Corpus Christi, TX - When it became clear that the ice arena floor covering at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas had passed its best-before date, there was no questioning its replacement.
Already familiar with the product, the facility’s operations manager placed an order for Terracover Ice rink covers last fall. Now a team of eight to 10 staff can have the arena’s NHL-sized rink converted for almost any non-athletic event in approximately an hour, without having to remove the ice. Home to the Corpus Christi IceRays, a junior team in the North American Hockey League, the American Bank Center hosts concerts, live performances, and conventions year-round, so being able to transform it quickly and easily was a priority.
The 10,000-seat indoor ice rink is just one part of the expansive facility, along with an auditorium and convention center. The ice rink flooring is ideal for pedestrian traffic thanks to a non-slip surface and overlapping panels that prevent liquid spills from reaching the ice surface. Combined with the best in thermal insulation, this type of ice rink conversion covers ensures that cold doesn’t seep up and the ice surface below can operate with proven energy savings when refrigeration units are turned down.
Another top feature is Terracover Ice’s limited lifetime warranty, though in its 18-year history of selling the ice rink covers, Covermaster has never had to sell a replacement panel, says Covermaster Product Specialist Sandy Henderson. The temporary ice arena flooring is easy to install and remove, cleans up quickly, and remains long-lasting and durable year after year.
Posted October 22, 2019