Our company has built an outdoor icerink in 2003 on the Piarist Sport Center. The conception was to utilize the uncovered area of the tennis courts in winter as well.
The area of the ice is 13m x 28m covering the surface of one tennis court. It was an important aspect during the building of the rink to do no harm to the court, therefore we have developed an architecture and building technology which made possible to build the rink without breaking up the tennis court's surface. An air-cooling, compact (co-assembled with the pumps) fluid-cooling system is responsible for the refrigeration of the rink, which is easy both to transport and deploy. The rink is sorrounded by a strong planking with rounded corners, so it is suitable for playing ice-hockey as well.
This icerink was maintained by our company in the winter of 2003/2004. After we sold it, it was operating in Leányfalu in the winter of 2004/2005 and it is still running with great success. The whole rink can be assembled and disassembled in a week.
The entire rink, the refrigerator and the container (which acts as office and the garage of the ice-recruiter machine) are easy to transport and deploy on any location where the required public services are available (water, power, canal).
We have built a permanent open-air icerink in Budapest on the Széna square in 2004. The structure of the rink is recessed to the ground. The 15m x 30m ice surface is surrounded by a plank on this rink as well to allow ice-hockeying.
A compact fluid-refrigerator provides the cooling. Other object necessary for operating the rink (snow melter, cooling fluid bleeding sink, lamp posts, etc.) were designed and constructed by Magyar Jég Ltd. as well. Service facilities (garage, office, dressing-rooms, shower-bathes, toilet, skirt loaning, buffet, sport shop, etc.) are located in an ancient building next to the rink.
The rink is operated and maintained by us, the concrete surface is utilized for hospitality purposes in summer.
In 2005 the rink was covered by an aluminium-framed tent, so it is not vulnerable by wheathering anymore.