An ice rink or an ice skating rink is a frozen body of water where people can skate or play different types of winter sports. Some of the other functions of a rink are playing ice hockey, figure skating, curling, exhibitions and contests, and ice shows. In Yonkers there are two types of rinks available, one is natural, where freezing occurs due to cold temperatures, and the other is artificial or mechanically-frozen, where a coolant produces cold in the surface below the water of the rink, causing it to freeze. In certain cases, rinks use synthetic ice where skating surfaces are made out of plastics.
Two New York teams are among the finalists (Long Island, NY) Alliance for Green Heat and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that seven pellet stoves have been chosen as finalists in the Pellet Stove Design Challenge. This international competition, administered by the Alliance for Green Heat, identifies innovative low emissions and high efficiency..