Uralvagonzavod Stadium recently received refrigeration equipment to generate artificial ice.
The equipment was purchased for the stadium in Nizhny Tagil as organizers prepare for the Russian Classic hockey match, according to Ural Business Consulting. The system is being installed in case the area experiences warmer weather during the game. Without the system, the ice coating could be inadequate to host the contest.
Workers have installed the ice mats, and now must add layers of artificial ice. The layers must be added individually to create a sheet of ice that is between 5 and 6 centimeters thick. Then, they paint the ice with markings and add the fences.
The contractor has said the artificial ice quality will be comparable to or even better than the conventional method of ice coating.
“Two trucks delivered the necessary equipment to Nizhniy Tagil, namely, a set of ice mats and a Freon refrigerating unit,” the release said. “The unit is in charge of cooling the ethylene glycol that runs inside the ice mat pipes and keeps the ice arena cold. The equipment was unloaded with the help of tower cranes, since the Freon unit weighs over (6 tons).”