young adults and teens playing ice hockey on a customized synthetic ice rink with nets, markings, and a basketball goal outdoors

Synthetic ice, or artificial ice, has been around for a couple of decades. With its invention, year-round skating is now as popular as ever. You can customize your synthetic ice rink to meet your ice project needs, with the designs and accessories that make it unique. 

There are many advantages to a synthetic ice rink, including increased ice speed and the ability to create the same skating experience as on weather ice, long life span, temperature regulation, and seamless surface. Synthetic ice rinks can also be both indoors or outdoors. 

KwikRink Synthetic Ice has installed hundreds of skating rinks at homes, businesses, and public places across five continents. They have developed a realistic ice surface for both recreational ice skaters and athletes. 

Whether your needs are for figure skating, hockey training, speed skating, or entertainment, KwikRink Synthetic Ice can be customized. Reach out to KwikRink Synthetic Ice for a free estimate for a home skating rink today. 

What does a customizable synthetic ice skating surface mean for you?

Seven Ways You Can Customize Your Synthetic Ice Skating Rink for Home Training or Professional Skating

customized synthetic ice rink deck with wood railings

Goals and Nets

No hockey rink is complete without hockey goals and nets. You may want two goals at the end of the arena to play or practice, just like regulation hockey. Another option may be to have one goal to practice your backyard game and sharpen your skills to aim at low spots. 

Goals include netting and pegs to hold the net in place so you can practice just as you are in a real game. No more hauling the goal from side to side or worrying about it moving with each practice shot. Simply put, it makes hockey practice convenient and realistic.  

Dasher Boards

Dasher boards are essential for keeping the puck in the rink. They are useful for figure skaters for spotting and stretching. 

Different options for dasher boards include shielding systems, edgeless options, and tempered glass or acrylic shielding. Appropriate glass and shielding allow for the reduction of injury when a player or skater hits the boards.

Aluminum dasher boards are an option and have been in the industry for decades. They are designed to withstand years of use and abuse. 

Shielding can be installed for the safety of the skaters. The good news is that there are various design options so you can customize your synthetic ice skating rink to your home or business’s needs. 

customized synthetic ice rink with ice markings and plexiglass

Colored Markings

Colored markings allow for better training with patented color-correct goalie creases, lines, and circles. Lines can be customized to the sport, whether it is hockey, figure skating, speed skating, curling, or another form of ice sport. 

Logos and advertisements can also be added to add color and appeal to the ice, show support to your team, and support local businesses. Think about it: how amazing would it be to have a backyard hockey rink with your favorite NHL team or local high school mascot? It is possible with customizable colored markings. 

Shooting Tarps

Shooting tarps are a fantastic way to practice your shot. Skaters can practice aiming for the top shelf or the goal tender’s five-hole. You can shoot full force shots into the tarp without having to worry about breakage or causing injury. 

With shooting tarps, you can set up practice in a way that fits your needs. One important tip is to make sure the tarp is tight and secure. 

You can set up a pile of pucks so they are ready to go and within easy reach. You are then able to practice repeat shots on each of the target holes of the tarp. 

You can choose where to aim, whether it be high to the right, low to the left, vice versa, or somewhere in between. Continuous practice on shooting tarps leads to perfection during the game. 

backyard synthetic ice rink with nets and center line

Netting and Plexiglass

You can protect windows and walls with high-quality netting and plexiglass. The protection ensures that pucks stay in the rink rather than ending up in someone else’s backyard. 

It is never comfortable to ask your neighbor for stray pucks at the end of the season or have them knocking on your door to return a bucket full of pucks.

Protective netting is worth the investment. Players can take as many wrist shots and slap shots as they want, shooting as hard and high as they need to for good practice. 

Netting and plexiglass can be customizable to the size of your synthetic ice surface. It gives peace of mind to customize your synthetic ice rink with netting and plexiglass to protect your property and those nearby. 

Training Aids

Additional training aids are available to customize your synthetic ice rink. Training aids can help improve skating, puck handling, and shooting. Included are beginner skating push aids, passer training equipment, or stickhandling balls. All of the training aids are perfect for very young skaters or beginners to practice and enjoy the skating experience alongside those who are more advanced. 

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Synthetic Ice Panels 

KwikRink Synthetic Ice panels are low maintenance and resilient. Their ice surface can last for over ten years. The patented system makes installation and teardown easy and quick. They are installed and taken apart, just like a jigsaw puzzle. 

The synthetic ice panels are adaptable. They are easy to construct and can be made to size. You can add on or reduce based on the needs of your skater or rink. 

KwikRink Synthetic Ice continuously works to improve its synthetic ice panels. Their fourth generation synthetic surface now features 90% of real ice glides. You can be ensured you’re customizing your synthetic ice rink to mimic skating on real ice. 

Contact KwikRink Synthetic Ice Today

KwikRink Synthetic Ice are experts in the field. They service not only nationwide, but rinks across the world. 

Design an arena that is cool, unique, and serves the needs of your skaters. Contact KwikRink Synthetic Ice for a free estimate, and they can help you customize the perfect rink that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.