Ice Rink Chillers. Chiller for ice rinks of many sizes. No more mystery about setting up portable ice rink chillers and flexible tubing grids in your backyard rink.
Imagine the dreaded springtime - temperatures steadily inching beyond 0 C (32 F), and the sun beating brightly on your home ice. For some folks, hockey season will melt away, except for the playoffs on TV.
But not for you! In your backyard, the ice rink chiller is humming quietly. Your rink ice is as solid as ever. And it will stay that way for another glorious month (maybe even two) of home ice time and additional hockey practice at all hours of the day and night.
Move over, Wayne Gretzky...
If your kids turn out to be as promising at hockey as you think they are, your refrigerated backyard hockey rink will have been the best thing that you, or they, could have ever hoped for!
Chiller - Ice Rink Refrigeration
A refrigerated ice rink utilizes an ice rink chiller that draws the heat out of the ice, ensuring it stays frozen despite temperatures rising well above freezing. Yet the chiller won't run if the ice sensor reads a temperature below its threshold of operation. (If needed, go to Refrigerated Backyard Rinks to bone up on how the chiller's refrigeration works.)
mybackyardicerink.com offers high-quality, industrial-grade, low ambient chillers of various capacities for ice rinks of various sizes. We also supply the tubing system and the refrigerant as a complete package specifically designed for your situation. This way you get the ice rink chiller and refrigeration set up that is right for your back yard.
The size of the chiller depends on the size of your backyard ice rink.
Portable vs. Non-portable: The Foundation
Refrigerated rinks can be embedded in concrete (non-portable). However, many backyard ice rink refrigeration systems are completely portable, even to tubing that rolls up and stores easily for the summer, and a chiller in its own rolling trailer.
Depending on the underlying surface, say, a summertime tennis court, a bed of sand leveling an existing slope, or even your backyard lawn which is sufficiently level:
Come spring, just drain the water, roll up the tubing grids and toss them into storage, cover the chillers to keep debris out (or close the doors on the trailer), and you'll have your yard back, as nice as ever.
Thanks to the chiller, your ice rink can stay icy for up to 6 months of the year. Some chillers will maintain the rink ice in climates with temperatures up to 55 - 60 degrees Fahrenheit (12 - 15 degrees Celsius). Skating all the way up to 70 degrees F (21 degrees C) is possible!...Insane isn't it?...Awesome!
The time to start making your plans is winter and springtime for the following winter! We get re-e-ally busy by the end of summer, and if you wait too long, you might not be able to install one by theearly winter season.
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