Why are some ice complexes colder than others?
The temperature inside the ice complex depends upon the heating abilities of the facility, the insulation of the building and what works best for the refrigeration system of that facility. A building with a higher air temperature will put more stress on the refrigeration system, causing it to run longer or at a heavier load with greater expense. The ideal air temperature and humidity in an arena is about 50°F with 50% humidity. Some arenas do not use any dehumidification. Therefore it will "feel" colder because of the higher humidity in the air.

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1. Is the ice complex an outdoor rink?
2. How thick is the ice in a typical rink?
3. What is the usual temperature of the ice?
4. How many gallons of water are needed to make 1 inch of ice?
5. Why does the ice take longer to freeze during a high school game?
6. How are the logos installed in the ice?
7. What are the different types of resurfacers?
8. Why doesn't the ice resurfacer slip and slide all over the ice?
9. How does the ice resurfacer work?
10. How often is the resurfacer blade changed?
11. Why can't players and coaches be on the ice during a resurface?
12. Why are the nets moved from the goal area of the rink during the ice resurface?
13. What is the machine that is used along the boards and resembles a lawn mower?
14. Why does the dasher board glass break into tiny pieces at some arenas and at others it will just crack and not shatter?
15. Why are some ice complexes colder than others?
16. What are some of the activities held at the Howelsen Ice Complex?
17. What are Bumper Cars On Ice?