If you're looking for the ultimate gift for someone in your life who loves ice skating and haves everything, we have just the thing for you.
It's been a crazy few years and what way to better celebrate the holidays than with something that will put a smile on that special someones face.
If you know what to get someone, gift-giving is a breeze but when you have someone a bit picky, finding the perfect gift can be a bit of a hassle.
Luckily, if you have an ice skater in your life, we have the perfect gift in mind.
Millions around the country enjoy ice skating each year but getting access to ice time is not always the easiest, which doesn't make it a very spontaneous activity.
So why not give them the gift of ice skating with PolyGlide Synthetic Ice?
The Perfect Ice Skating Gift
For the ice skater in your life, nothing feels better than gliding across the ice. That’s why we created PolyGlide Ice.
Our proprietary product allows you to create your own ice rink by using specially designed panels.
The panels connect like puzzle pieces and lay on a flat surface to skate with your actual metal blades.
The tiles are self-lubricating, meaning they can perform without any enhancers.
Benefits of PolyGlide Synthetic Ice Panels:
Ice skaters may be taken aback if they get these panels in a bow.
But when they set it up and start skating, they will be pleasantly surprised at how fun skating on these tiles feel! Most customers and clients compare it to skating on natural ice.
While there is a little friction compared to natural ice, our panels actually improve performance with continued use.
There are even more benefits to gifting synthetic ice tiles:
- Ice skating all year round: Hot or cold, your panels will be available in the space of your choice. Your friend or loved one will cherish a Christmas gift that lasts all through the year.
- It prepares you for the real ice: Ice skating and its activities like hockey or figure skating takes practice. With your personal space to skate, you’ll be that much more prepared when it’s time to hit natural ice.
- Set up almost anywhere at home: Set up in a spare room, driveway, backyard, or deck. Since the pieces come together like a puzzle, you can install them almost anywhere. You can even follow Coach Michelle Hong and set up in your kitchen!
- Low maintenance: After skating, the synthetic panels will produce shavings, which can be easily cleaned. You only need a few minutes to clean your synthetic ice with a damp cloth. This also makes it cost-effective when compared to setting up an actual rink in your backyard or home.
- Durability: PolyGlide Ice panels last for at least ten years. That’s the gift that keeps on giving!
These reasons make PolyGlide Ice panels an excellent gift this season.
That’s not all.
Whether your lucky recipient is a seasoned skater or new to the practice, there are some added benefits they will enjoy.
Benefits Of Ice Skating
With more than 10 million ice skating participants in the country, it’s a practice that’s showing no signs of slowing.
Besides the fun and joy from skating, there are six great benefits to gain:
1. A great way to stay active
Jogging, walking, or biking can get boring after a while. Ice skating is a great way to get your heart pumping while pulling off some great moves.
Whether you’re playing hockey or figure skating, it’s a great way to stay active.
2. Get the kids involved in a new sport.
Why not gift the kids synthetic ice panels for Christmas?
They can pick up an exciting new sport! Hockey and figure skating have great programs for all levels.
They can get started at home (and safely during the pandemic) and take it up as a hobby or competitively with time.
Even if kids got started with skating before, they could resume training in the comfort of home.
3. Improve your balance
Ice skating is a great way to get fast and light on your feet.
You can improve your balance with practice on the ice or synthetic panels.
That improved balance can translate into other sports or active parts of your life.
4. Build leg muscles, cardio, and endurance.
Ice skating does not only take balance but strength. It’s a great way to work out those legs and strengthen your calves and hamstrings.
You can also build your endurance and improve your cardiovascular health with extended, active periods of skating.
5. Relieve your stress and show your creativity.
After a long day at work, we love to put on our skates and be free on the ice. With synthetic ice panels in the home, anyone can do it at any time.
Ice skating is a great way to relieve stress and be creative as you perform moves at any skill level.
6. Be part of a community.
Best of all, getting the gift of ice panels introduces that person to the skating community.
There is an ice skating community in every state.
You can join a sport or recreational program and learn from the best with coaching.
PolyGlide Ice Gift Recommendations
Convinced that getting synthetic ice is a great Holiday gift?
Then you can try one of our premium products.
For instance, we created our Spin Station specifically for figure skating.
The panels have a triangular design, which gives the user flexibility in setup while having a large surface area for spirals, crossovers, hops, and lunges.
It’s self-lubricating, useable on both sides, and has no weight limit.
We’ve even tested hockey on our Spin Station with great results!
Our Home Start-Up Kit also works great for ice skating or hockey.
With four panels in each kit, you can have a great space to practice simple drills.
The panels are durable, non-infused (meaning no spraying or slip lubrication required), and are UV protected for the outdoors.
The startup rink can also set up and break down in a few minutes.
So if your loved one is pressed for space, they can easily convert the living area or garage for some fun.
Ice Skating Stocking Stuffers
If Santa’s coming early, he’d want to add some items to make the gift of ice skating even better.
These gifts are practical for the avid skater and will last for years.
1. Get Some Skates
Of course, what’s skating on synthetic ice panels without skates! Your friend or loved one may have their own pair.
Or they may have their eyes on a new set.
Pick up a pair of Jackson, Riddell, or Botas.
Buying figure skates is as much an art as it is a science.
You have to consider comfort, stiffness, and skating level.
Buying the wrong skates can damage feet and create a poor experience.
Find out as much as you can about their fit and preference (without letting the cat out of the bag).
And keep the receipt!
2. Some fresh blades
Your loved one may already have some skates that they cherish so that you can get them some blades instead.
Like a kitchen knife, blades can eventually go dull, which no amount of sharpening can restore.
Having a backup pair won’t hurt, so feel free to make them a great stocking stuffer.
3. Tape for your synthetic panels
It may sound weird to buy some tape, but it’s quite practical.
Synthetic panels tend to slip or vibrate on slightly uneven surfaces.
Some super-adhesive, double-sided tape can keep the panels secure.
Our double-sided seam tape does just the trick, holding your rink in place on hardwood floors, concrete, or plastic.
4. Skate Guards and Soakers
Walking on surfaces that aren’t made of ice is a death sentence for your blades.
Unlike a local ice rink, you have the option of lacing up right next to your synthetic ice panels.
But that does not mean they should not be protected—a pair of skate guards to keep blades from nicks and scratches.
Soakers are also a great ice skating gift. These cover the blades and removes excess moisture after drying the skates.
While they may not be necessary for home, they will come in handy when your loved one finally decides to head back to the local rink again.
5. Figure Skating Training
Here’s one that’s a little left field. How about getting some training lessons?
There are coaches and trainers that have beginner to advanced classes.
And with Covid-19 protocols affecting coaches, many have taken to online training, making the best more accessible.
From Thanksgiving, all the way to the New Year, give the gift of ice skating!
Our synthetic ice panels are ideal for skating at home and will last for years.
You can even add some of our stocking stuffer recommendations.
If you’re unsure of the type and size of panels, reach out to us for guidance based on your needs.