No Zamboni Needed for Artificial Ice
Posted by KwikRink
Have you ever thought about installing an ice rink? If so, you have stumbled upon a great way to increase revenue. The ice rink industry has seen an annual percentage growth of 2.6%.
In 2019 alone, the annual revenue for the ice rink industry was 883 million dollars.
Unfortunately, traditional ice rinks are expensive to install, run, and maintain. If you are looking for an affordable alternative, look no further than KwikRink patented synthetic ice rinks.
KwikRink has been in the synthetic ice business for over 20 years. We are a family-owned and operated business. We are passonate about providing you with the most realistic experience you can get next to real ice.
Our artificial ice rinks can be a beneficial addition to your business. If you’re looking to add an extra revenue stream, consider an artificial ice rink from our synthetic ice.
Let’s go over some of the differences between real and synthetic ice.
For the installation of conventional ice, you need thousands of kilowatts of energy, thousands of gallons of water, and liters of gas. On top of that, the maintenance process of conventional ice rinks releases high levels of CO2.
To install a conventional rink, you need heavy machinery. One unfortunate side effect of all those machines and workers is the high noise pollution they inevitably bring. On top of that, installation takes about a week.
Conversely, the installation of our synthetic ice requires no heavy machinery, water, or gas. Plus, we can install your artificial ice rink in one day!
Artificial ice rinks are much easier to maintain than conventional ice rinks. You don’t even need a Zamboni because synthetic ice is fully lubricated and requires no topical sprays whatsoever.
For an indoor artificial ice rink, you will need to perform very little maintenance. If your arena is an outdoor one, you might need a little bit more effort to keep it in top shape.
You will need to clean your rink periodically. Good old soap and water, with a good mop, should do the trick. For a larger rink, a small floor scrubber can take the place of that Zamboni.
Simple maintenance and yet still expecting a life-span of up to a decade or more — that’s a win-win.
Ice skating rinks are a growing market. Let’s go over some of the most likely businesses that could benefit from the addition of an artificial ice rink.
- Public Skating
Turn your unused space into a revenue stream. Install a KwikRink synthetic ice rink and charge admission. Any chance to draw in an untapped market is worthwhile.
- Shopping Malls
Malls are already a destination. Families are drawn to places that have activities for everyone. Attract even more customers with an artificial ice rink.
- Sports Facilities or Gyms
The average person craves variety in their fitness plan. No one likes to be limited to a treadmill or maybe an elliptical. Provide the types of fitness diversity your customers want with a synthetic ice rink. Offer hockey or skating themed group fitness classes.
- Training Centers
Conventional ice rinks are expensive to install and maintain. Most training centers might not be able to afford one. Go with the next best thing and install a synthetic rink.
- University Sports
Competition can be fierce in college sports. Give your team that much needed edge by installing a synthetic ice rink for practice and training drills.
The budget for intramural sports for most students is often virtually non-existent. Synthetic rinks are a more cost-effective option. A KwikRink artificial ice rink will allow those intramural teams to play and practice their sports without breaking the bank.
- Student Centers
Student centers are great gathering places for your student body. Students can hang out and network while working up a sweat. It is a good idea to give some variety to the activities you provide them. They will be grateful.
- Youth Centers
If college students crave variety and excitement, that goes doubly for teenagers, it can be difficult finding ways to keep them engaged and entertained. Install a KwikRink synthetic ice rink and watch the smiles light up their faces.
- Skating Clubs
With KwikRink’s patented technology providing you with over 90% of the glide of real ice, our synthetic rinks are a great way to add some extra practice space. Turn any wasted or unused space into more rink. It’s a win-win!
- Hockey Clubs
Hockey clubs can also benefit from a KwikRink synthetic ice rink. Our rinks are great for strength training as it takes just a little bit more effort to glide and turn. Your players will notice the boost in power and strength from working out on synthetic ice.
- Summer Camp
Without synthetic ice, an ice rink at a summer camp would be almost impossible. Our synthetic ice can be installed and kept at any temperature. Summer camps would be an ideal candidate for artificial ice.
- Sporting Good Stores
Are you trying to find a way to boost your revenue? Increase sales on winter sporting equipment by installing a synthetic rink that allows your customers to try before they buy.
- Fitness Clubs
Fitness clubs are often smaller than traditional gyms. Space constraints have made the previously unheard of idea of installing an ice rink a real option. Consider diversifying your offerings by offering a like-real ice skating experience.
- Theatrical Programs
Theater programs are always looking for creative ways to offer the best viewing experience. Our synthetic ice rinks can be easily assembled and broken down. With KwikRink, your next winter show will be truly spectacular.
- Community Centers
Turn your town into a winter wonderland any time of year. Offer ice skating or community hockey as just one more way to bring your community together.
We think a hotel is an ideal place for one of our synthetic ice rinks. Consider turning your roof into a skate park. Make it an amenity for your guest and charge admission to the general public. Your rink will pay for itself in no time.