Kitchener, Ontario - The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, more commonly known as “The Aud”, in Kitchener, Ontario, is a hub for both local residents and visitors. Home to the Kitchener Rangers, the major junior hockey team regularly draws close to 7,000 spectators to home games at Dom Cardillo Arena.
But The Aud also hosts a steady stream of special events and last December that became a little easier with the installation of new ice rink covers for the main arena. The custom-fitted IceMate® ice rink conversion cover was installed overnight, easily protecting the ice with just over 16,000 square feet of high-density, non-porous panels. No matter what’s happening — from trade shows to concerts to sporting events — the ice arena can easily be transformed into a multi-purpose venue.
The 5x8-foot sheets of IceMate® arena flooring fit perfectly across the width of the rink, ensuring a smooth installation that made the arena ready for the following week’s game with the KW Titans, the city’s professional basketball team. The previous ice rink flooring is moving over to one of the complex’s alternate rinks, allowing The Aud to host multiple events on the same date.
IceMate® ice rink flooring is both easy to install and remove, and holds up well to heavy equipment use. It’s a great way for arenas to generate additional revenue, offering a return on its initial investment after just a few years of use.
Posted January 16, 2019