Ice hockey

In terms of popularity both with athletes and spectators, ice hockey has barely managed to progress in the past few years. The main factor for this regretable development lies in the fact that this sport cannot be performed during large parts of the season. In this part of the world good conditions for ice sports last about five months. During the remaining seven months, athletes are doomed to idleness.

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Synthetic ice rinks – set up quickly and with ease.

The effects: training deficits, loss of technique and gaming quality. Even inline skating has not managed to establish itself as an alternative solution due to its very different patterns of movement, and has been met with little acceptance. Artificial ice by ART ICE offers an outstanding possibility to bridge the ice-free period. With this product, now for the very first time all season training can overcome the hitherto common training deficits of the summer months. And even more: All techniques required for the sport of hockey can be improved markedly during the ice-free period.

Training just like on “normal” ice

The skating techninque required for ART-ICE is identical to that required for normal artificial ice. Therefore, training on synthetic ice represents an ideal addition for athletes wishing to play hockey all year round. Beginnners are able to improve and adapt their skills much faster and more efficiently. The same muscle groups are trained, and due to the more specific requirements as regards coordination and sensors, techniques are refined. Due to the slightly greater need for power, athletes prepare themselves ideally for winter training and improve on their endurance.

Thanks to our training sessions on synthetic ice we can start the winter season where we left off in spring, without having to make up for time consuming training deficits.

Manfred Chizzali, EC Götzens Coach

Die Skatingtechnik ist dieselbe wie auf herkömmlichem Kunsteis.

The skating technique is the same as on common artificial ice.

All techniques for skating, braking and shooting can be performed. Whether it’s about using the inner or the outer edge of the blade, or braking hard or soft – all steps require more control and concentration, resulting in improved technique.

Special training methods

In order to improve stick handling, coordination skills can be improved by using different types of pucks. The range varies from light to heavy pucks, as well as from slow to fast ones. Stick handling can be practiced wih the use of adequate aides, and requirements in terms of coordination can be increased according to a players development. Goal keeper training plays an important role in ice hockey. With ART-ICE, one finally has the means to invest the time needed. Without being pressed for time, the goal keeper can work on his positional play and reactions. Conditioning exercises alongside shot practice increase any catch quota.

Auch auf Kunststoff-Eis sind spezielle Techniktrainings möglich.

Special technique training are possible on synthetic ice.

Even a small shooting range offers the possibility of improving ones technique with ice skates. Individualized training sessions for strength and technique are possible.

Eishockeytraining at it’s best

  • 85% slippage compared to common ice
  • Running, cornering and braking characteristics are identical to common ice
  • Independent of weather and temperature
  • Little maintenance required
  • The panels can be used on both sides
  • UV-resistance
  • Simple installation without tools thanks to the puzzle-shaped panels and their click system
  • Compatible with rinks of any shape and size
  • Stickhandling and shooting training even on small areas possible
  • Can be used all over the year or for summer training
  • Efficient training of skating technique
  • Home practice grounds with minimal expense and space requirements

Gallery

All photos on this site were taken during training sessions on synthetic ice.