• 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?

      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.

    • How do your panels connect?

      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.

    • Can my Glice rink be transported?

      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.

  • 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 one 1/2in panel is approximately 55Ibs, the 3/4in version is around 66Ibs.

    • 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 you 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. Here is a brief overview:

      IndoorOutdoor
      Permanent3/4 in Panel1/2in Panel3/4 in Panel1/2in Panel
      all surfacesup to 2,000sqftall surfacesup to 1,000sqft
      Temporary3/4 in Panel1/2in Panel3/4 in Panel1/2in Panel
      all surfacesall surfacesall surfacesup to 4,000sqft

  • 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. Also, water doesn’t 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 the Glice cleaning machine using 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.

      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 awesome 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
      Heave UseDaily – Vacuum cleaning
      Weekly – Floor scrubbing
      Quarterly –Pressure washer
      Daily – Vacuum cleaning (2x)
      Weekly – Floor scrubbing
      Monthly – Pressure washer

      In general outdoor installations get dirty a bit more quickly since they are more exposed to particles. We therefore recommend covering all outdoor installations with a tarp when they are not in use. This will help you get the most out of your Glice surface.

      For more detailed information on maintenance please refer to our Glice Installation, Maintenance and Operation, provided you by contacting Glice.

    • Having skated a couple of times now I noticed some scratches on my Glice® panels- is this normal? Is it possible to resurface the panels?

      There is no need to worry about scratches. These marks will affect neither functionality nor skating experience. Glice® is a material of very high density and the scratches occur only superficially, so they never go deep into the surface. Therefore resurfacing is not necessary.

    • Can Glice only be used on one side like most other products?

      One of the great things about Glice panels is that you can use them on both sides.

  • Your rink
    • Do you also provide dasher boards and other accessories?

      At Glice we offer you any level of customization you want. From Glice surface only to a full fledged commercial rink package that includes dasher boards, skates, cleaning and sharpening machines, and more.

      In fact, if you will run your Glice rink commercially, we provide you with all the hardware you need so you can hit the ground running from day one.

    • What about hockey lines?

      Our Crease Embedded TechnologyTM, a unique manufacturing process, allows us to embed creases and markings directly into the material. Contrary to paint, these markings are permanent, will not fade and cannot be scratched away.

    • Can I put advertisements on the dasher boards?

      Yes, of course. Our dasher boards are specially designed so you can easily stick-on advertisement posters. This offers an additional revenue source to your daily entry and coaching fees.

  • How and where to buy?
    • How can I purchase Glice?

      Contact us via www.glicerink.com, order directly with our online store or call us. One of our Glice staff will be in touch with you to assist you in making your synthetic ice project a success.

  • Delivery
    • How soon can I get my Glice rink?

      Shipping time varies depending the final destination, size and customization level of your order. For our international deliveries, delivery takes at least 4 weeks.

      In North America Glice Pads and Glice surfaces can usually be delivered within +/- 10 days.

  • General