HockeyShot is proud to offer the Extreme Glide Synthetic Ice surface, which allows players to train at home. The synthetic ice surface is the closest thing to real ice, and allows players to practice drills, while skating. Very easy to install, this product is perfect for serious players willing to take their game to the next level.
Designed for basement, garage, outdoor and applications where flooring is very level.
- Panels measure 4' x 4' x 1/4" thickness.
Our interlocking dovetail panel system significantly out performs traditional spline and square edge style panels and ensures a tight seal between panels.
Light weight 25 lbs per panel.
Quick and easy installation.
Only 10-15% more friction than real ice, perfect for training and exercise purposes.
No messy liquids required.
Perfect for commercial and residential use.
Practice your hockey skills or figure skating at home.
Made from the latest technology in Synthetic Ice!
Extreme Glide is made with the latest technology in Synthetic Ice. It has the lowest co-efficient of friction properties in comparison to any other synthetic ice product currently available on the market today. No messy liquids are required to skate on our ice. If used for recreation purposes only, a liquid enhancer can be used to reduce even more the friction but is not necessary like some other brands. We have a Non-Grease liquid product that we can specify you to use if you prefer.
Our interlocking dovetail panels will not separate when expansion and contraction occurs due to humidity and temperature changes, No worries or down time re-adjusting your panels means more time skating or training on your home ice surface. At 4' long by 4' wide, our panels are easy to handle making installation a breeze. Custom size rinks can be made at no extra charge for cutting. Contact us for a quote on the specific size you require.
Dovetail Connection: Our Extreme Glide interlocking dovetail style synthetic ice panels, which out-performs the traditional Spline and Square Edge style panels, make installation and removal of the floor very quick and simple. Dovetail panels have quickly become the #1 choice in synthetic ice amongst commercial and residential users. Dovetail panels offer numerous advantages over spline and square edge:
Will not separate during expansion and contraction caused by temperature & humidity changes.
Allow for a variety of floor shapes and installation options resulting in a very strong and durable surface.
Have a very small contact tolerance resulting in the safest & smoothest skating surface.
Can be easily cut to customize your desired skating surface.
Are virtually indestructible and will not break, bend or warp under normal indoor or outdoor usage.
The most popular choice for commercial and residential users.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: Can you do all types of skating on synthetic ice?
Answer: Any skill performed on ice can be performed and perfected on the Extreme Glide synthetic ice, including hard stops and backwards skating. Whether you’re a hockey player, figure skating or recreational skater, our synthetic ice is perfect for you!
Question: How long will Extreme Glide synthetic ice last?
Answer: At normal residential usage, you should get about 7-10 years on both sides (each Extreme Glide panel is reversible for skating on both sides). For commercial usage like hockey training facilities, you will typically get 5-7 years on both sides.
Question: Can anybody skate on your Extreme Glide synthetic ice?
Answer: Yes! Extreme Glide is perfect for all hockey players, including forwards, defenseman and goalies, ranging from minor to professional levels! Extreme Glide is also ideal for figure skaters to work on spins, jumps and various other skills.
Question: Where can Extreme Glide synthetic ice be installed?
Answer: Extreme Glide can be installed on mostly all stable and flat surfaces, such as your basement, garage, driveway and patio. We do not recommend installing on carpeted surfaces; however our 1/2" or 3/4" thick ice can be installed over a very low/tight hard piled carpet.
Question: How hard is it to install?
Answer: It is very easy to install your Extreme Glide synthetic ice. An area of approximately 15' x 30' should only take about 1 hour of installation. A complete instructional brochure on the installation process is included with your order.
Question: Is Extreme Glide synthetic ice hard to skate on?
Answer: Some brands of synthetic ice can be hard to skate on and require lots of messy liquids for consistent usage. Extreme Glide synthetic ice has the lowest co-efficient of friction properties in comparison to any other Synthetic Ice product available on the market. Extreme Glide is quick and easy to adjust to; most skaters acclimate within minutes Our ice has been thoroughly tested and we currently have many happy users ranging from North America and Europe. Our panels only have 10-15% more friction than real Ice and are perfect for training and exercise purposes. For recreational usage, a liquid enhancer can be used to reduce the friction but is NOT necessary like some other brands. We can specify you a great Non-Grease liquid product if you prefer. The little extra friction you get with our ice gives you great exercise and will help you get more speed when you get back on the ice.
Question: Can I use my ice skates on Extreme Glide or do I need special equipment?
Answer: Extreme Glide was designed for use with regular hockey & figure skates and we assure you that our ice will not damage your blades. Any figure, hockey or rental skate works perfectly on Extreme Glide.
Question: Will Extreme Glide wear out my skate sharpness?
Answer: Compared to other brands, Extreme Glide synthetic ice will not affect your skate sharpness. You will not need to sharpen your skates more with the use of our ice.
Question: What maintenance is there and how do you clean Extreme Glide synthetic ice?
Answer: Maintaining your Extreme Glide synthetic ice is very easy. Simply sweep the surface with a damp mop to keep your product looking like new. This is indicated in the instructions included with your order.
Question: Can Extreme Glide synthetic ice be installed outdoors?
Answer: Extreme Glide synthetic ice is perfect for outdoors, all you need is a flat well maintained surface. Great outdoor areas to install include the driveway, backyard, patio or park. For outdoor installations, we recommend covering your surface with a tarp when it is not being used to protect the synthetic ice panels from dirt, dust, pollen, sap from trees, bird droppings, as well as leaves. When leaves become wet they will leach colors and stain any surface they come in contact with.
Question: Will sunlight or water affect Extreme Glide?
Answer: No, our synthetic ice has UV protection to protect it from sunlight. Water doesn’t affect our ice; it can withstand rain, snow or sleet.
Question: Will cold or warm weather affect Extreme Glide?
Answer: No, our synthetic ice is not affected by cold or warm temperatures. Our dovetail connection is the best connection
Question: Are there installation instructions with the synthetic ice?
Answer: Yes, each synthetic ice order comes with detailed instructions including a layout for proper panel positioning. Each panel is marked with a small number on the side to assure proper alignment. There is also and up and down side to each panel.
Question: Should a felt/cloth/ or plastic sheet be laid down on the plywood floor before putting down the panels.
Answer: You don’t have to lay anything underneath the panels. Most don’t put anything however you can put a thin rubber underlay to reduce the sound when skating, but it is really not necessary.
Question: What is the best method to cut the panels if one wants to cut a couple of inches off one side or make a notch for a pipe in the way?
Answer: You can cut the panels with a table saw with a blade with a higher tooth count. If only a notch is needed, you can notch with a jigsaw using a coarse blade. There is also and up and down side to each panel so make sure you lay the panels down to be sure you cut the panels from all 1 end of your surface.
Question: What is the liquid enhancer that goes with the synthetic ice?
Answer: The liquid “enhancer” is a simple liquid wax. Turtle wax "liquid Ice" is what we prefer, though any liquid ice will suffice as they all go on wet, and dry within a limited time frame. Just pour on and spread the fluid evenly. It's really not that technical, just make sure you cover the surface.
Question: Some problems reported in hockey forums regarding synthetic ice is the dust and flakes produced. Does this apply to Extreme Glide synthetic ice?
Answer: There will be some dust and flaking produced just like real ice but not very much. With our Extreme Glide synthetic ice, since there are no greasy liquids, you can easily sweep or vacuum your surface.
Question: Can I use Extreme Glide synthetic ice in temperatures above and below freezing?
Answer: Developed for indoor and outdoor use, our synthetic ice can be enjoyed year-round and in all temperatures. Extreme Glide panels are UV protected and stress relieved. They will not degrade in sunlight or warp / deteriorate as temperature increases or decreases.
Contact us for a quote today!
We warranty our Extreme Glide synthetic ice to be free from manufacturing defects. The HockeyShot team is here to assist you to determine the synthetic ice that will best suit your needs or to answer any other questions you may have about the product.