Everything related to ice sports wakes up our interest instantly. Having more than 30 years of experience in the ice rink construction industry worldwide, we saw and participated at a lot of innovative events and challenging ideas: ice rinks on cruise ships, pink ice rinks, ice rinks installed for fashion events or car launches, etc. But this year something extremely exciting is happening: Carsten Gobel, team manager of the Ice Business hockey team will take part at a world record ice hockey event happening in Ladakh, India.
Carsten will be travelling to the northern region of India to be a part of a hockey game played at the highest elevation in the world, at around 4.000 m height. This event is organized and funded by The Hockey Foundation and the idea behind the event is to promote ice hockey not only in India, but all over the world.
The Guiness World Record organization will also be there to register the event as the highest altitude ice hockey game ever played. Ladack is located in the Himalayan region and the event will take place between the 4th and the 6th of February, right before the Olympic Games in South Korea which will begin on the 9th of February. The teams that will take part at the record setting game are Team Ice Hockey Foundation & Team India.
The game will not only be the one played at the highest altitude, but it will also be the most religiously diverse hockey game on record (there will be Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, etc.) as part of the teams.
The goal of the Ice Hockey Foundation besides promoting ice hockey worldwide is to include a special donation of 1000+ pieces of equipment that will further help at the development of the ice related sports in the local clubs/associations.
We are extremely excited to hear the impressions of Carsten when he will be back to Germany and we wish all the teams to have a nice time and a successful event in India!
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The ice rink at MYNISS (Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium) is a project for which our team at Ice Business worked for at least one year before starting the construction of the ice rink. It was an ambitious project and we are extremely happy that the hard work payed off and now the ice rink is up and running. Despite the equatorial characteristics of Malaysia, it was not an obstacle for us to build the ice rink that will be open all year round there. In fact, this is our area of expertise: to build professional permanent ice rinks that are opened all year round no matter how high the outside temperature is. The ice rink is a permanent one and it has the Olympic size of 1.800 sqm, which is suitable for official ice hockey games in accordance with the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) regulations.
The project that we built for Empire City made history right from its beginning: it hosted for the first time in history sports like ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Sea Games. It is also already classified as being amongst the best in the region by Singapore’s ice hockey coach, Mr. Robert Martini. Another really important figure that honored us with his presence was the Youth and Sports Ministry secretary-general Datuk Lokman Hakim Ali, who inspected the ice rink and was part of the opening ceremony.
Because of its Olympic size and modern functionalities, the ice rink in not only used for official ice hockey games or figure skating but it is also open for leisure to the general public (activities include disco on ice, different competitions, ice skating classes, etc.), being one of the most exquisite choices for tourists and Malaysian citizens of spending their free time in a fun and healthy way.
The 2017 Kuala Lumpur Sea Games offered a total of 8 gold medals which were awarded for ice related sports: two for figure skating, six in short track speed skating and one for ice hockey. We congratulate all the winners and we are looking forward to build the next ice rink project in Asia!
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In the new and biggest shopping mall in Sulaymaniyah – Ice Business GmbH has built an Ice Rink in the middle of that Mall. The Size of the Rink is 440 m²and it is perfectly suited for public ice skating – also a major attraction for the visitors.
In November 2016 we have built an ice rink – together with our partner company Ice World-Ice Business GmbHon the AIDAprima new cruise ship.This ice rink with an area of some 200 m² was created on Deck 16 in just under a week.The ice rink, around 40 meters up, was formally inaugurated by skating duo Salomé Casabona Studer and Peter Turner, who are known from the latest Holiday on Ice show, BELIEVE. Until mid-March 2017 guests aboard AIDAprima can look forward to all kinds of winter fun and exclusive Holiday on Ice workshops.Such rinks are traditionally inspected and approved by ice master Peter Koschmieder, Holiday on Ice’s production director.
Photo: CopyrightⒸAIDA Cruises
Photo: CopyrightⒸAIDA Cruises
Photo: CopyrightⒸAIDA Cruises
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In May 2016 “Ice Business GmbH” started a new and exciting project. In the shopping center “The Mall” in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), in the north-east of Thailand, our international team has built a “Snow and Ice planet”.”The Mall” in Korat was opened in the year 2000. And now within the scope of an extension building our company got in 2016 the order for the construction of a Snow and Ice park.
The Snow and Ice Planet has more than 2.000 m² and is separated in 2 areas. On the one hand an ice rink of 800 m² and on the other side a Snow Playground with an Ice Vertigo (downhill run for Zorbing balls and snow tubes), an Ice tower with a snow slide, Zipline tower, a carousel and a climbing mountain.The grand opening ceremony took place on Saturday, October 8th. In addition to the managing directors “The Mall Group”, numerous guests from the show and business area of Thailand were invited.
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The ice painting season is slowly approaching and this is a special year for us because we have developed our own ice paints:
Ice Business Premium White & Coating!
We have more than 15 years of experience in working with the best suppliers on the market, delivering ice painting products and services to arenas all over the world. It felt like the right time to gather all our knowledge and experience and transform it into a premium product.
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Last year our Company has built an Ice Rink in the Multifunctional Arena “Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha, Qatar”. On the 17th of July 2016 we changed the Handball Arena into a Professional Ice Rink Arena and painted the Ice with white and colors. Now people can play Ice hockey, Curling and use the Short tracks. Also we coached the staff in using the chiller and maintenance.
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In our last blog post “How to build an ice rink” we promised that our future article will describe in a few words the ice rink construction phases, so we will begin the new year with this subject. Continue reading →
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This blog post will be mainly concentrated on one of the most often received questions from our new clients: “How to build an ice rink?”. We will first take a deeper look on the equipment needed to build a permanent ice rink and a second blog post will cover the construction phases. Continue reading →
We receive inquiries for permanent ice skating rinks and mobile ice rinks on a daily basis, and very often we notice that the dimention variety of the ice rinks is not familiar to our prospects, especially when it comes to the Olympic ice rink size; we thought it would be helpful to write a short blog post with a few important points regarding this aspect. Continue reading →