May/June 2020

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Industry News Updates from around the rink PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ICE-AMERICA, LAURA MITCHELL, MIKE CURTI AAAAAAHH... SUNSHINE!!! OOOOOHH... SOLAR ECLIPSE??? NNOOOOO... ELECTRIC BILL!!!!!! HEY, BOSS. A Partnership for Sustainable Hockey Operations , The NHL ® partnered with the Chemours Opteon ™ refrigerants team as part of the League's effort to promote sustainable rink solutions across hockey at all levels. The partnership aims to educate and share best practices in the places and spaces where hockey is played to ultimately ensure continued growth of the sport in both an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. While much of the focus has been on ice plants serving community rinks, with well over 100 converted to Opteon ™ , a significant milestone was the recent conversion at Pepsi Center, home of the NHL ® Colorado Avalanche prior to the start of the 2019- 20 season. The conversion was straightforward, and, other than the gas change out, consisted of only upgrading the controls for the new refrigerant and a compressor lubricant change. "We are excited to have Opteon ™ installed at a premier facility like Pepsi Center, where the Avalanche ® and some of the world's best players perform daily on high quality ice. Working together with leading equipment suppliers like Trane ® , great facilities like KSE's Pepsi Center, and alongside the NHL ® 's operations staff has been a tremendous success," says Chuck Allgood, PhD, Refrigerant Technology Leader at Chemours. Visit optforbetter.com/nhl to download the complete Pepsi Center case study and learn more about the collaboration. 24 / MAY.JUNE.2020 USICERINKS.COM RINK RANGERS by Mike Curti Disinfecting Aktiv Flooring , 1. To disinfect the REGUPOL Akitv floor we recommend using the LYSOL ® Brand I.C.TM Quaternary Disinfectant. This disinfectant is currently on the EPA list for and meets the EPA criteria for use against SARS- CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 2. LYSOL Brand I.C.TM Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner is part of a system of infection control products provided by Reckitt Benckiser Professional. For information on sourcing this product, call 1-800-677-9218 and visit reckittprofessional.com. 3. Mix a solution of 1⁄2 ounce of LYSOL ® Brand I.C.TM Quaternary Disinfectant concentrate per gallon of water. Thoroughly wet the flooring surface with the solution by applying with a cloth, mop, sponge, coarse spray, or soaking. Let the solution remain on the flooring surface for a minimum of ten (10) minutes. Rinse or allow to air dry. For more information, visit regupol.us or call (800) 537-8737. J

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