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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use regular skates?
Yes! You can use any regular hockey or figure skates.
What rink size would you recommend?
A small Glice Home shooting or goal tending pad can be as small as 9x9 ft (25 sheets) or as large as 30x30 ft (256 sheets). For larger size rinks, please contact us.
How does it compare to real ice?
Skating on Glice is very similar to real ice and you can easily practice any of the same maneuvers. Real ice is instantly slippery, where as the glide on Glice begins the moment the blade slides across the surface. It’s a subtle difference and most people adjust to Glice automatically within minutes given Glice is designed specifically to be most accurate synthetic ice for skating.
Can I install it myself?
Yes, absolutely! Assembling your Glice Home rink is easy and no tools are required. Glice Home sheets securely snap together and are ready to use within minutes.
What kind of surface can you install Glice Home on?
Glice Home performs best when installed on hard, flat surfaces like a cement garage floor, level driveway or basement floor. To install over grass, a plywood base layer is recommended. If you're unsure for your application, please contact us.
Does Glice tear up your blades? How often do you need to sharpen your skates when using Glice?
Glice’s unique surface hardness and internal lubricant provides outstanding glide which does not tear up your blades like many other synthetic ice products. On Glice, you can expect to sharpen your skates about 25% more often than when practicing on real ice.
How smooth is it?
A brand new Glice surface is perfectly smooth. As it gets skated on, the surface will score similarly to real ice except Glice always preserves it’s great skating performance. In fact, many Glice owners say it gets better with time as more of the surface is exposed to the built in gliding lubricant. .
Why is Glice expensive?
Glice is not a cheap product and buyers should be aware of the large range in quality of synthetic ices. Glice is manufactured using only the purest materials with a very slow, and precise sintered press process. This is the only way to achieve authentic skating performance. Unlike other synthetic ice products, a Glice rink can easily be skated on for over 10 years and even comes with an industry leading 5 year warranty.
Can you cut or trim Glice sheets to fit a given area?
Yes! You can cut Glice Home sheets to get a custom fit around specific features like support beams or walls. They can be cut with a rotary or table saw ideally with a laminate blade (for the cleanest cut). It can also be cut using a jigsaw. To allow for thermal expansion, we recommend leaving a gap (0.5" for indoor rinks, 2" for outdoor rinks) along the perimeter before any hard stop surface
Can it be left outside or do you have to take it in and out every time?
Glice can be left outside for extended periods of time. When not in use, we recommend covering it with a tarp or cover. For permanent outdoor installations, please contact us for a complete list of products which would suit your needs.
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Industry leading quality that will never let you down
|Glice Home||Glice Commercial Grade|
|Applications||Indoor & temporary outdoor rinks||Permanent outdoor & large rinks with Dasherboards|
|Connection system||Puzzle Piece with Smart-Lock Groove||Robust Tongue and Groove|
|Thickness||0.4 in||0.5 in|
|Size||1.97 x 1.97 ft||3.17 x 6.47 ft|
|Weight||6.7 lbs||53 lbs|
|Warranty||5 years||6 years|
|Lifespan||10 years||12 years|
|Price per square foot||$17.3 / sq ft||$19.3 / sq ft|
|Max recommended rink size||500 sq ft||1100 sq ft
(Contact us for larger sizes)
|Material and manufacturing||HMW-PE | Sinter pressing & precision CNC machining|
|Skating performance||Exact same incredible skating performance|
The New YORK Times
"Glice makes skating season a year-round affair"
No more scheduling issues, booking expensive ice time, or worrying about loosing competitive advantage. Have the kid practice from the comfort of your own home, anytime!
Thousands of happy customers in over 85 countries
Cliff Ronning, 19 year NHL vet
Practice on Glice puts you ahead of the curve by a long shot.
I gotta say Glice is as close to real as you can get. We’re real happy!