Ice-rink in Pesterzsébet, Budapest, Hungary
Ice-rink in Pesterzsébet
On older maps Zodony street can be found as the extension of
Téglaégető street. In the facility built by a Finnish design, 1,000 seats or
1,500 standing places serve the spectators. Two large and two small
dressing-rooms serve the sportsmen. The size of the ice-rink is 60 by 30
meters, which is the size of the international standard hockey rink.
Sports first and foremost
The ice-rink is in district XX. of the capital, in Pesterzsébet. The
size of the ice-rink is 60 by 30 meters, which is the size of the international
standard hockey rink. In the concrete layer under the ice, Uponor Meltaway
system has been installed. Pipes are installed 80 mm from each other, fastened to
the steel structure by plastic clamps. After laying down the pipes, a pressure
test was carried out, then concrete layer was poured, maintaining 2 bar
pressure in the pipes. The slope of the rink is less, than 30 mm, waviness of
the concrete is below 6 mm. This provides for the uniform thickness and high
quality of the ice. The concrete layer is cooled down to below 0 degrees
Celsius by circulating ethylene glycol in the Uponor pipes. The interesting
feature of the project is that under the insulating layer, there is a
conservation de-icing sand layer, which is kept on a temperature a few degrees
above 0 Celsius, by another Uponor Meltaway system. With the two Uponor systems
ideal circumstances can be provided to the sportsmen all year round.
Önkormányzat XXII. kerület
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The venue of the 75th IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship, which were held in spring 2011, utilised Uponor’s solution for tap water installation.
The Stades de Bienne gives Biel a brand-new, versatile meeting point for sport, culture, business, eating and shopping and is attracting visitors from all over the region. Due to open in 2015, Uponor AG Schweiz has contributed to this project by providing thermoactive building component systems (TABS).
Once completed, the sports centre will boast a significantly enlarged gymnasium, a studio, 9 changing facilities, a reception/café area and new staff offi ces. The swimming
pool will also be redecorated and receive much needed maintenance.