Rethink The Rink
Ice sport users groups are being squeezed by ice time availability and fees.
Communities want access to skating rinks.
RinkFunder helps cash strapped communities and minor hockey associations quickly fund skating rinks.
The skating rinks can be virtually any size. A good starter size however is 40ft x 80ft. This is the size that RinkFunder has based the community crowdfunding skating rink project on. With this size, the community can have up to 75 skaters using the surface at any given time. Its also a reasonably affordable size and also one small enough where every motivated community can find a space well suited to install a SmartRink.
Durable plastic polymer, interlocking seamless technology, UV protection, ice blue colour, optional line markings, rated for -40 degrees C to +40 degrees C, resurfacing not required, 100% skateability factor.
Rinks of any size can be used indoor or outdoor anytime of the year, 15 to 20 year use, easy to assemble, stays connected, consistent skating surface at any temperature and amount of use, environment friendly since water and hydro is not required to maintain glide, low operating cost, surface stabilizes skater to reduce risk of injury from falling, reduces exposure to health and safety hazards present at traditional rinks, cost is a fraction of traditional rinks.
City budget cost savings, happy tax payers, lower insurance premiums, more available ice time for the community and youth sport organizations, increase in number of ice sport registrations, lower registration fees or a portion of current fees reallocated to development programs, high satisfaction level of participants.
Rethink The Rink is an initiative to have municipal governments, community development groups and private arena builders consider green, affordable and safe skating rink alternatives.