Located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of Třebíč, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the DoToHo Arena is an affordable training facility primarily catering to kids. To install a conventional ice rink in this hockey-loving town of 36.000 wouldn’t have been feasible, but thanks to a synthetic ice rink by Glice® local youth can now train all year round!
What could be greater for hockey loving families than having a synthetic ice rink in their own backyard? Watch this video of an installation in Neyruz, Switzerland to see how a Glice® synthetic ice Mini Arena can be set up by two people in merely three hours for ultimate hockey fun at home!
The Swiss Hockey Club Davos, host of the famous Spengler Cup, is about to finalize its state of the art training facility in cooperation with Glice® Elite Hockey Center. A synthetic ice rink, a skate mill and other off-the-ice tools are being installed by Glice® to enhance training methods and provide additional ice time for the players. The goal: to create the most innovative hockey training facility in the world! Check out the time lapse video to see how the Glice® synthetic ice rink is coming together:
A Glice® artificial ice rink was recently featured on Israeli TV, where the hosts of a Channel 10 show had the opportunity to experience gliding on the ecological ice surface. The rink was set up by its operator Skatezone right outside the studio building and under a hot summer’s sun. Have a look at the video to see what the experience was like and to learn more about Glice® artificial ice rinks.
“My experience with Glice® is that I can perform the same elements, jumps and pirouettes like on real ice,” says figure skater Patricia Kühne, who visibly enjoyed performing on a synthetic ice rink by Glice® at the famous Potsdamer Platz in the very heart of Berlin.
Sven Köhler, Managing Director of Glice® Germany, explains how Glice® synthetic ice rinks outperform their conventional equivalents: “No electricity, no water, no noise, no toxic substances and you don’t have any breaks for ice preparation, which gives you an enormous revenue advantage compared to a conventional ice rink.”
Have a look at this time lapse video of a Glice® synthetic ice rink installation in Israel to get an idea of the simplicity behind our systems: connected by an innovative tongue and groove mechanism, you just snap the panels together and set up the synthetic ice surface and dasher boards in no time! On top of that tongue and groove allows for more stability and a smoother surface than other systems to guarantee 100 % skating fun!
“It’s the best way to skate and shoot like you’re on the real ice,” says Roman Josi about his personal synthetic ice pad installed by Glice® Elite Hockey Center. The captain of the Nashville Predators practices on Glice® several times a week and enjoys the ease of use: “It’s great for me to just come downstairs and use Glice®.”
Check out the video to see how the NHL All-Star applies the Glice® synthetic ice pad to his training!
Helping kids from different clubs to live out their hockey enthusiasm, a hockey school in Thun offers training camps with diverse facilities. At the heart of the training center is a combination of conventional and synthetic ice by Glice®, which helps practicing the entire skill set under the supervision of a former Swiss national player. Check out the video to see how these youth successfully train on Glice®!
During the Red Bull Crashed Ice Marseille 2018 event Glice® synthetic ice panels replaced conventional ice as the starting ramp of the daring downhill track. Check out the video of the men’s final to witness the smooth transition from Glice® to real ice.
”Glice® was much better than artificial ice that I’ve skated on before; the feeling is very close to real ice,” said defenseman Emil Johansson, who currently plays for the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League (AHL). He had tested the artificial ice rink during the first official Glice® Sweden event, which was held in cooperation with Åseda IF Hockey. The launch was a major success and many people stopped by to get a feel for the artificial ice rink by Glice®.