With the holidays upon us, and a bunch of children that LOVE ice hockey, have you thought of the perfect holiday gift? I might suggest an ice that is nice year round. I have talked to so many people about synthetic ice, and I can not tell you how wonderful the ice really is. I have also taken time to speak personally to a few different companies that sell rinks, and boards to build rinks and the results from these conversations were negative business owners, trashing synthetic ice. Want to know why? Because building a rink for a 3 month time period that needs tended to daily, and is a lot of work to install is so 2000, while installing a easy-to-care for synthetic ice rink that never really needs much is so much easier and I can tell you where to get it from. Lavishly live life out loud with the ease of an installed synthetic ice rink and stop killing yourself with high maintenance self-made rinks that need drained and maintained! My gift to you, ease of maintenance and an idea that will have you singing Happy Holidays!
If you live in a city like Pittsburgh, winter that seems to last forever is not really below 30 degrees long enough to maintain a backyard rink. The weather comes and goes in bouts creating the need to freeze, refreeze, and refill those backyard rinks. This is insanity when you are just trying to let your kids have fun. There is another way, trust me we have tried them all and this has been the best thing we have EVER done for our kids and all of their friends who play on it, endlessly.
You can skate on it 24/7, in any kind of weather and the maintenance of synthetic ice is nill, nothing, nada. That being said, I was interested to find the following information from Synthetic Ice purveyors, Future Skate, as they join forces and make an awesome company even better, if that is possible! We love this company. The owner understands kids first and foremost, he is a dad and he knows that kids want to play. Marty also knows that a quality product makes a difference and he talks the talk, walks the walk and install the best!
Future Skate Synthetic Ice Systems of Verona Pennsylvania has recently inked a deal with SmartRink, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The business arrangement will give Future Skate access to SmartRink’s unique high quality product line and improve their overall capability in providing premium synthetic ice skating surfaces to a wide variety of clients. Future Skate, LLC Synthetic Ice Systems based in Verona Pennsylvania was looking to expand their business which is selling synthetic ice surfaces. Meanwhile, a Canadian company, SmartRink Inc., of Halifax, Nova Scotia was looking for partners to expand business south of the border. During a recent job bid the two companies decided that it would just make sense to work together. Future Skate company President, Marty Coyne explains, “it just makes a lot of sense for the two companies to work together. SmartRink has some capabilities we just didn’t have and this is a great way to introduce a proven product into our marketplace”.
SmartRink company President adds “the business arrangement allows for both companies to grow together instead of competing against each other. We have some unique products and now Future Skate has access to selling those products in their market. Ultimately the customer and the overall industry will benefit because Future Skate will introduce a product line with stronger, safer connection systems, while still offering a premium skating experience”. Synthetic ice is an engineered polyethylene material which get laid out like a floor. Sizes can vary but rinks can be built up to full size. Skaters are able to use conventional ice skates. Both companies claim that there are no limitations to skating on their synthetic material. “forwards, backwards, tight turns, pivots, stops, spins and even jumps” claims Mr. Coyne. “Anything you would do on real ice, you can do on this synthetic ice”.
Once again, after speaking to the owner, I can only explain to you that someone who is always looking to improve an already great product is my hero and Future Skate is our hero! This is amazing news for me to see posted and I would love to congratulate Future Skate on this great work-together initiative that is nothing short of brilliant! Skate 24/7 on synthetic ice in your own yard, basement or house.
With the upcoming holidays, if you are interested at all in this type of product, make sure to give a call out to this company, because they are by far the most cordial, and knowledgeable on the product. Don’t buy anything you just see on the internet, because you will not be happy with the product. You need a product that has a good track record and people that actually care about the purchase. Happy Holidays are you lavishly live life out loud and get those kids set up with a great new rink!
This is based on our working knowledge of our personal skating rink install and many discussion with Marty Coyne before the install ever began.