Born in Bavaria’s capital Munich Amelie Buchner hopped onto an ice rink for the first time at the tender age of two. The ice has carried her a long way since and professional achievements include several medals and participating in the junior ice skating world cup. Nowadays coaching kids between the ages of 4-16, Buchner discovered Glice® artificial ice as the solution to the sport’s biggest challenge: while conventional rinks limit the training to winter months, the season can now continue all year around on Glice® artificial ice.
No matter if you are a complete rookie or an accomplished professional – Glice® synthetic ice pads finally bring ice skating to the comfort of your own home. Easily installed on any flat surface, the pads facilitate practice sessions in your garden, garage or basement regardless of seasons and climate conditions. Without water or electricity involved, Glice® synthetic ice pads offers the industry’s most realistic ice skating experience at a fraction of the expenses associated with classic rinks. For the first time practicing your ice hockey and skating moves at home becomes feasible.
The world-class car manufacturer Jaguar Landrover has used Glice® premium synthetic ice to carry out skid testings. Glice® helped to simulate extreme conditions to measure the cars’ performance. Thanks to the exceptionally low friction of Glice® artificial ice, the tests are a real measure of the cars’ braking systems, tyres and engine performance. The testings also revealed the solid material and connection system of a Glice® synthetic ice surface. It resisted the heavy impact of the car drives and brakings without any problem.
Glice® synthetic ice is manufactured with a high-density molecular structure, which reduces shavings to a minimum. This results in both, increased life cycles of Glice® materials and a cleaner looking synthetic ice surface requiring less cleaning. For more information: https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-technology/
Glice® premium synthetic ice was used in an Ice Cross Downhill Competition in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The recent Swiss World Champion of Red Bull Crashed Ice, Derek Wedge, was among the participants. Ice Cross competitors and visitors enjoyed the great atmosphere at the event in this beautiful ski resort in the south-western Swiss Alps.
An Ice hockey arena in the eastern Czech town of Kromeříž has installed a new Glice® Ecological ice Practice surface. The Glice® rink is being used for goalkeeper training, puck handling and slap shot training. The practice surface creates amazing attention and traffic at the Ice hockey arena.
Glice® synthetic ice has been engineered specifically to respond in the same manner as real ice when skating, handling and shooting a puck. Glice® has an especially high molecular structure, which ensures durability through many years of heavy use.
Glice® premium synthetic ice rinks are very easy to install and can be used anywhere, at any time. Glice® plastic ice panels are designed to be effortlessly interlocked using a tongue-and-roof interlocking system that will prevent a shift in any direction and create a smooth surface. Get your own Glice®-rink and have it installed in just a few hours!
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Ice hockey pro, Andi Trautner, tests and reviews Glice® synthetic ice and explains the benefits that this premium artificial ice can offer.
Glice® premium synthetic ice is made with high quality raw materials, that ensure durability and chemical stability, preventing discoloration and early deterioration. In addition, Glice® artificial ice incorporates Ultra-Glide Technology that ensures perfect gliding and an overall ice-like response.
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Ludwig Wild is a professional ice hockey player at the EV Landshut in Germany. As a professional ice hockey forward he came to test Glice® synthetic ice and evaluate the quality of our artificial ice rinks.
In the video below he explains that Glice® is a great alternative, not only to real ice but also to inline hockey, an option a lot of hockey players resort to in the summer. Inline hockey keeps the enthusiasm for the game alive, but it is not a substitute for conventional ice rinks where athletes can practice and improve their skills. Glice® synthetic ice, according to Wild, offers a high quality alternative to conventional ice, and is a great training option where ice hockey professionals can prepare for the next season.
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Green ice technology is a continuously evolving method of making ice rinks more eco friendly and environmentally sustainable. Synthetic ice is often referred to as green ice due to its non-existing water and electricity costs and its eco-friendliness. While synthetic ice has many advantages over conventional ice, the environmental implications of conventional ice play a big role in the rising popularity of synthetic ice.
The world is becoming more conscious of its environment, implementing laws to limit carbon emissions and the amount of carbon footprints an individual or a corporation can make. The ice rink industry uses huge amounts of water every year for the maintenance and care of its facilities. There is great potential for change and synthetic ice is the solution.
Global Warming is happening Now!
The concern for the environment is to be taken seriously; Global Warming is real and it is happening now! We can no longer escape this reality by challenging the significance of Global Warming and the validity of its causes. It is time for change and everyone has to contribute in order to make a difference.
You may think that ice hockey, figure skating, and other winter sports don’t contribute to the detriment of our environment; well, think again. It takes about 12,000 to 15,000 gallons of water (about 50,000 liters) to create one NHL regulation ice sheet. On top of that there are electricity costs to freeze the water. During games or sport events the ice sheet has to be resurfaced constantly to maintain a consistent gliding factor and ensure an unobstructed performance.
The NHL is responsible for about 530,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, including games, regular season, playoffs and travel. One square meter of conventional ice uses about the same amount of energy as an average home.
The environmental focus in today’s skating world is becoming more and more noticeable and green ice skating rinks are becoming the preferred option. Synthetic ice rinks don’t require any water or electricity and they can be used season after season with minimal maintenance costs. In addition, most artificial ice rinks are made with completely organic materials and can be recycled after many years of use.
Glice® is the leading expert in the field of Green ice technology. Our goal is not only to make synthetic ice available to anyone and everyone, but also to develop and contribute to green ice technology by creating premium synthetic ice rinks that can really compete with real ice rinks. Glice® is already present in over 50 countries and represents clients all over the world, including huge corporations, such as Hard Rock Café, The American Club Resort, and Base Hockey. With today’s technology and the amazing capabilities it equips us with, the difference between synthetic ice and real ice is minimal.
If you are interested in green ice technology or want to know more about Glice® premium synthetic ice, contact us today and get your questions answered. We are here to help.