When skating on the Glice Eco ice rinks, the blades heat up and friction releases a lubricant that is embedded in the surface at the molecular level. This way you glide on Glice like on ice. CEO Viktor Meier sums up the Swiss technology as follows: "Glice looks like ice, glides like ice, but is not ice".
A comparison with a conventional 200 m2 ice rink: 10’000 litres of water, the energy consumption of 200 households and 4,75 tonnes of CO2 are saved every month!
Environmental protection is a priority for Glice at every stage of the entire life cycle. It starts with the high quality raw materials and the high-tech manufacturing process. The panels have a service life of approximately 20 years and are 100% recyclable. The microplastic resulting from the abrasion is minimal (less than that caused by the everyday thrust abrasion) and can be resumed with cleaning.
Glice has now completed more than 1’500 installations in over 80 countries, from classic winter sports countries to the tropics. Glice was present at the Olympic Games in Rio and PyeongChang, and in 2019 they replaced the refrigerated ice rink of previous years with the world's largest ecological ice rink in Mexico.
Since January 2020 they have a new cooperation with "Plant-for-the-Planet" and plant a tree for each installed Glice Panel to compensate the CO2 emissions of their production, logistics, employees etc.