Glice brings synthetic ice rink to Bern


Lucerne – Glice has installed an artificial ice rink on Bern’s Bundesplatz. The synthetic ice rink developed by the internationally active Lucerne-based company does not require electricity or water and requires minimal maintenance.

On the historic Bundesplatz in Bern, you can skate sustainably this winter. Glice has built a “waterless zero-energy ice rink” there, the Lucerne-based manufacturer of artificial ice rinks informs in a press release. Glice synthetic track do not need water or electricity, and the surface does not need to be renewed.

“Glice looks like ice, glides like ice, but is not ice,” Viktor Meier, co-founder and CEO of Glice, is quoted as saying in the release. The sustainable artificial ice rink can be operated all year round and in all weather conditions.

Glice says it has already installed more than 2000 of its synthetic ice rinks in over 85 countries. Professional and competitive athletes also used the artificial ice rinks for their training because it felt like ice, Glice writes. The ice rink in Bern is open to the public in Bern until February 12. hs