Refrigerants for Ice Rinks

Cost-efficient, Long-term Chiller Solutions for Rinks of All Sizes

There are more than 4,800 indoor ice rinks of all shapes, sizes, and purposes in North America—each one considered invaluable to the athletes who play there, the fans who gather there, and the community that surrounds it. The Chemours Company is dedicated to ensuring that the legacy of ice sports continues – which is why we’re committed to providing long-term, sustainable solutions for ice rink facilities.

Opteon™ hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerants enable safe and energy-efficient chiller system operations. As rinks work to keep expenses down while addressing shifting regulatory standards, Opteon™ products are a big win for both existing ice-making system upgrades and new builds.

Be prepared for new regulatory compliance by 2025.

The U.S. EPA Technology Transition rule requires all new ice rinks to use a refrigerant with a GWP less than 700 by January 1, 2025. With a GWP of 631, Opteon™ XP10 (R-513A) complies with this regulation and allows for the continued use of an ASHRAE A1 refrigerant.

Whether you’re installing an entirely new system or retrofitting a R-134a system, Opteon™ XP10 (R-513A) is a versatile solution for the future, so your athletes can get back on the rink as quickly as possible.

Trusted by the NHL

Opteon and NHL Logos

Through our continued partnership with the NHL®, Chemours is proud to advance and promote rink innovations that to date have resulted in more than one hundred ice rink facilities in North America adopting Opteon™ products in their refrigeration systems. This has been made possible through collaborations with key players in the HVACR industry to provide education, technical support, innovation, and more sustainable solutions compared to legacy refrigerants.