Recently, ice rinks are in great demand among the population. Active type of recreation for young people and the whole family. It is very popular to hold corporate competitions, sports and athletics parties and just parties on ice. In the morning, when the ice has not yet been run-in, and there are almost no visitors, professional skaters hone the execution of complex elements in amateur arenas. As you know, demand creates supply. That is why today more and more ice rinks are opening.
If you decide to invest in an ice business, this article will guide you where to start and what to pay attention to.
First of all, it is necessary to determine the location of the sports facility. Modern construction technologies make it possible to equip it in any locality. Therefore, the main conditions when choosing will be:
Then we determine the type of structure and its coating. There are indoor and outdoor arenas with a natural or synthetic coating.
Unfortunately, the open-air playground with a natural surface has many disadvantages. First of all, the seasonality of the enterprise. With increasing air temperature, natural ice simply melts. But the synthetic coating will allow you to organize an arena in any climate and use all year round.
Due to the fact that synthetic ice does not require the installation of additional equipment, the cost of its operation is much cheaper. But in Ukraine this type of coating is not popular. Natural ice is more popular.
Indoor sports fields are open all year, regardless of coverage. There are several types of coverings:
When you stock up on ideas and the choice is made, you can begin to design and build a sports facility.
The main element of the rink is the ice arena. The components of the ice arena:
The chiller is mounted on a solid foundation, mainly concrete. The operating temperature of the refrigeration unit depends on the temperature of the air inside and outside the room. In the future, it is automatically adjusted, as modern installations are equipped with special sensors. To freeze the ice, the coolant is driven through the mats.
An ice harvester or a resourcefeiser is a universal machine that performs the functions of pouring ice and caring for it.
Water is poured in layers using an ice harvester. After freezing the first layer of water, fill in the next layer. Their number depends on the purpose of the ice cover. For hockey competitions it should be more dense than for figure skating and simple skating.
Under the influence of skates, the ice surface is destroyed. Therefore, during free from skiing, it is restored using an ice machine, which:
If the cooling unit helps us with cooling the ice and maintaining its temperature. That about maintaining a room temperature comfortable for skiing and rest needs to be taken care of separately. For these purposes, solid fuel or gas boilers can be used. With increasing tariffs for gas and electricity, the use of gas boilers will incur high material costs. But the use of boilers with clean fuels will save money.
For daily use of the site it is very important to organize the lighting system in a quality manner. During events and sports, lighting also plays an important role. Therefore, it is important to approach the choice of lighting equipment with all responsibility.
Saldi Service company in cooperation with a Ukrainian manufacturer offers energy-efficient LED lighting. You can entrust us with the work of creating a lighting project, the delivery of products, and their installation in a short time.
It is very important that the complex had all the necessary facilities for skiing and a comfortable pastime:
As you can see, building an ice stadium is not a simple matter. But you can ease your task by contacting the specialists of the Saldi Service company. Our experts have extensive experience in the field of construction and will help to quickly and efficiently translate your ideas into reality.