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A Dual rink Design with Supporting Recreational Facilities
This dual rink design is used by the City of St. Peters, Missouri Rec-Plex/Recreation South Facility.
Avoiding permafrost damage to the rink substrata
Permafrost is a serious problem with the typical sand floor and continuous use. Many years ago the ice rink in Pasadena, CA was sold and the property used for a post office. The redevelopment was delayed by the extreme depth of the frozen soil under the previous ice surface. Eventually the had to resort to excavation of the frozen soil rather than wait for it to thaw out.
With the recent trend to construct ice rinks on top of buildings and parking structures, the concept of constructing an ice rinks has evolved in design to limiting the depth and square foot area to be cooled by the refrigeration. See Refrigerated Slab.
The floor surface is occasionally constructed entirely with sand but this limits the use of the facility. More commonly the floor consists of a 5" or 6" cement pad reinforced with Rebar.
The brine is supplied to the floor via 6" to 10" headers. The headers are constructed of PVC or steel. The headers feed an in-floor-cooling grid consisting of 1" polyethylene or steel pipe spaced on 3" to 4" centers.
The cooling floor brine is usually a calcium chloride solution mixed to a freeze point of -5 to -10 deg. F. The pH should be maintained at a level of 7.5 to 8.5 The brine should be tested annually by a lab regularly engaged in testing arena brine samples.Heating Floor
The rejected waste heat from the refrigeration plant typically provides the heat source for heating the floor supporting the ice sheet, but boilers or electric resistance heaters are occasionally used as well.
The heated calcium is usually supplied to the heating floor via 4" brine mains. The mains in turn feed a 1" polyethylene grid spaced on 12" to 24" centers The heating floor is positioned approximately 1' under the cooling floor and is separated by insulation and a vapor barrier.
The heating floor brine should
be kept at a
freeze point of 10-15
deg. F. The pH should be maintained at a level of 7.5 to 8.5 The brine
should be tested annually by a lab regularly engaged in testing arena
HowStuffWorks "How Ice Rinks Work"Resources:
The Raleigh arena has a Heated Floor. Two large water filtration systems to produce deionized water, which is essential for making clear ice.
PBM Refrigeration - Recreational - Ice Rink Floors
Headers are located in an accessible trench at the end of the ice rink. Removable covers are set over the trench, made of wood, steel or concrete.
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Typical Ice Rink System Design Drawings
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