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:  https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-technology/

Don’t take our word for it – here is what athletes and customers worldwide think about Glice® synthetic ice rinks: https://www.glicerink.com/testimonials/

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Glide on Glice®: Synthetic Ice Rink at Swiss ETH University in Zurich Let’s You Experience the Winter Sports Future for Free

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With its focus on science, technology and engineering the ETH University in Zurich stands for future orientation as much as Glice® synthetic ice rinks do! Watch the video to see how an ecological Glice® synthetic ice rink provides the glide effect of conventional ice, while operating entirely without water or energy consumption. The Student Association of ETH (VSETH) invites everybody to glide on Glice® for free, so what are you waiting for? Experience the future of winter sports until December 20th in Zurich!

It’s not too late to implement a synthetic Christmas ice rink at your venue! Opt for the market leader expertise of Glice® and hit the ground running with our popular Christmas rink solutions: https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-products/synthetic-ice-christmas-rink/

Glice® synthetic ice rinks consume neither water nor energy, while maintaining the glide effect of conventional ice. Discover the Eco-friendly technology here: https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-technology/

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Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink at Future-Oriented Swiss University ETH in Zurich


Organized by its students’ association VSETH, the ETH University in Zurich now offers students and other visitors a Glice® synthetic ice rink for the winter season – and a free one at that! With its utterly innovative synthetic ice rinks Glice® is certainly a perfect match for the future-oriented university with a focus on science, technology and engineering. The VSETH and Glice® invite you to stop by until December 20th and try out the fascinating zero-energy waterless ice of the future!

Glice® synthetic ice rinks consume neither water nor energy, while maintaining the glide effect of conventional ice. Discover the Eco-friendly technology here: https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-technology/

It’s not too late to implement a synthetic Christmas ice rink at your venue! Opt for the market leader expertise of Glice® and hit the ground running with our popular Christmas rink solutions: https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-products/synthetic-ice-christmas-rink/

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Swing by the Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink at Berlin’s Famous Potsdamer Platz


There is no more prominent location to install a synthetic ice rink in Berlin than right at its most important square! In the very heart of Germany’s capital, skaters are now enjoying the sensational glide effect of a synthetic ice rink set up by Glice® for the winter season. Why don’t you stop by to test the Eco-friendly future ice for yourself?

It’s not too late to seize the winter season with a synthetic ice rink at your venue! Opt for the market leader expertise of Glice® and hit the ground running with our popular Christmas rink solutions: https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-products/synthetic-ice-christmas-rink/

Glice® synthetic ice rinks consume neither water nor energy and allow for environmentally friendly installations all around the world and anytime. Discover the green technology here: https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-technology/

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First Glice® Synthetic Ice Rink in Sunny Portugal


Christmas is closing in fast and Glice® synthetic ice rinks are popping up all around the world to welcome the first skaters of the season; like here at the Arena Shopping in Torres Vedras just outside Lisbon in sunny Portugal!

It’s not too late to get started on your own synthetic ice rink operation for the Christmas season! Opt for the market leader expertise of Glice® and get to know our popular Christmas rink turnkey solutions to hit the ground running:  https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-products/synthetic-ice-christmas-rink/

Glice® synthetic ice rinks operate without the use of water or energy and allow for Eco-friendly installations all across the globe, even in warm climate zones. Discover the green ice-technology here: https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-technology/

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