September/October 2020

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Industry News Updates from around the rink PHOTO: COURTESY OF I.B. STOREY INC. OKAY GUYS,NEW STATE GUIDELINES SAY WE ALL NEED TO WEAR MASKS IN THE RINK. HAVE THEM BY TOMORROW. VERY FUNNY, NORM. TAKE THAT THING OFF AND PUT ON A PROPER MASK. NOW YOU DID IT, NORM. GO GET THE SMELLING SALTS FROM THE FIRST AID KIT SO BOSS CAN SIGN OUR CHECKS. RINK RANGERS by Mike Curti BMO Centre Arena Wins Award for Most Efficient Design Using ECO CHILL ® Technology , The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recognized the City of Bedford's four-pad arena as a leader in efficiency and sustainability. The energy performance of the BMO Centre has exceeded the Model National Energy Code for Buildings by 40 percent, saving an estimated 11,741 gigajoules of energy each year. As a result, The Halifax Regional Municipality has reported energy savings of over $100,000 per year. This state-of-the- art multipurpose arena was built to LEED specifications and uses CIMCO ECO CHILL ® to provide all of the heat and hot water throughout the building. ECO CHILL ® reuses the waste heat generated when producing ice, lowering energy costs and environmental impact. For more information on CIMCO Refrigeration and our products and services, please visit the website cimcorefrigeration.com, or call us at 1-866-389-7329. American Athletic™ Continues to Transform , American Athletic™ has continued to innovate and stay on the forefront of technological advancements to maximize our customer service. In 2020, we have launched an online ordering platform where rinks and stores can easily order their ice skates. During COVID-19, many rink owners have found this new tool useful to order or re-order rental skate inventory from the comfort of their living room couch. Now you can shop all items, order in bulk, receive volume pricing discounts, select your shipment date and view your order history all in one place. Create a wholesale account at americanathleticshoe.com/account/ register or call Michael Opalinski at 413-967-3511 for more information. Life made easy with American Athletic. NHL Partners with I.B. Storey Inc. , The National Hockey League has an official partnership with rink engineering and recreation facilities firm I.B. Storey Inc. designated as the Official Rink Engineering Consultant of the NHL. This partnership is heavily focused on community rinks across North America. The mandate of the partnership is to provide outreach and expertise to rinks owners and operators to help address critical infrastructure issues by identifying and advancing sustainability upgrades in such facilities. The National Hockey League is committed to supporting the revitalization of community rink infrastructure, especially now in this current environment. This partnership is intended to leverage expert rink engineering as part of a series of initiatives to address challenges in the industry. Find out more at NHL.com. J 18 / SEPTEMBER.OCTOBER.2020 USICERINKS.COM , I.B. Storey will help the NHL educate rink owners & operators.

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