Super-Glide Synthetic Ice

Super-Glide synthetic ice rink is perfect for ice hockey, figure skating, ice shows and events, public ice skating, rental business and homes.
Any Size, Place & Time!

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The success or failure of any synthetic ice rink depends on two main factors – the quality of sliding and the reliability of the connection of synthetic ice panels.

GSI (Global Synthetic Ice) is a reputable brand that has been at the forefront of manufacturing synthetic ice surfaces since the 1990s. With a strong legacy of innovation and quality, GSI has earned the trust of customers worldwide. GSI’s Super-Glide synthetic ice is a type of artificial ice surface that mimics the slippery properties of real ice, allowing individuals to skate and practice ice-related activities without the need for a traditional ice rink. GSI’s synthetic ice products are known for their durability, glide performance, and realistic ice-like feel. Whether for recreational use, training purposes, or professional applications, GSI has been a reliable choice for those seeking a high-quality synthetic ice experience.

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Global Synthetic Ice Is Proud to Present SLICK
- the Newest Generation of Super-Glide Synthetic Ice

Global synthetic ice rinks – ANY SIZE, PLACE & TIME

One of the key advantages of Global Synthetic Ice’s products is their versatility. Our synthetic ice rinks can be installed both indoors and outdoors, allowing customers to enjoy ice-based activities regardless of the climate or geographical location.

Whether it’s a professional hockey training facility, a recreational ice rink, or a private backyard ice skating rink, Global Synthetic Ice offers tailored solutions to meet the specific needs and requirements of each client.


Synthetic ice “SLICK” is designed as an alternative to real ice; it is not cold and does not need electricity.  Our Interlocking Puzzle Piece Has 55 connection points per panel, allowing for proper expansion and contraction of our product in any environment. Maximum Connection points in all directions ensure panels do not pop up or warp in these conditions over time. The connections are precision cut creating a perfectly seamless surface , resembling real ice. SLICK synthetic ice is a specifically modified polymer that allows the skate blade to glide smoothly over its surface. All skating elements can be performed. Hockey stops, deep edge cuts, stick handling, spins, jumps, anything done on ice can be done on “SLICK”.


Global Synthetic Ice uses premium high-quality raw materials and additives including UV protection so your rink will not change color and lose its chemical stability over time. This ensures your rink will not warp in outdoor setting and continue to have that ice like glide for years to come.

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Longevity has never been an issue, Super-Glide recreational synthetic ice rinks have a life expectancy of 15+ years. Home rinks are passed down through generations.

Seamless Ice

Global Synthetic Ice uses patented Super-Glide "dovetail" interlocking technology to create a seamless surface - the same technique that has been commonly used originally in woodwork for thousands of years. Another benefit of dovetail technology is the simplicity of assembling with the use of just a rubber mallet. Super-Glide synthetic ice rinks successfully work all year round providing seamless ice-skating surface for the best and safe skating experience. To learn more about Super-Glide installation technology please visit our Blog.

Eco Friendly

Super-Glide new generation synthetic ice panels are made from 20% recycled materials. Zero energy consumed. Zero water used.


Global Synthetic Ice customers are always eager to share their Super-Glide synthetic ice experience – we NEVER pay for opinions, testimonials or reviews. They are all shared either by Super-Glide synthetic ice rink owners, operators, coaches or by ice rink customers. We know that their opinions have great value to you as you make your decision to purchase our Super-Glide synthetic ice and other products, so here are just some of numerous Super-Glide synthetic ice reviews that we have received over the years.

FAQ:Installation of Super-Glide synthetic ice rink

Does it really skate like ice?

We have led this industry since 2000, if it did not work, we would not be recording record sales and growing year after year. “SLICK” is designed as an alternative to real ice; it is not cold and does not need electricity.
SLICK synthetic ice is a specifically modified polymer that allows the skate blade to glide smoothly over its surface. All skating elements can be performed. Hockey stops, deep edge cuts, stick handling, spins, jumps, anything done on ice can be done on “SLICK”.

What makes SLICK better than other Synthetic Ice Claiming to be the best?

First, we do not say we are the best, everyone who skates on SLICK does. With over 20 years of science and technological advances in chemical glide ingredients, pure resins, and cutting-edge design we have created the best possible surface in the industry.  SLICK synthetic ice has earned the reputation as the best hockey and figure skating training product available today – check professionals’ testimonials.
Super-Glide is a high-tech plastic that you can skate on practically like on real ice. Super-Glide® SLICK is a synthetic ice skating surface composed of a proprietary blend of polymers that permit a skate blade to glide as smoothly as on real ice. Correct density is very important, too hard and the blade slips out, too soft and the surface is very slow, Super-Glide is just right.

How does Super-Glide® work?

Skating on ice means gliding on a thin layer of water as the blade’s friction generates heat and melts the ice surface. Skating on Super-Glide® causes the same friction and heat, which releases lubricants chemically engineered into Super-Glide®. This sets Super-Glide® synthetic ice apart from all competitors. Older synthetic ice surfaces required silicone lubricants. When skate blades cut through the silicone and hit dry spots, skaters felt undesirable “chatter” that increased friction and made skating harder. Super-Glide®’s unique formula eliminates “chatter” and allows the blade to glide smoothly.

How much does SLICK synthetic ice cost?

Regular retail price of Super-Glide Slick synthetic ice panel sized 4′ x 4′ is $179. 
We do understand how important price is, yet QUALITY and RELIABILITY are and should be priorities especially for training and commercial ice rinks. Shopping by price is a major cause of ice rink failures.
*Facility Discounts and Resale Programs also available.

What is the life expectancy of the Super-Glide® surface?

Tests conducted at Canadian Super-Glide synthetic ice rinks skating 200 skaters per day and intensively practicing hockey and figure skating, gave a life expectancy from 10 to 15 years. Home rinks are passed down through generations.

Please contact us to learn more about our synthetic ice and other products, need assistance in your project, have a suggestion or wish to share your thoughts

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