Just how big does a skating rink need to be?
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When most of us think of ice rinks, we imagine large arenas, filled with cheering crowds. We picture a vast expanse of ice upon which 12 hockey players battle for victory.
Or, we see a lone figure skater accelerating down the ice toward a series of impressive jumps and spins. Alternatively, we may picture a grand ice show with players and costumes and music.
We at KwikRink Synthetic Ice are here to expand your vision of what constitutes an ice rink. Contrary to popular belief, a functional ice rink is not limited to standard hockey rink dimensions.
We can have you skating year-round in a variety of rink shapes and sizes to fit just about any space.
Visit our website today and get started configuring the exact amount of ice you need for simple setup and skills and drills practice on any flat surface. You’re just a few clicks away from gliding, scoring, and triumph on your very own ice.
Synthetic Ice–not just for hockey stadiums any more
Natural ice may never go out of style and fans will still flock to large arenas to watch their favorite winter sports. However, you can now have ice at your disposal any time of year, even if you don’t have the full 200’ x 100′ hockey rink dimensions available.
KwikRink Synthetic Ice makes it possible to have a convenient span of ice that assembles, comes apart, and stores with ease. Our interlocking puzzle-piece design and variable-size ice tiles make synthetic ice fully adaptable to the space you have.
We create ice in both commercial and residential settings on any budget and for many purposes.
Are you practicing drills? A few square feet of ice are all you need.
For the competitive hockey player to the weekend hockey enthusiast, try setting up a small KwikRink Synthetic Ice rink in your basement, garage, or office.
You can work on many of your foundational skating and stick drills with a surprisingly small area. If you have a garage floor or basement you can clear out; a skating rink will fit right into those dimensions.
A small space like this is ideal for practice on:
- Small area games
- Puck drills
If you add a goal to one end of your small rink, you can use the space for partner drills, defense, shooting precision, and stamina. Players can take turns on defense, offense, or as goalies, or create scoring or puck games and drills to build skills while having fun.
In a figure skating application, a small amount of synthetic ice is ideal for practice with many figure skating skills. Because synthetic ice produces a bit more resistance than natural ice, many figure skaters find they develop more strength and stamina for footwork, turns, and jumps.
A small ice space promotes focus on perfecting the details of skating, like body placement, balance, edging, and toe picks.
Small and medium ice rinks offer a wide variety of programming potential
If you have a larger space than a garage but a smaller space than an arena, you can still create a multi-functional ice rink for a variety of uses.
Spaces like gym floors, cafeterias, warehouses, multipurpose rooms, or even back yards or parking lots that are flat convert to synthetic ice in a snap. (Literally, the ice tiles snap together.)
If you’ve wanted to launch a hockey or figure skating program, but you don’t have access to natural ice, we can solve that problem easily at KwikRink Synthetic Ice.
Our ice tiles connect effortlessly to convert your gym or cafeteria floor into a budding hockey program or figure skating fundamentals class. These spaces are ideal programming areas in churches, schools, or community centers.
In a flash, you’ve got a use for unused space, as well as a community-building opportunity that may also serve as a revenue stream for your organization.
Make a large rink out of any ample space
Finally, if you DO have access to an area which can accommodate full hockey rink dimensions, but not natural ice, KwikRink Synthetic Ice has you covered.
Open warehouse space makes a fantastic spot to lay down our synthetic ice tiles. Depending on the thickness and type of assembly you choose, your ice can remain in place semi-permanently, or pack up and store with ease.
Our thicker, half-inch ice tiles offer a more durable rink that lasts for over a decade. These tiles are designed to withstand the rigorous training of competitive hockey and figure skaters.
If you can leave your ice tiles in place, try selecting larger tiles. Large tiles mean fewer seams and speedier cleaning. If you know you’ll need to swap out your rink for other activities; smaller tiles may be a better option for easier installation and storage.
Custom space, custom ice tiles from KwikRink Synthetic Ice
Now that you’ve expanded your vision of all the places in which an ice rink can fit, it’s time to customize your rink.
We love working with unconventional spaces to make them into functional ice havens any time of year. We can even convert an empty, single-level pool into an ice rink!
Whether your space is small, medium, or large, irregularly shaped, indoors or outside, we can create a rink for you. The only requirement is the ice surface is level. Parking lots, open fields, and driveway pads can all convert to short-term, seasonal or year-round synthetic ice.
At KwikRink Synthetic Ice, our professional staff will consult extensively with you to create and install your rink.
We’ll help you determine the ice-tile size and shape that will work best in your space. We will also define the tile thickness and assembly that will fit your budget and storage needs.
Call KwikRink Synthetic Ice today and get started configuring your space. Our professional staff is standing by. We are ready to outfit your home, school, church, parking lot, warehouse, and so much more with ice you’ll enjoy for years to come.