The world’s largest skating rink: Glice Eco-Rink on Mexico City’s Zócalo

Government of Mexico City responds to climate change with a sustainable skating rink technology…


Compared to a conventional ice rink, the 4,000 m2 (43,000 ft2) eco-friendly alternative will save 185,000 liters (49,000 gallons) of water, the monthly energy consumption of 4,000 average households and 95 tons of CO2 emissions over the course of this event.  “We are honored to offer the Mexico City residents a fun and eco-friendly skating experience this holiday season. Glice looks like ice, glides like ice, but isn’t ice,” said Co-Founder and CEO Viktor Meier. “It enables a great skating experience in locations where it would be ordinarily impossible to make and hold ice.”


“Our new Eco-Rink offers the joy of ice skating without the negative environmental impact related to the operation of conventional ice rinks,” said Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Head of Government Mexico City. Furthermore, skaters don’t get wet, and the shock-absorbing properties of the Eco-Ice decrease the risk of injuries. Local residents benefit from the absence of generator noises and our new rink has a capacity of 1,200 skaters.


“We are excited to bring our Glice Eco-Rink to Mexico City and enable the local community to enjoy skating fun in a sustainable way,” said Hans Broder, Director of Glice Mexico. “We anticipate that our eco-friendly rinks can be used in many parts of our country to offer Mexicans a new and unique experience.”


The rink will be open to the public from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day starting December 15 to the first week of January.


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About Glice:

Employing a revolutionary Eco-Ice technology, Glice brings sustainable ice sports to every corner of the planet, from classical winter sport nations to the tropics. Since 2012, Glice has installed more than 1,500 Eco-Rinks in over 80 countries. The Glice eco-skating rink technology uses no power, water, chemicals or resurfacing equipment to operate and offers an ecological and economical alternative to refrigerated ice. Learn more about Glice at or access our Press Corner.



For more information about Glice and the Zócalo Skating Rink please contact:


Florian Kretzschmar

Communications Manager


Tel. +41 44 586 01 30