Ice rink barriers are generally used to protect the spectators of ice games from any kind of flying ice objects. However, these are also used by many organizers in different ways these days. These barriers are popularized by many of it’s manufacturers as profile making objects or profit maximization objects due to their innovative design and use.
In previous times, the spectators of ice games were protected with a barricade or an aluminum barrier. However, the modern day innovations by the manufacturers are beyond imagination due to which these are becoming advertising avenues. The material for manufacturing these range from synthetic to aluminum which means extra protection at least possible cost. These barriers not only give protection to the spectators but also generate additional revenue for the organizers as they can be used as billboards or hoardings by various companies/sponsors.
The basic or most popular Ice rink barriers are made up of synthetic. These synthetic Ice rink barriers will not crack, wrap, splinter or corrode as they are made up of 100% strong ultra density polyethylene. These synthetic barriers also have hard plastic in their composition which makes them easily connectable to the rink floor. The manufactures are using tongue and groove technology to fit the rink barrier with the floor. They use grove rods instead of bolts to fit the rink floor with these.
These synthetic ones are popular due to their enhanced lifetime and rigidity in the market. They not only act as protecting shields for the spectators, but also turn out to be cash cows for the game organizers as the use of vinyl graphics on synthetic barriers make them advertising dashboards. The new and updated systems coupled with vinyl graphics technology can be rented or leased by the organizers either to their sponsors or any other company; whoever wants to advertise their products. Hence, the modern barriers are becoming advertising avenues for companies and cash generating avenues for organizers lately.
Each of the barriers can be wrapped with advertisements on both the sides and organizers charge based on the space that the advertisement occupies on the rink. Furthermore, they can also be customized as per the requirements of the rink floor and the organizer needs. All these unique features by Ice rink barrier manufacturers have made competition among them more complex and intense but healthy at the same time making the concept worthy of it.