RinkWater’s patented and tested design makes flooding rinks easier than ever. No more truck watering or being hassled with renting a back flow preventor, begging local water providers to flood your community rink for you, or relying on the Fire Department to maintain the rink.
The RinkWater box is a permanent structure that sits in the park or green space and allows the volunteers or park staff access 24/7. It contains lights, 1500 Watt heater (tested to -50 degrees Celsius), powered hose reel and keyless access for ease of access to water.
The "rink-rat" simply opens the door, turns on the valve of the hydrant (which is protected inside), deploys the hose and floods the rink. Once completed, the hose is rewound at the push of a button and the doors lock tight ensuring that everything is on site for the next flood! It really is that simple....
The last thing you need is extra infrastructure in your park.
The RinkWater unit allows you to incorporate your rink management, irrigation control, grounding grid, backflow preventer, reel, hose, heater and lighting controls in one location.
In the summer of 2016 we identified a project where we were able to eliminate over $25,000 in piping and infrastructure costs by adding the RinkWater unit and eliminating additional piping on a park. The park was poorly thought out and the designer went with a complicated "DIY" rink box. We were able to eliminate a point-of-connection and a bunch of wasted piping that ended up costing the community developer. Plus, they still had to purchase a box to house everything that we have developed for you in a tight package.
Don’t waste precious time and money with a "DIY" design. Call us today and we will customize your RinkWater unit for exactly what you need.
Community parks are not the place to put the cheapest, thinnest and lightest ANYTHING!
There are other enclosures on the market that have attempted to take the place of the RinkWater. Spray-foaming fibreglass or thin stainless steel doesn’t make it stronger - it actually makes it clumsy and harder to maintain or fix. Freezing cold fibreglass and slapshots don’t mix. Neither does someone who lost the game and takes out their aggression on the local rink flooding enclosure as they walk home from the rink.
The RinkWater, although not overly heavy, is "community resistant". What does that mean? We love our cities but sometimes damage can be done by the elements or worse yet, the citizens. We want to make sure that the RinkWater investment pays for itself over the long-term.
1/8" aluminum outside sheeting formed to shape with an inch of rigid thermal Styrofoam keeps the cold out and the warm in. Not only that, but the RinkWater is wrapped in a protective vinyl that keeps "tagging" to a minimum and allows easy clean up if it is.
There are no protrusions, nothing to hook clothing or injure the future NHL’ers that live in your community.
Protect the Water
Water is more important than ever before. Many outdoor rink concepts have a simple cam lock system that no longer meets plumbing code and puts your entire community at risk for cross-contamination through the winter water service.
The RinkWater unit uses a backflow preventer (DCVA), water meter as well as isolation valves to keep water both from freezing as well as to isolate the entire winter water service.
Be careful when looking at similar protection. Not meeting plumbing code can result in disaster for you, your family and your community!
Ease of Entry
Do you hate keys? Do you hate dropping your keys in the snow?
RinkWater uses a unique keyless entry system that is unique to each user. Only the hydrant door and the reel door opens allowing access to only the areas needed for volunteers and community members who are allowed entry. The hydrant door contains the light switch which lights up (2) LED lights inside the box so there is no need to work in the dark.
The doors are on a timer and relock within seconds of opening. This system keeps the system secure and the precious heat inside the box. When the "rink rat" (as we so affectionately call them here in Canada) is done flooding the rink, simply tap the FOB to the reader and immediately the doors will reopen.
Power outage? No worries. The doors work of a striker system which means that if the power goes out, the box remains secure and keeps the heat in. The last thing you want is the doors opening up in the dead of winter with no heat.
No matter what application, we can custom make the wrap for your community!
Here are a couple units that are in the field and operating right now...