Chiller Hire

Ice Rinks

Andrews have been providing energy efficient chillers for Ice rinks across the UK and Europe for many years. We understand the demands of creating temporary ice rinks and we are also well acquainted with the challenge of maintaining a permanent rink. We have carried out many projects for ice rinks nationwide - offering cost-effective packages including temporary pipework, fluid pumps and buffer tanks. Whether you require short or long term hire for emergency or planned events, we can help.

Specialist service

In order to ascertain the best equipment for your particular application, we will send one of our expert technicians to survey your site. This free survey will be conducted at a time convenient to you, regardless of your location. By understanding your every requirement – including budget constraints – we are able to supply appropriate chiller units while minimising the eventual cost. Our expansive depot network allows us to accommodate clients across the entire UK, so you can trust us to provide quick and effective solutions. For planned events we can quote from drawings and offer FREE expert advice, by using our expertise, we have helped our clients save £000’s in running costs and downtime. If you are planning an ice rink installation, please call us on 0800 211 611 and speak to one of our chiller hire experts.

For permanent ice rinks, a vital faction of our service includes a comprehensive climate contingency service, which guarantees you temporary cooling apparatus should your existing system fail. This amenity ensures your facility remains open to the public – even during emergency breakdown – preventing revenue streams and income from suffering. We pride ourselves on the confidence we instil in our customers, ensuring your facility continues to run smoothly affording you peace of mind at all times.

Critical environments like ice rinks rely on constant cooling in order to remain functional, which is why we act swiftly when assistance is needed. Our 24/7/365 emergency service guarantee means we will be with you within four hours of call, helping to preserve the ice’s condition and keep you rink fully operational.

Permanent ice rinks

We stock a full range of energy-efficient and virtually silent chillers for permanent indoor or outdoor ice rinks nationwide. Our extensive knowledge of the industry combined with the execution of hundreds of relevant projects make us an obvious choice when cooling issues arise. In recent years, we have provided equipment for ice hockey arenas, curling rinks, public rinks and even speed skating tracks so we fully understand the effects of downtime caused by system breakdown.

Our specialist hire fleet of chiller units is perfectly suited to providing fluid cooling which both creates and sustains the condition of ice. In the event of failure or essential maintenance, we appreciate the importance of keeping your facility open wherever possible. That’s why we endeavour to carry out all assignments during periods of dormancy, thus eliminating the risk of disruption. When this is not possible an alternative solution is devised, highlighting our ability to work flexibly within time constrictions.

Chiller hire offers clients immediate remedies on both a short-term and long-term basis, facilitating a swift return to full operation. We acknowledge that correct conditions for the ice are pivotal your rink’s usability, and that ultimately your business rely on its continued upkeep. That’s why we endeavour to instantly provide chillers to replace, bypass or supplement your existing units and keep your venue both practical and accessible.

Temporary ice rinks

The Christmas period is a popular time of year for temporary ice rinks up and down the country. This time-honoured practice has led us to design specific cooling solutions for seasonal projects nationwide. Whether you simply require our low temperature chiller units or a full installation, we can assist.

Our expertise allows us to not only help construct ice rinks from scratch but also sustain them while in use. Initially, glycol and water is mixed and pumped into the ice rink pipe work. Additional water is then sprayed onto the ice rink matting causing it to freeze, ultimately creating a thick layer of ice. In order to preserve its condition, chillers must be deployed and operating at -12°C, even when the rink itself is not being used.

For more information on our services and products or to discuss a potential hire, call 0800 211 611 and speak to one of our chiller specialists. Not only are we reliable providers of safe cooling equipment, we will also adapt solutions to fit your exact requirements and application size. All our units are fully tested and safety checked before being dispatched, guaranteeing our clients the most resourceful, effective equipment available on the market.

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Our range


Ranging from 30kW to 750kW, these chillers feature the latest technology including airtight and rotating compressors, reducing energy costs

Low Temperature Chillers

Our low temperature chiller units are capable of reducing fluid temperatures to as low as -15°C for a multitude of applications

Fast Chill Range

Andrews Fast Chill units have been specifically designed with large volume space cooling in mind and can reach as low as -15°C once installed

Air Handlers

All Andrews air handlers can run on chilled or hot water, delivering effective climate control to customers where and when required

Heat Exchangers

Ideal for cooling a multitude of liquids, our range of heat exchangers facilitate the transfer of heat and greatly increase the speed of temperature change

Heat Pump Chillers

These chillers have been designed to produce both cooling and heating in a single packaged unit, using the latest refrigerants and heat pump technology