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Glice Eco-Rink – looks like ice, feels like ice, but isn’t ice

It’s great to skate on Glice!

Roman Josi, Captain NHL Nashville Predators

Glice is a great tool to be on and work on my skills

Nico Hischier, NHL Player
Chris Joseph - Testimonial

Glice is the closest I’ve seen to real ice, that’s why I go for Glice.

Chris Joseph, 14 year NHL Veteran
Cliff Ronning - Testimonial

Practice on Glice puts you ahead of the curve by a long shot.

Cliff Ronning, 19 year NHL Veteran

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2.000+ installations in 85+ countries


Complete Turnkey Solution

Quick set-up

Simple maintenance

Easy storage

Frequently asked questions

  • 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
      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 toget the most out of your Glice® surface.

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

    • Having skated a couple of times 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 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 specifically 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 https://www.glicerink.com/synthetic-ice-rink-contact-buy-rent/, 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 on the final destination, size and customization level of your order. International delivery takes at least 4 weeks.

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

  • General
    • What is the life expectancy of Glice®? How long can I use it?

      Depending on the usage as well as the level of maintenance, the life-span of the product is around 12-20 years for the 20mm / 3/4in Glice® panels and around 6-12 years for the 13mm / 1/2in panels. We provide a 12-year limited warranty for the 3/4in and 6 years for the 1/2in version.

    • Why are other synthetic ice products cheaper than Glice®?

      We use materials of the highest quality available and produce with a very unique manufacturing process. While Glice® is not the cheapest product out there, it offers the best in class skating experience and durability. Read more

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Why Glice synthetic ice?

Glice is the synthetic ice preferred by professional athletes since it delivers the most realistic skating experience, personalized service and a support network spanning around the globe. Experts prefer our tongue and groove panels over puzzle (dove tail) connections. READ MORE

What is a Glice Rink?

Glice premium quality Eco-Rinks are highly customizable and comprise synthetic ice panels and a complete range of carefully selected and adapted quality accessories, such as dasher boards, ice skates, skate sharpener, skating aides and curling stones. READ MORE

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Glice Venues

Glice is used at professional sport facilities (e.g. hockey training centers) as well as in the commercial sector (e.g. hotels, zoos, shopping malls) and at home (Glice Pads for your backyard, basement, or garage). Glice can be purchased or rented. We provide different leasing and financing options. FIND OUT MORE

What is synthetic ice?

Synthetic ice, also called artificial ice, plastic ice, fake ice, polymer ice or silicon ice is a substitute material for refrigerated ice. Synthetic rinks consist of synthetic ice panels, which are interlocked with either a tongue and groove or a puzzle (dove tail) connection system. Manufacturing methods are diverse and synthetic ice quality differs largely. LEARN MORE

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Synthetic ice price and cost

Synthetic ice prices vary depending on quality. However, it is important to distinguish between synthetic ice prices and costs. Prices are what you pay for a rink, while costs refer to what a rink will cost you over its lifetime: costs due to increased shavings, more frequent sharpening as well as opportunity costs if your clients are not happy with a low quality rink, need to be considered. FIND OUT MORE

Reviews

We highly recommend to review the different artificial ice rink products in the market thoroughly, before deciding on any of them. It is important to analyze the synthetic ice gliding behavior, how much shavings and flaking the surface produces as well as how often you have to sharpen the skates. CONTACT US

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