Created BY skaters FOR skaters.
Often imitated, never surpassed.
Chris Crowley is the new owner of Global Synthetic Ice. He is originally from Long Island, New York and spent his adolescent years in New Mexico. He’s been in Tampa since 1999.
Chris has spent his entire life on ice skates. He was originally strapped into skates at 3-years old by his hockey-loving mom (a die-hard New York Rangers fan). She made him walk in the house with the skates on to strengthen his ankles. To this day, Chris is an active skater, hockey player, coach, and fan. His dedication to and love of skating knows no bounds.
Hard work and dedication come natural to Chris. He has been a firefighter and a certified paramedic for 17 years. Putting his strengths to work, he has helped to build a family environment for all customers and inspires athletes to become better in their sport. It was only natural that he started and ran Synthetic Ice Concepts the past 10 years. He brings over 30 years of experience in the hockey industry!
The business enabled Chris to develop and nurture strong relationships. During his time with Synthetic Ice Concepts, Chris catered to large cities, corporate partners, seasonal mall displays and home setups. During this time, Chris and Perry became friends and shared the same work ethic and love for the amazing sport, hockey. Even his 9-year old son, Brycen, uses synthetic ice at home to practice for all of his hockey games!
With Perry Boskus’ established name and amazing growth over the past 20 years, Perry passed the ownership torch to Chris in May of 2020. Committed to the Global Synthetic Ice name, Chris has continued to help grow and expand GSI to many countries.
With this wealth of knowledge, passion for the sport, an amazing team and an insatiable thirst for innovation, Global Synthetic Ice will continue to remain on top of the industry.
In business for over 20 years, Global Synthetic Ice, is an industry leader in high quality synthetic ice.
Founded by Perry Boskus in late 1990s, the focus of the company has always been to create the most ice-like experience for hockey and figure skaters all over the world. "We stand behind our product with a strong warranty and continuing support. We are always available to our clients for advice and suggestions, or to answer questions that may arise even long after the purchase. We do not just sell you a product, we invite you to join our family” - Perry Boskus.
In 2020 Perry passed the business torch to another synthetic ice expert, Chris Crowley.