Tips & Training

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How to Use Freeze-in Pins

Freeze-In Pins

Freeze-in Pins work best when they are melted into the ice.

This procedure should be used when setting the goal frames for the first usage of the day.

Place the Steel Freeze-in Pins in a container of hot water. Remove Pins from water. Insert Pins into goal frame. Set the frames in proper location on goal line. Pins will melt into place.

By using this procedure instead of trying to bang the pins into place, the pins will stay in place much better, and the ice at the base of the goal posts will stay in much better shape.

Ice Installation Overview

Pre-installation 2 months prior to ice installation do a complete inspection of your board, glass and equipment. This will allow you time to order any supplies you need to do repairs or upgrades. Do a thorough cleaning of the concrete floor to assure you have a clean surface with no contaminants for your ice to bond to.  If you have a sand base, attempt to have the sand and brine lines as level as possible. This will make the building of the ice easier, and the less ice you are carrying the lower the cost will be for ...