Ice Skate indoors or outdoors all year long with Xtraice
Since its inception in 2003, Xtraice has changed the world´s perception of synthetic ice. Through constant research and innovation Xtraice has been able to release a new generation of their synthetic ice every two years, leading the field in glide factor and durability. With rinks in more than 75 countries worldwide and recognition by some of the most prestigious brands,including Disney, the Detroit Red Wings and the John Hancock Center have made Xtraice the global leader in the synthetic ice rink industry.
SportProsUSA custom builds Xtraice rinks for virtually every size and budget from backyard rinks to commercial rinks and municipal winter rinks. In an ever expanding market of poorly manufactured synthetic ice products, Xtraice rinks are seamlessly connected, self-lubricated, and so durable they come with a warranty.
Xtraice rinks require no energy for installation or upkeep, making them environmentally friendly as well. Xtraice is 100% recyclable and reduces carbon emissions when used in place of traditional ice rinks. Contact us today for your free onsite estimate.
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What you should know about buying synthetic ice:
1. You get what you pay for.
Cheaper synthetic ice products cut corners by using extrusion to manufacture their surface as well as dovetail joints for connecting them. Both are problematic as the quality will degrade at a rapid rate. Sinter-pressed materials and tongue and groove connections mean durability throughout the rink´s lifetime. In short, if it looks like a puzzle, it will give you headaches.
2. Self-lubrication is essential.
There is nothing worse for your clothing than falling on a rink covered in lubricant. Not to mention the fact that the glide will be inconsistent throughout the rink and heavily dependent on applying the lubricant.
3. Tongue and Groove is the groove.
More complex and costly to manufacture, tongue and groove means quick and easy assembly and more importantly seamless connections EVERY time you assemble the rink. Bad press on dovetail, jigsaw joints abounds and a quick google search will demonstrate this point.
4. Prove it.
If the material makes claims, it should back them up with a warranty. Synthetic ice manufactured at a high molecular weight should be durable in even extreme conditions. So ask for a warranty.