Beneath the Blue Line – Ice Rinks Turn to Expanded Polystyrene for Insulation

Talk about a power play – Everything Ice™ and ICA-LITE® EPS make a perfect team! Every hockey fan knows you don’t want to miss all the action that takes place on the ice. But have you ever wondered what was below it? Everything Ice™, a full service designer, manufacturer and installer of permanent and portable ice rinks worldwide, has teamed up with EPS expanded polystyrene foam for use in their ice rink constructions. Under that flawlessly smooth, freshly Zambonied surface lies an intricate system of engineering genius. EPS becomes an ideal insulation layer between the ice above and concrete below it, where it plays a crucial role along with its counterparts in stabilizing the exact temperature needed to maintain a successful and safe skating surface.

EPS foam for ice rink insulation

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Few may realize just how many environmental influences and construction obstacles need to be considered in the process of building an efficient ice arena, but before we can cheer our favorite teams or ice skaters on, these concerns all need to be addressed. And when it comes to that, Everything Ice™ is MVP. With over 25 years experience and more than 700 installations world-wide, Everything Ice™ offers a wide spectrum of rink design products and services and assists each customer with rink feasibility, design, construction and operations. Check out their website,, to meet the team, view their project portfolio, read about industry news, and download helpful planning and design resources.

EPS once again proves to be a key player in an expanding list of industries and projects. From the smallest of packaging to ice rinks to large civil engineering projects, you’ll want EPS on your team.

Visit ICA’s EPS and Product pages to learn more about this versatile product.


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This article was posted on May 6, 2013, by Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) – a Women-Owned manufacturer of Geofoam and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which is commonly but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam™. ICA is located in Allentown, PA and services the entire Mid-Atlantic Region from Virginia to Maine to Ohio.