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Dasher Components

FEATURED PRODUCT: LED dasherboard display

Bring new energy to the ice and awareness to valued sponsors with our specially designed dasherboard and LED full-color video display.

Display features:
· High resolution full-color display
· 100,000 hour LED life-span
· Text, picture and video capabilities
· Battle tested aluminum framework with 1/2" polycarbonate facing
· Custom manufactured to fit any dasherboard system
· Plugs into any 110v outlet or hardwire
· Control software for content management
· 5 year warranty

FEATURED PRODUCT: Scrolling dasherboard sign

EyePopperMultiply sponsor advertising and revenue space in a moving display of images that draws viewer’s attention to the vertical motion. Display up to 25 different images with programmable time intervals between ads from one minute to one hour. Reduce maintenance and clutter by combining ads into highly visible areas. Custom designed and manufactured to the highest standards of strength, reliability and durability. Fits inside standard 6” wide panel.

More InformationScrolling sign information flyer (pdf)

Specs & DimensionsSpecs & Dimensions

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Poly

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).
Facing: 1/4” or 1/2”
Caprail: 1/2”, 3/4” or 1”
Kickplate: 1/4” or 1/2”
Backer panels: 1/4” or 3/8”
Thresholds: 1/2”, 1” or 1-1/2”
Colors available: White, natural, yellow, NHL gold, light blue, royal blue, dark blue, red, black, green and grey. Additional colors and custom colors available upon request.

Poly line kit

Red and blue polyethylene strips for inserting in dasherboards. Kit contains (4) 12” blue, (2) 12”red, and (4) 2” red lines. Choose from:
· 1/4” x 42” facing
· 1/2” x 42” facing
· 1/4” x 8” kickplate
· 1/2” x 8” kickplate
Vinyl adhesive tape line kits also available.

FRP fiberglass sheeting

The clear choice for outdoor rinks. Compression molded FRP fiberglass sheets contains UV absorbers for improved weatherability and resistance to sunlight exposure. Provides flatness, toughness and the added advantage of reduced thermal expansion over polyethylene sheet materials. Facing is available in solid 1/4” and 3/8” white, or 1/2” laminate. Kickplate is available in 1/4” yellow or white.

Ultra Board

Specially formulated thermoplastic sheeting ideal for outdoor rink applications. Very similar to high density polyethylene in appearance and texture, but with superior UV resistance, greatly reduced thermal expansion, and excellent strength against cold temperature impacts. Available in 3/8” white, yellow and blue.

Ice dam strip

Innovative design allows the kickplate and/or facing to be removed and replaced without disturbing the ice surface or removing the panel. 1” x 1-1/2” natural poly strip bolts directly to the bottom of the dasherboard panel.

Fasteners

Color matched flat head screws and rivets in a variety of styles and lengths. For attaching facing materials to steel, aluminum, wood, and plastic.

FlexCap

Specially designed flexible PVC extrusion replaces polyethylene caprail for increased player safety.

Seam strip

Hides seams on backers for a professional look. Made of durable powder coated aluminum.

Quick release backer

Specially designed form bent brackets bolts to the polyethylene backer panels. The bracket clips behind the horizontal dasherboard frame members to allow the panels to be removed easily.

Oversized screws

Special oversized fasteners for repairing stripped threads in steel and aluminum tubing. 5/16” threads with undersized 1/4” flat heads to match existing holes.

Poly angle

2” x 2” x 1/4” poly angle for trimming gaps behind boards and in boxes. 10 ft. long sections available in black and natural.

Equipment gate threshold - Poly

1” and 1-1/2” thick solid polyethylene. Radius and straight sections available.

Equipment gate threshold - Aluminum

Solid aluminum channel construction with poly cover. Stronger than poly – will not warp. Radius and straight sections available.

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Dasher corner post pad

Designed with player safety in mind, these pads are constructed with high impact foam inside an abrasion resistant 18 oz. vinyl jacket. Standard colors are white, blue, and red and are made to any length. Several styles are available:

· 2” high impact foam with Velcro straps
· 2” high impact foam with PSA Velcro strips
· 3” Closed Cell “Ultra Dense” memory foam with Velcro straps
· 3” Closed Cell “Ultra Dense” memory foam with PSA Velcro strips

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Post profiles

Extruded aluminum shielding channels in the following styles:

· Two-piece round post with bolt on front plate
· Two-piece round post with “quick mount” front plate
· One-piece “H” channel
· Termination/Corner “L” channel

Shielding support post pocket

Easily mount your support post to the center dasher stringer. For round or rectangle shielding supports.

Protective netting - Kevlar®

1.2 mm black, knotted netting. NHL approved.

Protective netting - Black

Durable 1-1/2” squares, vinyl border and #2 brass grommets. Available in both 2 mm and 3 mm.

Protective netting - White

Durable 1-1/2” squares, vinyl border and #2 brass grommets. Available in both 2 mm and 3 mm.

Protective netting - Monofilament

9 gauge, 1-3/4” diamonds reinforced with rope border.

Suction cups

Rugged design is ideal for attaching netting on postless systems. Loop nub accommodates 1/4” rope, cable, cord or hook. Easy Release Tab permits hassle free removal and repositioning. Hole diameter is .255” and loop is a hefty .331” thick.

Conduit and cable system

We stock all hardware for installing nets.
· Curved and straight conduit
· Aircraft cable
· Cable clamps
· Turnbuckles
· Eyehooks
· Beam clamps
· Quick connect C-clips

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Retractable spectator safety netting

Get your netting up and out of the way. Manual crank or electric motor lifts available. Call us for a custom quote.

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Rinkside table

3/4” or 1” polyethylene shelving. Zinc plated steel angle supports. Custom sizes and colors available.

Dasherboard cart

Simplify your take down and storage of dasherboard panels. 48” x 96’ plywood bed, heavy duty ball bearing wheels with a 3500 lb. capacity. Carts with stackable supports also available.

Poly trimmer

Remove sharp edges and trimmings from poly after cutting.

Chamfer tool

Countersink holes in poly for accepting flat head screws and rivets. Adjustable depth stop removes just the right amount of material.

Cold galvanizing spray

Provides excellent rust protection on bare metals or worn dasher frames. Sprays on in a color that closely matches galvanized metal. Recognized as an equivalent to hot-dip galvanizing.

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Hinges

Universal lift-off hinge:

· Sturdy zinc plate steel construction
· Fully adjustable
· 3/4” hinge pin
· Greaseable bronze bushing
· 1/2” ball bearing for smooth operation
· Capable of supporting large equipment gates

Outdoor Universal hinge:

· Heavy duty galvanized steel construction with 1/2” hinge pin

Piano hinge

4” wide zinc plated steel strap hinge with 3/8” pin. For use on steel, aluminum, or wood framed gates. Available in lengths up to 72”.

Wood frame hinges

Heavy duty 3/8” steel construction with 3/4” hinge pin. Capable of handling the heaviest gates.

Support post

Add extra support where needed around dasherboard perimeter and gates. Constructed of 2” x 2” galvanized steel tubing with oversized footplate for anchoring. Vertical mounting tabs allow the posts to be fastened to any system.

Double bar gate latch

Gravity fed self-latching design gives a positive latch every time. Easy to maintain with oversize grip handle. Standard on all Rink Systems’ dasherboard systems.

Push button assembly

Allows skaters to open gates from ice side. Flush white poly button sized to accommodate use by a gloved hand.

Single bar gate latch

Economical solution. Uses the same guide and keeper as the double bar gate latch.

Slide bar gate latch

Constructed of 2” x 2” galvanized steel tubing with large handle. Four heavy-duty latch guides keep gate secure. Available for 5’, 4’ and 3’ gate doors.

Cane bolt

Provides the necessary second latching point for all equipment gates.

Spring loaded caster

Gives firm support for heavy gates to help prevent stress at hinges and door jams. Fully enclosed spring assembly adjusts to apply the desired preload compression. Compensates for uneven floor and ramped surfaces leading to equipment gates. Zinc plated for rust protection and bright appearance.

Caster wheels

Replacement rigid or swivel mounted casters for equipment gates and storage carts. All sizes available in both phenolic and non-marking urethane.

Dasher anchors

Cast-in-place:
· Variable height, 5/8”
Expansion:
· 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8” and 3/4”
Epoxy:
· 5/8” and 3/4”

Anchor adhesive

Fast setting epoxy adhesive for installing dasherboard anchors. Ideal for cold slab installations. Various sizes available along with application tools.

Dasherboard advertising

Advertising banners:

· Generate additional revenue selling advertising

Ad panel covers:

· 1/8” or 1/4” clear polycarbonate panel to protect dasherboard advertising graphics. Typical size is 33” high x 96” long.

Ad panel fasteners

We stock a variety of fasteners to attach polycarbonate ad panel covers to fit your needs:

· Clear polycarbonate dome head rivets
· Flat head sheet metal screws
· Connecting bolts with female threaded inserts

Scrolling sign

Multiply sponsor advertising and revenue space in a moving display of images that draws viewer’s attention to the vertical motion. Display up to 25 different images with programmable time intervals between ads from one minute to one hour. Reduce maintenance and clutter by combining ads into highly visible areas. Custom designed and manufactured to the highest standards of strength, reliability and durability. Fits inside standard 6” wide panel.

More InformationScrolling sign information (pdf)

In-ice logos

Paper:
· Eco-friendly, disposable
Mesh:
· Reusable
Paint:
· Templates available (pounce pattern)