We offer refrigerated and synthetic ice rinks. Refrigerated rinks have a refrigeration system that consists of a chiller, pump and refrigeration mats that pump glycol through the rink floor, ensuring skating conditions up to 12°C thus allowing for an earlier start and later finish to the season. Synthetic ice consists of tiles made from a polymer compound and is primarily used for indoor rinks and inline skating and does not require any minimum temperatures for skating.
Effective fall of 2021 we will be discontinuing our natural ice offering. This is due to the inconsistent temperatures we have been experiencing in Southern Ontario over the past 10 years. For our existing natural ice customers we will either refer you to a trusted partner for re-installation or continue to support your rink if you purchase dasher boards through us. We will no longer be installing any new basic sheets of natural ice.
Our rinks are made to order and pricing will vary according to size, location, land gradient and any other special requirements you may have. A team member will assess and recommend a high-low estimate upon completion of scoping your project. Please CLICK HERE to request a quote.
Our rental program is designed for short term events. This is because the refrigeration equipment requires 3 phase power which is not typically found in residential use. Additionally, it is not cost effective for rentals periods longer than a few months.
We suggest you order your rink as early as possible as they are all made to order. For refrigerated and artificial rinks a lead time of 8-10 weeks is required and synthetic ice requires 2-3 weeks.
There is no minimum size as all of our rinks are custom made. For a good game of hockey the minimum recommended size is 25’X40’
Naturally, a level backyard or a concrete pad will be ideal for an ice rink installation, however, where land is undulating, we can provide a full or partial sub-floor to ensure a level surface.
Yes. Tennis courts are ideal spaces to utilize due to their level surface and size and our rinks can be installed without damaging the court surface.
Yes, we specialize in pool to rink conversions. We use specially designed trusses placed over the width of the pool which provides a sturdy and level platform for the rink. This is a temporary structure that is easily removed at the end of the season without damage to your pool surface.
We will install a rink anywhere within Canada.
It typically takes from 2 to 5 days for rink construction, depending on the size and complexity and up to five more days for ice creation, depending on weather conditions.
Yes, however refrigerated rinks will require additional rink floor piping and potentially additional refrigeration tonnage. We always carry an inventory of dasher boards that can be used for rink extensions. Please contact us for more information.
With proper maintenance and servicing, you can expect to get at least 15 years of good usage from your rink system.
Currently our maintenance and icescaping service is only available in the Greater Toronto Area. If you live outside of this region, we can provide you with the tools for proper ice management. Please contact us for more details.
We offer a clean, spacious and secure warehouse facility for storage of your rink during the off-season (April-November)
Pricing is based on square footage and will vary depending on the size of your rink and equipment. When storing your equipment we use skids 4’x8′ and charge $110.00/skid per month which is on par with most self storage facilities cost per square foot.
At Center Ice we pride ourselves in quality ice management. As part of our maintenance routine we will clear snow, clear ice particles, shave and clean your rink, repair cracks and defects in the ice and flood your rink until it has a glassy surface. We will also provide snow removal to clear a path from the house to rink and check and top up all fluid levels of the refrigeration system if necessary. In selected areas we offer a daily, bi-weekly, weekly and emergency icescaping services.