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Clean rink floor slab before installing ice

Ice installation starts with thoroughly cleaning the floor slab. The ice has to bond to the slab to ensure the heat transfer is good.

This means that any impurities, such as oil and dirt will affect the bonding of the ice to the slab. Other impurities present will affect the freezing point of the water making it difficult to freeze the affected zones.

The refrigeration system has to ensure that even the most difficult area of the ice surface can be frozen. This means that energy is wasted if the rink needs to be kept colder than necessary because of impurities in some parts of the surface.


  • Lower operating cost
  • Less electricity required


  • Electricity
  • CO2

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