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20 Inch Rink Board Setup
Lumberjax - Exterior
Winter Ice Hockey
20 Ton Chiller Setup
Lumberjax - Curling Rink
St Paul Minnesota Installation
10' x 20' Indoor Mini
Kenosha City Hall
Sport Court Installation
24' x 50' Kit
Rocking Horse - Refrigerated Rink
Country Club - Wisconsin
Highland Park Install
Movie Set Project
32' x 60' Kit
Kaiser Tiger Curling Rink
River St Joe Installation
Barn Curling Lanes
Goalie Trainer Project
Refrigerated Rink Installation
Winter Ice Rink
Iron Sleek Refrigerated Rinks - Dependable Outdoor Ice In Unpredictable Weather!
Do you want a DEPENDABLE OUTDOOR ICE RINK where you can plan your fun? Do you want a REAL ICE RINK….one that actually freezes in the varying unpredictable winter weather? If you do, it’s time to investigate a portable rink chiller system. It can be set up late fall and then taken away in the spring so you can get full enjoyment out of every season in all your spaces. Call us or if you have any Questions or would like some extra guidance in this process here is our Frequently Answered Questions Section.
If it is in your wheelhouse and in the cards, it’s time to STOP BEING A WEATHER WATCHER and check in with us for NEXT STEPS. What is the point of looking at your beautiful home arena board system or tall boards with netting and fancy lighting over and under the water but having no ice to skate! It may be time to consider a freeze assist rink by Iron Sleek so your hockey skating dreams can come true. We have already adapted to basically any board system.
Winters have been warmer and warmer these last few years and the cold days have been too cold and then they do not last. Embrace the outdoors and embrace the fun with a minimal maintenance backyard rink ice maker solution. Maintaining a chiller assisted rink is so much easier and more effective. The ice freezes from the bottom up so your maintenance efforts are not in vain or at the discretion of the ambient temps. Refrigerated rinks have easy unroll pipes that have freezers pipe lines under the ice, making maintenance a breeze. Time for more fun, less work, and an abundance of ice time.
Unseasonable weather is no longer a factor with a backyard rink chiller system. This is the ultimate solution for ice enthusiasts – the revolutionary Portable Refrigerated Ice Rink. No longer constrained by the unpredictable weather, this innovation brings the joy of ice skating to any location. With its chilling system, the refrigerated ice remains crisp, smooth, and perfectly frozen in weather up to 50° F. Our advanced rink chiller ensures an optimal ice surface for hours of skating pleasure all winter long.
Imagine the convenience of having a fully functional ice rink at your disposal. Our portable rink is designed to be easily set up and dismantled, providing a flexible solution for events, parties, community gatherings, or even your own backyard. Gone are the days of relying on nature to determine when and where you can enjoy a thrilling game of hockey. With our refrigerated ice system you can plan events ahead of time instead of hoping on the weather.
The advantages of our refrigerated ice rink extend beyond convenience and reliability. Its versatility means that it can be used for various purposes, including sports events, ice shows, entertainment venues, or even as a temporary ice-skating attraction. The possibilities are endless, limited only by your imagination.
So, why wait for the perfect weather conditions when you can have a top-notch ice experience all winter long? Invest in our portable refrigerated ice rink and unlock a world of icy adventures, unrestricted by the elements. With its exceptional chilling capabilities, advanced rink chiller, and hassle-free ice making, this innovation is set to redefine the way you experience and enjoy the thrill of ice skating. Don't miss out on the opportunity to bring the magic of ice to your doorstep – contact us today and let the frosty fun begin!
OUR REFRIGERATED ICE RINKS ARE CONSTRUCTED USING A PORTABLE RINK SYSTEM
Our Refrigerated Rink Systems are portable - your ice rink can be easily disconnected and stored at the end of the skating season. With a portable rink system, there is no need to lay concrete or create a permanent foundation, you can continue to use your rink site space as normal. A typical Refrigerated Rink System is comprised of a chiller, refrigerated mats, manifold box, and a rink frame constructed from rink boards. Iron Sleek poly-steel rink boards are crafted specifically for refrigerated rink enclosures.
At the end of the winter season, everything is easily disconnected and stored. Iron Sleek's mechanical engineers design your refrigerated rink to your specifications, making set-up, take-down, and storage a breeze. Our team at Iron Sleek can handle the take-down and storage process ourselves, or if you are a DIYer, we can supply you with all the necessary tools to do it yourself. Once skating season rolls around, you will have your Iron Sleek outdoor refrigerated ice rink ready to go, built to your specs!
HOW DOES A REFRIGERATED ICE RINK WORK?
Water freezes at 32F - other chemicals can have a lower freezing point. Iron Sleek's refrigerated rinks take advantage of this fact by using liquid glycol (better known as anti-freeze). The glycol is chilled to 14F and pumped through mats that sit below the ice rink surface. The mats are then sprayed with water, causing the water surrounding the mats to freeze.
A temperature sensor connected to a thermostat is embedded in the ice to control the temperature. The chiller will only run as needed, providing excellent ice quality and saving you money on your electric bill.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A REFRIGERATED ICE RINK?
There are 2 main requirements to install a refrigerated ice rink - a flat surface and electrical power. While Iron Sleek can install your refrigerated rink, surface preparation and electrical connections are the client's responsibility. Iron Sleek's project managers and mechanical engineers are happy to consult throughout this process to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
FLAT, LEVEL SURFACE - Level within 2" across the entire rink area. If you plan to install your Iron Sleek Refrigerated Ice Rink on a patio or sport court, there is a good chance that you surface is already level enough. If your surface requires leveling, it is important to ensure that your surface is adequately prepared. Using a laser leveler is the safest and most efficient way to achieve this. If you are unsure about this process, consulting a construction professional is your best bet.
The most common way to level your surface for an install is to hire a skid-steer operator. For reference, an excavation for a 32' x 60' rink could cost anywhere from $800 - $2000. Standard skid-steers will require a 6' opening to get into your yard. There are also special skid-steers that only require a 3' opening.
Other options for a creating a level surface include building a platform or spreading sand. Spreading sand can be a mess but may be the only available option depending on the project. Building a platform can be tedious and expensive, but when done correctly, are a great option. When building a platform, it is critical that the platform is rigid enough so that the ice does not shatter when skated on. Platforms are a great way to build a rink over your pool.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS - Having the correct electrical connections are necessary to power the chiller. For reference, a 20' x 40' refrigerated ice rink will require a minimum of 60 amps at 220-240V single phase. This is the same type of power used for residential AC or residential ovens. Larger rinks will require more current. We can assist in helping determine the power requirement for your ice rink. For commercial applications, 3 phase at 480 volts will greatly reduce your amperage demand for wiring.
WHAT DOES THE INSTALLATION PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
Planning is very important when it comes to installing your Iron Sleek Refrigerated Ice Rink. If you are upgrading from a standard backyard rink to a refrigerated rink, it is important to understand that designing and installing a custom refrigerated rink will take time and planning. Similar to installing a pool, refrigerated rinks are custom projects. Rink mats are custom made, power will need to be supplied to code, the chiller will need to be placed, and you may need decking or excavation.
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Rink Excavation Leveling
Once the electrical connections are set up and your surface is level, our Iron Sleek installation team will schedule a time to show up and install your refrigerated ice rink. Installation is typically a 1-2 day process and can be completed at your convenience. Whatever the size and scope of your project, it is important to start the planning phase as early as possible.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OWNING AN IRON SLEEK REFRIGERATED ICE RINK?
Refrigerated rinks are for families that have the extra budget to spend on health and recreation. If you are a family that would consider installing a swimming pool or a sports court, a refrigerated rink may be a better alternative to consider. Benefits of owning an Iron Sleek Refrigerated Rink include:
- Skate during the warmer winter days - up to 50F!
- Extend the Skating Season - Get 4 months of ice and skate time on demand!
- Portability - When skating season is over, you simply pack up your rink and put it in storage. Moving your rink to another location is easy!
- Training - Figure skaters and hockey players can have arena quality ice to practice and enjoy their sport.
- Health and Fitness - Staying active during the winter months can be difficult - not the case when you have your own refrigerated ice rink!
If your intention is to use an ice rink to generate a profit, a refrigerated ice rink is the best route. Bitter cold days are not enjoyable for customers, but days where the temperature is between 25-50F are magnificent for generating income. Winter weather can be unpredictable, when events need to be scheduled and ice needs to be guaranteed, an Iron Sleek Refrigerated Ice Rink is the best option.
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We have worked with restaurants, bars, park districts, and special events projects to have ice on demand. Curling lanes are a great wintertime activity for bars and restaurants! Whether you are looking for a quality refrigerated rink for your backyard, need a refrigerated rink for a private event, or are a commercial client looking for a new winter attraction for your business, Iron Sleek has you covered.