|(above) DU's first Ice Sheet of the season is also the first ever use of DU's new chiller system that was installed over the summer|
DU's Pro Camp kicks off today.
The Ritchie Center features a new $900,000 ice rink chiller. The more efficient chiller saves the university approximately $40,000 in annual operating costs, according to Allan Wilson, director of Facilities Services at the Ritchie Center.
The old chiller lasted 12 years. The new chiller was built next to the existing plant.
“We’ll keep it so there will be redundancy in the future,” said Wilson. “If one machine breaks down, then we would always be able to produce a hockey game”