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Snow Melting Mats a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at a Boston Skating Rink

Snow Melting Mats a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at a Boston Skating Rink

Snow Melting Mats a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at a Boston Skating RinkDoraville, GA, January 2019—With winter temperatures in the Town of Brookline, MA, dipping into the single digits and snowfall rates averaging 44 inches a year, the safety of residents is a serious concern for town administrators of this Greater Boston community. To meet the challenge of outdoor safety during the harsh winter months, the administrators recently had HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats installed at a local skating rink to reduce winter-related slip-and-fall accidents at the popular site.

“In the past we used salt and chemicals to keep the skating-rink area clear,” said Michael Bartlett, operations manager for the Town of Brookline. “But heavy foot traffic was tracking residue and creating unsightly conditions, damaging interior floors, and causing a safety hazard. We knew we needed an alternative solution and we found it with HeatTrak.”

HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams. He explained that HeatTrak mats prevent new snow from accumulating by melting it on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.

“Our snow melting mats are durable and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They are making a significant difference at the skating rink by keeping the area clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the maintenance team had is common at facilities with heavy foot traffic. Our mats have become the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said. 

HeatTrak is the original inventor of portable snow melting mats. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products. Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact. HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums. 

“Keeping people safe is our number-one priority. With the HeatTrak system we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in our liability risk,” Bartlett said.

HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace.  More than 50,000 mats are in use throughout North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities.  Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at

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