Thread: Synthetic Ice
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11-10-2010, 10:29 PM
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My 7 year old son's team practices at a rink with a side, mini-rink of synthetic ice that they do some specialized training on. It looks like there is less glide in his stride when he's on the fake stuff (i.e. a bit more resistance), but again, we're talking about a little kid who isn't very powerful.

I'm interested in how it wears. I'd think that like ice, your skates would dig grooves into it, and the areas that get skated on over and over, would get worn down and bumpy. Any truth to that idea? (It's certainly not happening at the my son's practice rink.)

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