Brian and Deanne Van Sickle lead the ICECO team. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in his field. She is the cool, calm, and oh so helpful Customer Service Manager. Together, they make certain that ICECO is Always Innovating. Learn more about the ICECO team here.
A brief history of ICECO Milestones
Iceco is founded.
Invented an Arena Board Cleaner “BoardMaster” that cleans the vertical arena boards. Servicing Ontario and Northern U.S. arenas. First Arena Board Cleaner the market.
Invented ‘Ice Edgers’, a new concept. Named the edgers “Ice Masters” (12” wide cut) The motor was mounted on a internal cam mechanism that the motor lowered to the ice surface for a level cut of ice. Edger base stays stationary using 4 skates. Built two models. New model also engraved the ice and ice paint poured into the engravement. The edgers continue to to be in service in arenas today with no issues in over 25 years. Currently ICECO is developing and manufacturing the ‘Ice Razor’ that cuts a 16” swath using 6 knives. It’s an expanded version of the Ice Edger.
1985 to 2018 (33 years)
Supplier to Copps Coliseum (now the First Ontario Centre) in Hamilton, Ontario for Ice Paints, products and services since arena opened in 1985. Personally invited to attend the grand opening of the new facility.
Iceco was contracted to staff, operate, and manage the new Chedoke Twin Pad in Hamilton.
ICECO becomes the supplier to Toronto Rock Lacrosse Team at Maple Leaf Gardens (the team’s first venue location). Supplier and installer of in-field artificial turf logos and lacrosse playing lines.
Iceco creates an ‘ice football field’ complete with on-ice field markings for SuperBowl XL in Detroit.
Brian Van Sickle
Deanne Van Sickle
We have received nothing but great feedback of how well our new arena looks but especially the logos in the ice. Parents our telling our operations staff of how excited their young children are to play hockey at our building because the ice looks like NHL teams ice. Our staff, management and myself cannot be happier of how it turned out. I appreciate all your efforts very much.Cam Coulter, Coordinator of OperationsMayfield Family, Parks and Recreation
I would be remiss if I didn’t pass along my sincere thanks to you and your staff for the great paint job that your company did on our ice at the J.L. Grightmire arena for the 2014 Allan Cup. The producer from TSN (who carried the championship game live across their entire network) commented to me how great our ice looked. Don Robertson, owner of the Dundas Real McCoys was effusive in his praise of ICECO’s commitment to excellence – a big part of being able to host and showcase one of the City of Hamilton’s facilities on a national stage.Ray Ritchie, Arena & Operations ManagerCity of Hamilton
Over the past twenty years I have scheduled ICECO ADVANCED ARENA PRODUCTS for painting our ice surface white at start-up. Every season Brian has done an excellent job. We have received many compliments from our ice users about how bright our lines are above the white ice. I have seen other facilities where there have been dark spots or shadows with the lights on. With the five arenas we have Brian paint, he has always taken his time to thoroughly provide a clean and solid white sheet.Brian Schwantz, Operations ManagerCity of Cambridge
We are proud of our brand new facility. We strive for the best for our user groups and with ICECO and ICECO brand paints/ logos, and ICECO’s ice painting service, we know that our rinks will look their whitest and brightest. Thanks, ICECO!Paul Peyton , Superintendent, Public Works & ParkCity of Port Colborne
Our facility is always looking for ways to use innovative, environmentally friendly “green” technology…..we bought ICECO’s Electric Stealth ice paint spray system and it is truly amazing – no harmful emissions, no noise – you can barely even hear it spray on our ice surface! Our operators love driving it. A state-of-the-art green product! Leave it to ICECO!Harry Jeschke, Manager of FacilitiesTown of Cobourg
Over the years we have purchased our circle painter, line paint and accessories from ICECO . We have built a friendship over the years and Brian has been very professional with us. The first time ICECO painted our first sheet, Brian suggested the temperature he would like the floor to be to provide a good seal. ICECO arrives on site and within three hours our ice sheet is painted and clean up is completed. Every season I have been extremely satisfied with the workmanship and cost related for their services.Brian Schwantz, Operations ManagerCity of Cambridge
ICECO offers a complete line of arena products. How complete? If it didn’t exist, we invented it. Ice Paints, Spray Equipment, Maintenance Equipment, Ice Logos, Hockey and Curling Accessories, Low E Ceiling, Water Treatment. Explore the possibilities.
ICECO provides state-of-the-art Ice Painting Services for Hockey Arenas and Curling Clubs. We work with major film studios including Disney and Warner Brothers, and premier sports events such as the Winter Olympics and the SuperBowl.