Toyama, Japan– Ice Skating Rink out of Resin Panels
1. it does not use water to make ice.
2. it can operate at half the cost of conventional ice rinks because it does not require a cooling system.
The rink is made of 80 plastic pieces that are glued together. Skaters can move around as if they were on ice, but at slower speeds, because of greater friction.
I Just Gotta Tell Ya
- Doing the math- require 12,190 gallons of water to make an NHL size ice rink.
- It takes approximately 10 miles of piping (laid down below a concrete surface) to freeze an ice rink. Glycol (anti-freeze) is chilled by compressors and flows continuously through the pipes 24 hours a day to keep the temperature of the ice surface at a cool 16 degrees.
Ice Rink Trivia
- The worlds first ice surface to be frozen by mechanical means was the Glaciarium in London England. This modern marvel was built in 1876 by John Gamgee was accomplished by an indirect refrigeration system utilized glycerine as the secondary coolant and either as the primary coolant.
What You can do
- Rent, borrow or reuse skates
- Care for Your Ice Skates to make them last longer
- Recycle, donate, sell old ice skates
- Don’t litter or trash the environment
- Pick up others litter and trash
- Carpool or use public transportation
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