Rink Upgrades Speed up Ice Production 
Upgrades to the McIntyre Community Centre’s curling rink have volunteers for the McIntyre Curling Club making ice in record time. What used to take seven days, now takes just 36-hours thanks to the installation of a new header.

The rink’s header is the primary part of a cooling system that allows water to freeze and be maintained. Headers rely on a brine system that doesn’t freeze to continuously pump chilled solution through small pipes under the arena floor. With time, the brine solution can corrode header pipes, so it’s common to see headers replaced.

In this case, the improvement has cut ice production time down dramatically, which is a bonus for the McIntyre Curling Club. Instead of hurrying hard to make ice, the club can concentrate on the start of the curling season this week.
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 10/17/2022 at 2:39 PM  

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