Inuvik, Northwest Territories - Located in the far northern reaches of Canada’s Northwest Territories, next to the Beaufort Sea and a close neighbor to Alaska, The Midnight Sun Sports Complex in Inuvik became the most recent home for Terracover Ice.
With hazardous winter conditions, treacherous ice roads and unpredictable weather forecasts, there’s no question that getting a new ice rink cover to the Town of Inuvik came with a unique set of challenges. In fact, Inuvik marks the farthest point north that a Covermaster product has travelled to get to its destination.
The Terracover Ice arena flooring arrived in Edmonton, Alberta and then was transported up to the Midnight Sun Complex for installation in March. The complex is home to several sheets of curling ice, a recreational pool and two-storey waterslide, squash courts and a community hall with stage. Thanks to the new ice rink flooring, facility managers will be able to convert the NHL-sized ice rink into a venue for conferences, conventions and trade shows.
A proven product in ice rink conversions, Terracover Ice allows other events to be scheduled without removing the ice. A superior R-value provides the best insulation of any ice arena flooring available, the interlocking system means there are no gaps, and it’s easy to install and remove without specialized equipment.
The state-of-the-art Inuvik facility brought in 17,000 square feet of ice rink cover, which was custom-cut by a Covermaster team to fit the rink corners perfectly. Storage carts rounded out the purchase, making the ice rink conversion flooring easy to both clean and store.