Glice® Artificial Eisstock Lane in Front of World’s Tallest Building Burj Khalifa in Dubai


Eisstock has a long tradition in the Alps, but thanks to waterless Glice® synthetic Eisstock lanes the game has now made its way to a place and time that could hardly be more futuristic: located in front of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai, the latest Glice® installation in the UAE offers traditional European winter fun under the desert sun.

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Inventive Gym Class: Glice® Artificial Ice Rink at Next Generation School in Dubai

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The desert climate of the UAE calls for inventiveness and Dubai has long been the frontrunner for technological future orientation. That’s why an artificial ice rink by Glice® fits in perfectly at Next Generation School, one of Dubai’s most progressive educational institutions. Zero energy, zero water, 100 % fun is now the motto of gym class!

Glice® artificial ice rinks are based on a complex molecular technology that allows for sustainable ice skating year-round and in any climate. Discover the green ice here: https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-technology/

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Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink in Dubai Covered by One of the Persian Gulf Area’s Biggest Newspapers Khaleej Times


Dubai is a synonym for innovation and building towards the future. Therefore a Glice® synthetic ice rink fits right in at Dubai’s Next Generation School, where it will be part of the students’ curriculum. Read the full story below. To find out how Glice® is shaping the future of ice sports, visit https://www.glicerink.com

Here is the story, published in Khaleej Times, one of the largest newspapers in the Persian Gulf area: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/general/dubai-school-gets-first-synthetic-ice-rink-in-the-uae-artificial

A synthetic ice rink saves “enormous amounts of energy and water”

A few Dubai students got lucky, getting skating training from a former professional ice hockey player recently, on their school’s new synthetic ice rink.

The Next Generation School in Barsha 3 is the first school ever in the UAE to install an ice rink on campus.

Former professional ice hockey player Tassilo Schwartz, from Switzerland, was present at the inauguration of the rink on Wednesday. The product by a Swiss company called Glice and made out of complex molecular technology, the rink uses high quality polymers and other materials to create an artificial surface that looks like ice.

“I wanted to try skating on the synthetic ice rink and was very surprised by the quality. It’s a really good alternative to real ice. Here in Dubai, it works perfectly. When I compare it to really professional and well-maintained ice, I would say the puck handle is in equal measure,” Schwartz said.

“It’s great to be here and training the kids. When I see the smiles of the children who have stepped on the ice for the first time, it makes me happy.”

The project director at the school, Tahir Farooq, said that the ice rink will help students develop an interest in sports and also learn about protecting the environment. The rink does not require any water or energy consumption, as it is not real ice.

“This is an eco-friendly system and one of the things we really believe in is being on the cutting edge of technology and innovation,” Farooq said. “The Next Generation School is really next generation in every sense of the word. This technology where you don’t need water or energy to create a real ice skating experience is perfect. It’s a wonderful sport and it gives you stability, control and balance.”

The school, which runs from KG to Year 6, places a strong focus on sports, offering roller-skating, martial arts, tennis, swimming, gymnastics and ping pong. There are seven electives offered to students during school hours, where they can pick any of these sports based on their preference and talent, as well as non-sport electives such as arts and robotics.

“One of the things we look forward to is enhancing the experience for children. Sports is a great way to do this. When kids are happy, they are excited to be in school and this helps with their academics as well,” Farooq said.

The rink will be available to the parents as well, who can try it out in the after-school hours.

Eco-friendly skating surface

A synthetic ice rink saves “enormous amounts of energy and water”, according to the founder of Glice, Viktor Meier. Every square metre of real ice uses the same amount of energy an entire apartment would use, he said.

Their synthetic ice rink at The Next Generation School is measured at 200 square metres and if that were made of real ice, it would use up the equivalent of energy used to power 200 homes. “With this solution, we can provide ice skating to everyone without harming the environment,” he said. “The cost of installing a synthetic ice rink is 30 per cent less than installing a real one.

“The maintenance cost is 99 per cent less because you won’t have any energy or water bills. All you need is someone who can use a broom and mop properly and the job is done. You don’t really need professional technical staff. Also, if you fall hard on real ice, you can easily break your bones. Synthetic ice absorbs shocks, so you won’t get hurt.”

This is the first synthetic ice rink Glice has installed in the UAE, after having done so in over 70 other countries. They also cater to individual clients who want it for personal use. One client in Hawaii, he recalls, wanted a rink in his backyard so his figure-skater daughter could use one at her convenience.

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Installation of the First Glice Synthetic Ice Rink in Dubai Completed


Installing a Glice® synthetic ice rink is always a happening! Like here at the Next Generation School in Dubai, where the synthetic ice rink will be part of the student’s curriculum. With the Arabian Desert sun burning mercilessly, the team had to wait with the installation till the evening – and this is what a happy crew looks like after finishing!

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Ecological Desert Ice Skating: Dubai School to Install Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink


There is one place in the Arabian Desert, where ice skating doesn’t come as a total surprise; after all, Dubai was built out of the sand box and impossibilities defying the odds are the norm. The mere future doesn’t surprise in Dubai, but maybe a different angle on tomorrow does: the Next Generation School is living up to its name and wants to present students with an ecological future vision – a Glice® synthetic ice rink that conserves resources. No water or energy are needed to operate the synthetic ice rink in the Desert, which makes it green and affordable – something rather scarce in Dubai. To operate a conventional ice rink here would certainly be a slap in nature’s face; but now kids of the desert land can get a sustainable taste of ice skating, a sport they previously only saw on TV.

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