Installation of the EPDM ice rink at the Grand Palais
Anyone who has always wanted to know how a mobile AST EPDM ice rink is built - here's a short video from Le Grand Palais des Glaces, where you can get an impression of the construction work!
The EPDM ice mat constitutes the basis of the AST ice rink. It consists of highly elastic EPDM (synthetic rubber) and is made up of small tubes that are connected to each other by crosspieces.
The ice mats are unrolled side by side, connected to form a circuit, and then filled with a mixture of water and glycol. A refrigeration machine cools the mixture down to about -10 °C and pumps it through the ice mat structure. Water is then sprayed onto the mat and freezes to form an even ice surface. The AST ice mats are particularly notable for their large energy transfer area, and their exceptional toughness and flexibility.