At the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics all newly constructed ice venues adopted Mayekawa's state of the art refrigeration systems. Making use of natural refrigerants and working fluids, Mayekawa created the perfect ice conditions for each sporting event and kept the facilities ecologically friendly. In building bobsleigh/luge tracks which first employed artificial ice for ice rinks in Asia at that time Mayekawa joined the project from the designing stage and established a safe and efficient cooling system for the tracks using indirect cooling system, playing an important role in the games' success.
Since its inception, Mayekawa's compressors have been employed by many ice facilities around the world.
The required ice quality differs in its use from sport to sport, such as speed skating, ice hockey, figure skating, curling rinks and bobsleigh/luge tracks. Mayekawa not only provides compressors but also helps make the best ice quality for individual sports. We realize the preferable ice conditions by controlling ice temperature with a feed-back control system using ice temperature, ice surface temperature or brine.
Taking advantage of our extensive experience in committing refrigeration systems for ice rinks we are making efforts to realize environmentally friendly "Eco Arena" including buildings, refrigeration systems, lighting and air conditioning systems.
"Eco Arena" is an ice arena which not only provides the best quality ice for individual competition but also considers designing and installing ice-rinks, buildings, maintenance and management of refrigeration systems with a comprehensive view toward energy-saving and the environment.
At ski slopes we realize artificial snow slops by dispersing crushed ice before snowy season, utilizing knowhow of ice making. Theses technologies also contributed to realize the world's first indoor ski slope with artificial snow.