Banff Fenlands Recreation Centre REALice Retrofit

This project was funded through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Banff

$33,636Project Cost

$25,227MCCAC Funding

44,785kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

270GJ/yearNatural Gas Energy Savings

39tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

As part of the MCCAC’s Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program, the Town of Banff installed a REALice system at the Fenlands Recreation Centre, serving two hockey arenas. REALice is an energy saving water treatment system for ice rinks. It creates a controlled and structured vortex as the water flows through it. REALice treated water eliminates the need to use heated water when building or resurfacing your ice.

This newly installed system will help to reduce the costs of heating the water used to resurface the ice as well as the electricity costs associated with cooling the ice following resurfacing . The project was completed in July 2020.

“This project represents one of the many ways the Town of Banff is working to reduce our overall energy consumption, which is a key strategy in addressing climate change. With a more energy-efficient system, the Fenlands will put us on track towards our goal of reducing GHG emissions to 30% below 2016 levels by 2030, and 80% by 2050. And any reduction in energy use can help us save tax dollars too.”

Karen Sorensen, Mayor


Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program