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New System Puts High Speeds on Ice

Figure skating, ice hockey, broomball, curling – if it can be done on ice, it’s happening at Skatetown, a privately owned, full-service facility outside Sacramento, CA. Open year-round, it boasts two NHL-sized ice rinks abuzz with team sports, lessons, parties and even corporate team-building activities. A fully stocked pro shop and café complete the facility.

Skatetown Owner Scott Slavensky prides himself on operating a friendly, fun and safe center where kids, teens and adults can play, learn and enjoy those wintery sports any time of year.

There are plenty of parking spaces for customers out front. Employees park behind, where there is limited parking and an access road, built mostly to be used in the event of a fire emergency. That “fire lane,” however, has become an alternative way for customers to drive to and from Skatetown at high speeds, posing a safety hazard when employees are walking to and from their cars.

Slavensky, who puts a premium on the safety of customers and employees, decided to install “traffic-calming” speed bumps. The challenge was to attach them to the asphalt roadway so they would withstand the car and truck traffic passing over them.

Designated Parking engineers assessed the problem and offered a solution – permanently install rubberized removable speed bumps using the company’s specially designed asphalt anchors, ensuring that the sturdy speed bumps will serve their purpose for a long time to come.

The installation has all but put an end to speeding motorists behind Skatetown, creating a safe out-of-work environment for employees and ensuring everyone’s safety on and off the ice. The solidly anchored speed bumps also have proven to be maintenance free.

(Source: Designated Parking)

 

Article Abstract from November, 2012




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