IceMat ice rinks unroll (much like a carpet) and connect to your refrigeration unit. A coolant, (typically glycol, methanol or calcium chloride) is circulated through the tubes to begin the cooling process.
The rink's unique piping system provides a counterflow that circulates coolant in opposite directions, to even out surface temperatures. As the mats cool, water is sprayed on the rink in mist form. As more of the water freezes, water is released in a progressively larger flow. Within hours, ice completely covers the mats to form a perfectly uniform ice sheet, which then can be painted.