Montréal, Québec - Even though winter arrived early across much of Canada this year, the practice facility for Montreal’s Major League Soccer team, Impact de Montreal, was prepared for the sudden drop in temperatures. Last year, they lost their fields to ice damage and knew they were facing a similar risk this year unless they could source a product proven to protect natural turf from damaging conditions.
In November, several sections of Raincover Ultra soccer field tarps were shipped to Centre Nutrilait near the St. Lawrence River in Montreal, to cover the two Kentucky Bluegrass practice fields during the winter months. The field covers are part of an extensive air circulation system designed by landscape professionals to keep the turf alive and avoid the cost of resodding the fields before the start of the 2020 season.
It’s crucial to keep the side-by-side fields free of ice, not only to maintain healthy turf conditions but to ensure that the fields are ready for practice early next year. A quick turnaround made sure the order for 10 sections of soccer field covers and TarpMate Air Rollers arrived in time to meet the deadline.
Raincover Ultra is not only the industry’s strongest core athletic field cover, but also the lightest at more than 200 pounds less in weight than other available covers. The two-sided, UV-resistant field tarp can be adapted to weather conditions, either reducing heat build-up or drawing warmth into the field in colder climates. The low-friction surface resists dirt accumulation, making snow and ice removal easier.
Posted December 12, 2019