Synthetic ice for hockey. How do you practice and play hockey year around, even in summer? Daily entry fees, or - synthetic hockey ice for home use.
Synthetic ice surfaces have come a long way over the last 5-10 years. But even so, the glide on even the best synthetic surfaces is at best 95% equivalent to the glide of ice. This means that more effort is required to glide.
On the other hand, there are a lot of very compelling reasons why a serious hockey fan or student might start loving their synthetic ice for hockey.
You can forget a lot of the bad rap you might have heard in the past about synthetic ice rinks. Excellent synthetic ice for hockey surfaces are high density interlocking panels, and the newest ultra-density panels even have lubricating oils embedded directly into the polymer. Oil-embedding eliminates the need for glide enhancers!
If it is hockey you are practicing, synthetic ice is actually advantageous. As the quality of synthetic has improved, more hockey coaches and training facilities are now using synthetic ice for hockey along with the traditional refrigerated rink. Each practice on synthetic ice is doubly effective, building endurance and strength at the same time your hockey skills are improving.
Synthetic ice for hockey doesn't perfectly mimic the smooth glide of blades on natural ice, but the synthetic surface these days is very close to the feel of ice.
Says Robert Jackson, who installed a synthetic ice for hockey practice rink in his home: "My wife and I recently spent over $3,000 taking our son to a weekend tournament in Toronto. He played 4 games! We skipped the next tournament and bought a synthetic ice hockey practice rink instead for the same price! He'll have that for 10 years. No brainer. Works great - best investment ever."
Check it out this synthetic hockey ice for yourself! You can install a fairly small practice rink ...
(Videos and testimonial are presented by different manufacturers of synthetic ice rinks. We do not necessarily endorse any manufacturer as being more or less ideal than others.)
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