• Set Up
    • How easy is it to install a Glice® rink?

      It’s straight-forward, you don’t need any special tools nor special training. For instance, a fully equipped 200m2 (approx. 2,000sqft) Glice® synthetic rink is installed in less than half a day.

      For larger sized commercial installations we offer to send a Glice® staff to supervise the first time your rink is set up. This includes a full training session for your facility’s staff.

    • What about ground preparation, on what kind of floor can I install my Glice® surface?

      Any surface is good as long as it is smooth, even and hard. Therefore you can set up our synthetic ice rinks directly on concrete, wood, a sports court, gym floor, etc. Make sure that it's clean and free of debris and you're good to go. For best performance we recommend to put a foam film of at least 1/6in (4mm) in-between the floor and your Glice® panels. For outdoor installations a slight inclination will provide for natural drainage.

    • How do your panels connect?

      Glice® is connected with a tongue-and-groove system. Additionally, there are plugs, which hold the sheets together. We have tested many connection systems during our years of experience. Our tongue and groove system has proven to be the most effective solution and it creates a strong and seamless surface.

    • Can my Glice® rink be transported?

      All products and systems offered by Glice® are modular and can be transported. At Glice® we offer a number of accessories that let you safely transport and store your Glice® products. Your Glice® panels are very slippery, so always make sure they are safely attached. For more information please refer to our Glice® Installation, Maintenance and Operation Guide provided to you upon contacting Glice®.

  • Dimensions
    • What are the exact dimensions of your Glice® panels?

      Glice® panels are 1,965x965mm, that is approximately 77.36x37.99in. We offer these panels in two thicknesses- 3/4in (20mm) and 1/2in (13mm). The weight of 13mm panel is approximately 24kg, and 20mm version is around 39kg.

    • You offer 3/4in (20mm) and 1/2in (13mm) Glice® panels. What’s the difference?

      The difference between these two formats is indeed just the thickness. One is 3/4in or 20mm, the other is 1/2in or 13mm thick.

      Both formats are produced of exactly the same material. We want to offer you the very best skating experience. All Glice® products are therefore carefully produced with the very best materials and manufacturing techniques.

    • For which installation type should I use the 13mm/ 1/2in Glice® panels? How about the 20mm / 3/4in?

      Each installation and it’s purpose is unique; we therefore recommend to review your project with your Glice® representative, who will assist you in developing the best Glice® solution for your project.

      While the 3/4in panel can be used for any application, as a rule of thumb the Glice® 1/2in panels is suitable for any surface in- or outdoor up to around 1,000sqft or 100m2.

  • Use and maintenance
    • Can regular ice skates be used on Glice®?

      Yes, the same ice skates used on conventional ice rinks can be used with Glice®.

    • Can Glice® be used outdoors?

      Yes, Glice® can be installed outdoors and in any climate. We recommend covering your outdoor rink with a tarp when it’s not in use. This will help you keep your Glice® surface clean and reduces cleaning cycles.

    • What happens when it rains or snows?

      Rain or snow does not damage the Glice® surface and neither does water decrease its functionality. When it snows, just remove the snow and the skating can continue. Snow or big puddles of water can be swiped off with a rubber mob and ice layers on the rink can be removed with a snow shovel or with a power washer with hot water.

    • Does your product require glide enhancers?

      No. Due to a very specialized fabrication process, our panels are auto-lubricating and offer an excellent balance of glide and grip and over-all skating experience. Depending on how often your rink is used, you can apply Glice® Care on the surface to nourish your Glice®.

    • What’s the maintenance of Glice®?

      The beauty of Glice® synthetic ice is that its maintenance is really simple. While maintenance is straight forward, it must be performed regularly to ensure a great skating experience and impeccable looks of your Glice® surface. Here’s what we recommend:

      IndoorOutdoor
      Low UseWeekly – Vacuum cleaning
      Monthly – Floor scrubbing
      Yearly – Pressure washer
      Daily – Vacuum cleaning
      Biweekly – Floor scrubbing
      Quarterly – Pressure washer
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