Calgary’s Porta Ice is making news headlines thanks to a promotion by Turo, Canada’s largest car sharing platform.
Turo has made the Turo SK8 ice resurfacing machine available to book on their platform. Built in Canada by Porta Ice, the fully electric Turo SK8 is built specifically to handle ice resurfacing in smaller, backyard rinks.
By virtue of its smaller size, the Turo SK8 ensures that more people have access to professional-quality ice, providing Canadians with the opportunity to fully enjoy winter — even if it’s just in their own backyard.
“Growing up, my local community outdoor rink was an important part of my development as a hockey player and growing my love for the game,” says Marie-Philip Poulin, Canadian professional ice hockey player.
“Smaller, family-run local and backyard rinks play such an important part in fostering the love of hockey and skating across so many communities, including my own. I’m thrilled to be able to partner with Turo to level up local rinks with the Turo SK8, giving them that smooth, professional finish.”
The Turo SK8 is available in the Toronto area for four-hour trips for $29, a tribute to Marie-Philip’s jersey number. Each time the SK8 is booked, Turo will donate and match all proceeds to KidSport, a charity that supports children who need financial assistance with sport registration fees and equipment costs.
“Whether it’s a spacious SUV to hit the slopes or the latest EV to experience a longer test drive, or, now, a resurfacer that turns your backyard into a professional ice rink, Turo offers an unparalleled selection of vehicles available to Canadians.” says Cedric Mathieu, Vice President and Head of Turo in Canada.
“Turo is proud to make transportation more fun and accessible in over 700 cities across Canada and we are thrilled to offer local communities a truly unique experience by introducing the Turo SK8, a first of its kind on our platform.”
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