World Figure Skating
Championship Practice Rink 2003
For the past 30 years, owners and engineers have relied
on IceMat® ice rink flooring by CALMAC
when the best ice surface under any condition is needed. See partial listing of ice rinks.
What is IceMat?
IceMat ice rink floor-grid systems are
prefabricated permanent and indoor or outdoor portable ice rinks. Only
IceMat ice rink systems offer the benefits of reduced
construction and operating costs as well as a flexible
design resulting in improved ice quality. IceMat can be
installed in a matter of days and disassembled for storage
just as quickly. The Hockey News reported that IceMat
provides the best ice surface in the National Hockey League.
IceMat I and II are ideal for the following:
- Temporary ice skating rink applications
- Permanent ice skating rink applications
- Skating and curling rinks
- Luge tracks
- Toboggan and ski runs
- Speed skating oval
IceMat systems can be installed on any indoor or outdoor surface such as:
- Tennis courts
- Parking lots
- Shopping and convention centers
- Gym floors
- Even bare ground
Its a Great Day for Hockey... Outdoors
IceMat II was selected for the 2008 Winter Classics "Ice Bowl", in Buffalo, New York.
The game will be the NHL's second played outdoors.
The ice is a 1½-inch, smooth-as-glass surface that will hold up to rain, above freezing temperatures and fit for the Sabres to host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL Winter Classic outdoor game.
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IceMat icerinks chosen for high-profile
- IceMat icerink cools the world famous Rink at Rockefeller Center.
- IceMat icerink was chosen for
CocaCola in support of the Salt Lake Winter Olympics.
- IceMat icerink was used for a
recreation of New York's famous Rockefeller Center outdoor rink--
complete with huge tree and gold statue of Prometheus-- for a gala
honoring Mayor Rudy Guliani, along with Rockettes and Olympic champion
- Recently, sunny and warm San Jose,
California opened an outdoor rink,
Downtown Ice at the Circle of Palms, including 32 palm trees in the
center of the rink!
- IceMat II was selected for the 2003 World
Figure Skating Championship because of its quick
installation and quality ice surface. “We selected the IceMat II system from CALMAC for
the 2003 World Figure Skating Championship because
no on-site fabrication or welding was required.
The quality of their product is extremely high, as is
their level of support,” said Michael Clayton
of Ice Rink Events.
Within this site you can learn more about CALMAC’s IceMat®
systems and the specific benefits that this type of
ice-making system can provide for you.