An ice skating facility consumes a great deal of electrical energy during its normal operation. For a typical community arena this can range between half a million to two million kWh of electricity per year depending on the location, the construction and operation of the facility. Energy is the second-highest cost of operation, besides labor, in a typical ice facility.

Recreation facilities can be a role model to show good environmental stewardship.

By optimizing the energy consumed, reducing the resources used in their facility and controlling the waste streams generated, the carbon footprint of the facility and operational cost for rink operators and tax payers can be lowered dramatically.

These cost savings contribute to keep hockey, figure skating, curling and other ice sports affordable.

Ideas and suggestions highlighted in this section to lower the arena’s footprint are distributed as a guide only.  They have been compiled from reliable sources and represent the best current opinion on the subject.

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