Wednesday , 30 November 2022
Pictured: C2 Board President Byron Johnson (right) with the maintenance crew installing the REALice System

C2 Installs REALice System

The Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre is pleased to announce that thanks to a grant opportunity from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre they have installed a REALice system at the C2. 


Les Parson, General Manager of the C2 explained the system will help reduce costs by using less water and energy. “REALice is an amazing system that allows rinks to flood the ice without using hot water. This actually creates a large cost-savings for the facility.”


REALice is a high-precision water treatment system for ice rinks to make great ice and lower costs. It eliminates the need for hot water when building and resurfacing the ice. The REALice floodwater system is the tool you need for clear, durable, slippery ice all season long.


“We installed the system over the summer months and are excited to see it at full use this winter,” Parsons said. The REALice system is in use at the RJ Lalonde arena, home to the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs. 



▪️reduced draw on compressors & boilers

▪️less dehumidifier run time,

▪️less rust on structural beams

▪️less ice cleans needed

▪️less condensation in the arena

▪️less water used and wasted

▪️longer amortization on equipment



They’re so pleased with the system the C2 wants to spread the word. Eligible municipalities, with one NHL-sized arena, can receive a rebate of up to 75% of the cost of a REALice system – without the need for an energy audit. Check it out at https://realice.ca/direct-access-to-rec-program-funding-for-single-nhl-sized-rinks/



About Municipal Climate Change Action Centre


The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre is a partnership of Alberta Municipalities, Rural Municipalities of Alberta and the Government of Alberta. We care about how a changing climate impacts Alberta. We provide funding, technical assistance, and education to municipalities, schools, and community organizations, helping them lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve climate resilience. Since 2009, our award-winning work has supported hundreds of projects.


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