professional looking. So we listened, and we challenged the R&D department to come up with something fantastic. They did not disappoint!

Some of our synthetic ice competitors had a good looking crease but upon closer inspection it was simply just not well designed. The ones we are familiar with were simply colored panel material fit into a opening without any positive connections to the surrounding panel system. This is an inexpensive method to make a crease but certainly not a solid design.With this design the crease panels are not locked into place and because they “float” the puck will “skip” over the crease area which is problematic. The issue is even more pronounced when the temperature fluctuates and the colored crease material expands and contracts at a different rate than the non crease panels. Big Problem!

But again, the SmartRink R&D department hit it out of the park and came up with a brilliant design that works with both our ProFast1500 and ProFast1800 series products. When this crease is completed its as if it was one single piece of material – its that strong! The puck smoothly crosses the crease panels no different than any other part of the rink. Inside or outside, this synthetic ice goal crease is top of the class in strength, durability, glide and looks.

If you are interested in getting more information about this crease product please contact us now!

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Cave and Basin Synthetic Ice, Banff Alberta Canada

So here is the newest SmartRink project using our ProFast1800 heavy duty severe climate connection system for our synthetic ice. It’s no coincidence that clients are asking us for this connection system because they know just how awesome it is. It doesn’t matter if there is snow, ice, freezing temperatures or a heat wave, this connection system is the only one that will prevent the typical problems known to be caused by expansion and contraction of synthetic ice floors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHb-iTvhbsM

What is also really interesting about this synthetic ice video is that we get to show off just how well this product works without any glide solution added to the surface. The ProFast1800 material uses a dry slip additive as part of the manufacturing process. I can tell you first hand (just watch the video) how well it works. When the spray on glide enhancer is added the product can’t be beat in terms of realistic glide action for synthetic ice.

Cave and Basin is a National Historic Site developed and run by Parks Canada. The SmartRink synthetic ice surface installed here has become part of the multi million dollar restoration and enhancement of this beautiful historic site located in Banff Alberta. The site is surrounded by soaring mountains and might just be the most spectacular rink setting we have ever built.

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