With Labour Day weekend in our rear-view, we have now passed the unofficial end of summer. While summer does not technically end for another couple of weeks, and as kids head back to school and we get on with our regular routines, now is a great time to plan ahead for the coming winter months.
Up here in Canada and in many places in the United States, winter sports such as hockey, ringette, figure skating, speed skating and skiing are popular pastimes as temperatures begin to drop. With that in mind, many rink owners and operators are busy planning their busy season, ensuring their facility and equipment is ready to roll when the snow begins to fly.
Rink Divider Pads
These divider padding systems are unique in that they actually facilitate additional revenue for rink and arena operators. Typically used with younger programming, these systems are easily installed on the ice surface allowing for two groups or teams to utilize the ice surface at the same time.
Their durable design enables them to stand up to the frigid cold and durable vinyl wrapping that works excellently at repelling pucks, sticks and other objects, which would otherwise damage other pieces of equipment.
Speed Skating Padding
If you are going to partake in one of the fastest competition sports in the world, you better ensure participants are properly protected. Since the inception of Speed Skating Canada’s new guidelines, arena operators have flooded our padding shop with orders to satisfy the prescribed regulations.
Using calculations to determine a skater’s Kinetic Energy Factor, the organization has drafted requirements for both short track and long track competition. Each of these specially designed pads follows specifications laid out in Speed Skating Canada’s guidelines such as foam density, vinyl resistance to water, cracks and fire as well as Indentation Force Deflection (IFD).