An artificial ice-rink is on display at the Munich International sports-goods fair. Skaters who have?
GV flags outside exhibition hall
SV coach arrives at exhibition hall
SV ISPO 71 sign
SV int. sign "ICE-LIKE"
GV skaters on artificial ice (2 shots)
SV & CU girl skater spins on artificial ice.
SV girl skater spins on artificial ice
CU skater's feet
SV girl skater spins on artificial ice.
SV pan Leonhard Waitl skates around artificial ice rink.
CU "DEUTSCHER EISHOCKEY BUND" insignia
SV man tests artificial ice surface
SV Pan Waitl demonstrates artificial ice surface by playing ice hockey.
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Background: An artificial ice-rink is on display at the Munich International sports-goods fair. Skaters who have tested the rink say it is essentially the same as ice to skate on.
The surface consists of a non-abrasive plastic coating applied to wooden panels about a yard (meter) square. These are clamped together on the underside and the whole surface is kept even by adjustable under-floor supports. The artificial ice is based on Swiss inventions and is marketed under the trade name of 'Ice-like' by a German firm.
'Ice-like' is claimed to have better anti-skid properties than ice, making it better for beginners to learn on, and its higher running resistance is said to be specially favourable for ice-hockey training.
The Munich fair is being held until Sunday, February 21st.