Just Look at Those Colors!!!
In March, 2018, the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA, installed a REALice system at their arena. While many of our customers install REALice to reduce their energy spend by using cold water to resurface their ice, others install it because of the consistent quality ice that REALice delivers. That's how it was for the VVCC, an event/hockey facility wanting a better ice product than what they had been producing. What they got was even better than expected.
"The clarity is way better than advertised," insists Ralph Bedoe, Chief Engineer at the 52-year-old arena, owned by AEG Worldwide and home to the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League. "I can't wait to see what it will look like on the next televised game. I am very happy with the ice."
Bedoe sent us the above picture of the ice to prove his statement -- but as everyone knows, brand new ice looks fantastic.
"That's not new ice," Bedoe insists. "That's the ice after a game, an event, and another game. And it looks brand new!"
We hear stories like this all the time -- especially when an arena has taken the time to build the ice up from scratch using REALice-treated water, which Bedoe had his team do.
"We used REALice-treated water for the ice, for mixing the paint, and we were thrilled with how those colors pop."
Be Bold: Go Cold
We know that going to REALice's cold water resurfacing technology goes against what many ice makers have grown up believing when it comes to making ice. REALice's patented 3D-printed system is a brilliant example of fluid dynamics, using the water pressure at your arena to remove the micro air bubbles that are trapped in the water. What you'll be left with is a clear, dense, durable ice that scars less and, when it does, repairs quicker.
And it saves on energy too.
Supported by Utilities
With no moving parts and no filters, membranes, chemicals or ongoing maintenance required, REALice purchases have been supported by a growing number of utilities with energy efficiency incentives.