Guy-Donnelly Sportex REALice Retrofit

This project was funded through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Village of Donnelly

$33,636Project Cost

$25,227MCCAC Funding

10,233kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

222GJ/yearNatural Gas Energy Savings

16tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

As part of the MCCAC’s Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program, the Village of Donnelly installed REALice at the Guy-Donnelly. REALice is an energy-saving de-aerating 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 September 2020.

“The grants provided by MCCAC allow municipalities to invest in opportunities that they may not otherwise be able to afford. The grants provide the opportunity for municipalities in our province to make changes that help to reduce environmental impact thus mitigating climate change.”

Emily Plihal, Climate Change Coordinator


Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program