Trimper said every person that has used CAN-ICE® at his facility
have been amazed by the quality of the product.
Trimper said. “I have never had anyone say they don’t want to
skate on it again, and they all come back.”
Another big project done by McGraw and Gare was at a seasonal
rink in Old Bridge, N.J., which use to take out their ice every
summer. With the new CAN-ICE® installed, the facility can have
hockey players train and play 12 months out of the year.
The former NHLer of 13 years said he was able to bring former
New Jersey Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko to the grand
Stanley Cup Champion was thrilled with the quality of Old
“He went on it and I asked him how it compared to ice on
puck movement, and he said it’s 90-95% comparable,” Gare said.
the Old Bridge opening was 10 years prior, but the experience
He also said that CAN-ICE® was tested at Phil Esposito’s golf
legendary Hall of Famer.
“Honest to god I love it. I wish we had this when we were
playing,” Esposito said in a video. “You can learn how to shoot
the puck so well on this, it’s unbelievable. No wonder NHL play-
best in NHL history. The former Boston Bruin, Chicago Blackhawk,
and New York Ranger won two Stanley Cup Championships, was
Gare added that former Lightning mainstays Vincent Lecavalier
and Dave Andreychuk were also impressed by the quality of
To go along with the glide and comparability to real ice, Gare
said another key aspect to CAN-ICE® is how usable it is through-
development to young players across North America, including
in a warm-weather state such as Florida.
“I just think for young kids to have that opportunity and go
ty in Florida. But he also believes CAN-ICE® could help the sport
See CAN-ICE®, page 20