Synthetic mimics the surface natural or artificial ice rink. (Photo: A synthetic ice rink – Christmas in Mexico) Leaf panels of synthetic ice rink made of polymer material with low friction, high wear resistance, used polymeric material containing a lubricant component that stands out in friction. For skating on synthetic ice used conventional skates with metal blades, such as for driving on wet ice. Additional information at BSA supports this article. Typically, a synthetic ice rink consists of a sheet of panels joined together by tie bars or back to back with cut-outs such as “swallow Khvosa,” “Saw,” etc. Synthetic sheet panels are mounted roller and established on a firm, as flat and smooth surface – it can be ground, asphalt, concrete foundation, wood floor, tile, metal or wooden platform, etc.
Synthetic ice is also called artificial, which causes ambiguity and confusion as the name of “artificial ice rink,” usually applies to ice that was created with the use of refrigeration freezing water on the surface of the rink. As history alternative rollers made of natural ice from the frozen water, a synthetic ice rink of the polymer has been used for over 40 years. For the first time the use of modern plastics as a substitute ice surface and used for skating, was tested in 1960 using material based on polyformaldehyde (POM) plastic developed by DuPont in the early 1950s. Features the use of synthetic panels Offered today by some manufacturers, synthetic panels for ice rinks are made from traditional polymers, known from 1960. However, the rollers made of synthetic materials have some peculiarities. Horseback Skating on synthetic surfaces are more difficult than normal ice, without the use of lubricants (usually based on ethylene glycol or silicone compounds). Grease on the surface of a synthetic ice rink in time dirty, collecting dust and dirt on the surface, which is kind of an inconvenience for those who compare this to driving on ice and synthetic, sometimes forgetting that it is an imitation of synthetic ice.