Summery Christmas Skating on Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink in Cape Town

While winter is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is just arriving to South Africa. Yet, thanks to synthetic ice rinks by Glice®, a Christmas season with plenty of skating fun will be a thing there just as much as here! Stop by our latest South African rink at Cape Gate Shopping Center in Cape Town to see for yourself!

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You want to surprise visitors at your venue with a new spin on traditional winter fun? Order your synthetic Christmas rink by Glice® now and receive it in time for the season:

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Great Reception of Glice® Artificial Ice Rink at Geneva Trade Show

Last week Glice® presented an artificial ice rink at the Salon de la Montagne aux Automnales trade show at Geneva’s exhibition and convention center Palexpo. Visitors were invited to get a feel for what it’s like to skate on ecological Glice® ice and we saw lots of happy faces!

Glice® artificial ice rinks don’t need any water or electricity – discover the sustainable technology for year-round and affordable ice skating independent of climate and location:

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Ecological Winter Fun with Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink at Balexert Mall in Geneva

The newly installed Glice® synthetic ice rink at Balexert Mall in Geneva is already in full swing and especially big with the little ones! Without consuming any water or energy, it will guarantee eco-friendly skating fun throughout the merry season and the excitement of skating on Glice® is written all over the kids’ happy faces!

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Thanks to our turnkey solutions and the largest warehouse capacity for synthetic ice rinks worldwide, it’s not too late for Glice® fun at your winter venue:

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Hockey Training on Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink at DoToHo Arena in Czech Republic

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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!

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Glice® Artificial Ice Rink at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago Covered by

The Brookfield Zoo in Chicago has just installed an artificial ice rink by Glice® to offer visitors an ecological ice skating experience that goes well with its preservation mission. Brookfield Zoo is the third zoo in the US to feature a Glice® rink, the other two being Columbus Zoo in Ohio and Detroit Zoo. Find the full article below as seen on To learn more about the sustainable Glice® technology, have a look here:

Here is the full story, published on

New, Temporary Skating Rink Unveiled At Brookfield Zoo

The rink is made of a synthetic plastic known as Glice®– a material composed of heat-pressed layers of polymers.

BROOKFIELD, IL – Guests venturing out to Brookfield Zoo this winter can now lace up their ice skates. The Chicago Wolves and the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, are teaming up to unveil a new temporary addition to the zoo – a skating rink.

The zoo said the 40-foot x 80-foot rink is located on the zoo’s East Mall and will be open daily from noon to 4:30 p.m. for zoogoers starting Saturday, Nov. 3, and closing for the season Jan. 27, 2019. Throughout the zoo’s Holiday Magic festival, the rink will have extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Chicago Wolves to bring this exciting, new attraction to our guests,” CZS Chief Operating Officer Rich Gamble said in a release. “The skating rink will be a great addition to the variety of winter activities taking place at Brookfield Zoo this holiday season, including the annual Tree Trim event and Holiday Magic festival, and the inaugural Reindeer Run and Lights & Lagers.”

The zoo said the rink is made of a synthetic plastic known as Glice®– a material composed of heat-pressed layers of polymers – so no water or electricity is required for operation. Brookfield Zoo joins Detroit Zoo and Columbus Zoo as the only zoos in the country to install a Glice® rink.

“It’s an honor to team up with Brookfield Zoo to give people the chance to enjoy something new for the holidays,” Wolves President Mike Gordon said in a release. “We hope the opening of the Chicago Wolves Skating Rink marks the start of another must-do tradition for families throughout the Chicago area.”

The cost for unlimited time for all skaters on the rink is $7. A limited number of skates are available to rent for a $5 fee. Skaters are welcome to bring their own skates.

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Easy & Quick: Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink Mini Arena Installation

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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!

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your kids? Why not get your own Mini Arena? Order here:

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Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink in Australia’s Capital Covered by Canberra Times

Ice skating down under sounds a tad counterintuitive – but with Glice® synthetic ice rinks it’s now very feasible! Read below what the Canberra Times says about the capital’s futuristic Glice® rink! To find out how Glice® is shaping a sustainable future of ice sports around the globe, visit

Here is the full story, published in the Canberra Times, one of Australia’s most important newspapers:

The pros and cons of Canberra’s iceless ice rink

The future is here – and it’s not all drones, Big Brother style CCTV coverage and tiny microwaveable meals.

It’s called ‘ice skating without the ice’.

As someone who feels the cold deeply, I was beside myself when I found out there is now a synthetic ice rink in Canberra (okay it opened in February, but I was busy having my portrait painted and finding Canberra’s best potato scallop).

However, there are pros and cons to visiting iSkate Park – located at Fyshwick’s Powerkart Raceway. I’ve done the research for you.


It looks and feels exactly like ice

The synthetic surface – which was shipped to Canberra all the way from Swiss company Glice – is actually self-lubricating plastic. ‘No water or electricity required to run your rink,’ the Glice website says.

But it’s so close to ice it’s scary. Like it even has that dirty area where people enter and exit the rink.

At approximately 300sqm, iSkate Park is less than a quarter of the size of a traditional ice rink, so for those kids whose version of ice skating looks like laps clinging to the barriers surrounding the ice, it just means gliding past mum and dad more often.

The boots don’t smell like dirty old feet (or have shoelaces that snap off)

Viewing the rack upon rack of brand new, identical, grey Glice boots is just so satisfying. The boots don’t smell and they have no laces. So kids can put them on by themselves.

 An 80s soundtrack to die for

Arriving at iSkate Park is like stepping back to the 1980s roller – or ice – rink of your dreams. (For me it was the Blue Light Roller Disco at the Queanbeyan YMCA.) Think neon, a giant disco ball, dimmed lighting and a soundtrack starring Toto, Madonna and Queen.

iSkate Park is basically the kids’ version of my favourite 80s bar, 88mph. BIG TICK.

No need to rug up

I was there at night and it was cool but definitely not ‘I can see my own breath’ cold. The kids wore T-shirts and jeans. As a spectator, I didn’t have to put on eight million layers and a beanie. iSkate is a winter wonderland, without the winter part.

It hurts way less when you fall

My kids and their friends fell over just as much as they would have on real ice but bruising was non-existent and there was no guttural ‘ugh’ as they landed on the synthetic surface.


The boot blades are still razor sharp

When the kids pick up their boots, they’re still given the ‘fall with your fists closed’ safety talk. I honestly thought the boots would be entirely plastic. Not so.

So many exciting distractions

Let’s be real – if you’re at a venue offering not one butthree awesome activities under one roof, your kids will spend approximately 50 per cent of the time at the first activity begging to do the other two activities. Also, as soon as a go-kart race kicks off, they stand at the edge of the rink and stare longingly. Which leads me to …

 The sound of the karts

I jumped a mile high when my stunning rendition of Electric Dreams was interrupted by the squeal of six power karts starting a race. But hey, the name of the activity is literally iSkate Park at Power Kart Raceway so I probably could have tried harder to manage my expectations.

 The verdict: A great treat for the kids and definitely novel. Make sure you take extra cash as they’re guaranteed to want to do glow-in-the-dark Jungle Golf or race the power karts afterwards.

 Details: iSkate Park at Power Kart Raceway, 125 Canberra Avenue, Griffith, ACT. $11 for 30 minutes, $15 for 60 minutes or $18 for 90 minutes, plus $3 skate hire. Bookings not required. Further information at

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A piece of Canada in Morocco: Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink Set up by Canadian Embassy in Rabat

In hardly any other place ice hockey is as big as in Canada, so to give Moroccan locals a little glimpse into that part of Canadian culture, the Embassy of Canada in Rabat recently set up a Glice® synthetic ice rink. Happy skating!!

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Installation of Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink at Balexert Shopping Mall in Geneva

With the winter season straight ahead, Glice® synthetic ice rink installations are popping up all over the world! The synthetic ice rink at Balexert shopping mall is already the second installation in Geneva this week – why don’t you slide by until November 3rd to see what it’s like to skate on waterless zero-energy Glice® ice?

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Synthetic Ice vs. Real Ice – What Are the Differences?

More and more municipalities, hockey clubs and leisure operators opt for synthetic ice as a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to real ice. But is artificial ice any good and what are the main differences between synthetic ice vs. real ice?

Operating costs of synthetic ice vs. real ice

Synthetic ice rinks function without the use of any water or electricity, so that they can be operated and maintained at a fraction of the cost involved with real ice.

Versatility of synthetic ice vs. real ice

Due to its frozen nature, real ice is only feasible in cold winter climates. Synthetic ice is completely independent of climate conditions and can be installed throughout the year and worldwide – even in the tropics or in desert countries. The fact that synthetic ice doesn’t need any refrigeration also makes it the perfect choice for venues where generator noise would be a disturbance.

Glide effect of synthetic ice vs. real ice

Real ice is simply the original and to match its glide effect has always been a big challenge for the synthetic ice industry. However, today’s self-lubricating premium products offer a glide effect that is very similar to conventional ice and allow for replicating any biometric movements authentically. That’s why even top league hockey clubs and professional figure skaters often use the waterless alternative for their practice by now.

Glice® synthetic ice leverages the superb glide effect of a Swiss premium technology, developed by athletes for athletes:

Don’t take our word for it – here is what athletes and customers worldwide think about Glice® synthetic ice rinks:

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