If you’re wondering what we have been busy with lately, here it is: a 450-square-meter ice skating rink in the heart of Beer Sheva, Israel. Starting November, the biggest city in the Negev desert now has an “ice oasis” at the Beer Seva Cinema City.
It took months of preparation. We started the project in August. We delivered the complete rink system, which includes the ice floor, the dasher board and the chiller, as well as the accessories that are so necessary when running an ice skating rink: the ice resurfacer machine, the skate sharpening machine and of course, numerous pairs of skates in different sizes, from kids to adults. And let’s not forget the bobbies – we all need a little help when we make our first attempts at ice skating.
The ice skating rink has been opened to the public on November 19 and has since offered an opportunity for fun, fitness and relaxation to thousands of people. Kids as young as four-years-old can join their older siblings or their parents in an adventure that brings them closer to their favorite animation these days – Frozen. Family time during weekend, but also during the week evenings has taken new meaning.
This is, actually, not our first project in Israel. Our first one dates from 2007. We built a 450-square-meter permanent ice skating rink in Tel Aviv. We came back in 2012 with two similar projects. We raised the stakes and went for an 850-square-meter ice surface in the city of Tel Aviv this time. But the “crown jewel” unfolded in Eliat where we built a permanent ice rink with an area of 1800 square meters.
New plans are already in development so stay tuned!