At Icescape we use our own unique ice system which has been specifically designed for its rapid deployment and quick freezing properties. Glycol refrigerant is pumped through our cleverly designed pipe system which freezes water within contact over a short period of time. Once a layer of ice has formed additional water is added until that layer freezes and so on until the combined layers are thick enough to provide a high quality smooth skating surface. Side barriers are fitted during the process to complete the rink providing a secure, professional and practical skating venue. Furthermore when the rink is dismantled all harmful fluids are drained and collected ready for re-use further enhancing our commitment to sustainability and the environment. Ambient weather conditions can obviously change significantly and with this in mind our system has been created to avoid as many potential issues as possible. Our rapid freezing technology means that our rinks dry out more quickly allowing them to stay open during bad weather – very important when it comes to turnover and profit! Our rinks can be supplied in virtually any size or layout and with reduced energy consumption partly due to our efficient freezing process they are significantly more friendly to the environment than other types of temporary rink. Rink sizes do vary according to space limitations and budget but typically for example, a 20m x 10m rink (200m2) will comfortably allow 65 skaters at a time and a 1000m2 rink up to 325 per session.