Pro Series


Who’s got our boards?
Widely regarded as the gold standard in dasher boards , the PRO Series boards by Athletica Sport Systems are now installed in more than 1,000 rinks and arenas in North America, and around the world.

How They’re Made:
Lightweight, flexible and durable, these are the dasherboards that changed the industry. The PRO Series frames, both the 3” Inline model, and the 5” Ice Hockey model, are built from T-5 tempered aluminum alloy box extrusions, available with an anodized finish. Anodized aluminum will never rust or pit, and it’s always easy to clean, with just water and mild detergent – so your boards will always look great.

Using state-of-the-art concealed mechanical-fastening techniques (not welded), the PRO Series provides a more flexible board system than old-fashioned steel boards. No exposed brackets or anchors, no collection areas for debris and dirt.

Mechanically Fastened Aluminum Dashers

Commentary on Flush Mount Shielding

5″ Pro Series
The 5” PRO Series aluminum dasher board system is the right choice for indoor and outdoor hockey and skating facilities ranging from community centers to the pro’s. Especially in arenas and rinks where the boards are left in permanently, the 5″ Pro Series suits perfectly. Also suited for non-ice applications. Available with tempered glass (seamless or posted), acrylic and fence shielding. These boards are great for ice hockey, inline hockey, ball hockey – any activity within the confines of a rink surface, with or without ice.

3” Pro Series
The 3″ PRO Series is a slimmer version, built to the same standards as the 5” model, but suited for inline (non-ice) applications, both indoor and outdoor. The 3” system suited for glass or acrylic shielding (with some limitations), and is well-suited for fence shielding. These boards are great for inline hockey, dek hockey, ball hockey – any activity within the confines of a rink surface, without ice.

Independently Tested for Maximum Performance You Can Count On
The PRO Series boards have been independently tested by an engineering firm, and did not fail at 2 ½ times the prescribed engineering standards. A copy of the complete test report is available upon request.

Sport Systems boards are gorgeous – without question, they have as good a product as there is on the market today. When we find a supplier with the right product, and great service, we stick with them.
Our repeat business depends on it. With Athletica Sport Systems, there’s no mistake about it.
Henk Schulthuis, Vice-President,
Harm Schulthuis & Sons Ltd.
Ancaster, ON

All exposed hardware (e.g., hinges, gate-latches) is available in stainless steel, for maintenance-free durability.

The puck board, top plate and kick plate are all ½” High Density Polyethylene (available in 5 Standard colors: White, Yellow, Red, Blue and Gold); other colors available upon request at an extra charge. We use UV Stabilized HDPE for outdoor applications.

ALUMINUM—A Lifetime of Durability
Our dasher board systems are crafted from tubular extrusions of T-5 tempered aluminum alloy, engineered and designed by us specifically for our dasher board systems. These extrusions are proprietary to Athletica Sport Systems. Aluminum frame construction gives you the strength and durability you need for permanent installations, yet its light weight makes it ideal for ease of handling where changeovers are required.

MECHANICAL FASTENING—Simple Strength and Flexibility
A critical factor in the strength and flexibility of our boards systems lies in our concealed mechanically fastened joints. By mechanically fastening our frames we ensure that our boards will ‘give’ upon player or machine impact and come right back into position every time.

ANODIZED FINISH—The Best Look for Your Facility
Our aluminum is available with an anodized finish, to resist scratching. Aluminum will never rust or oxidize, and always look superb. An anodized finish is harder than the surface hardness of the aluminum (almost the surface hardness of diamond). Our board systems have a clean, ‘high-tech’ appearance that constantly receives acclaim for looking noticeably well made.
Combining our available anodized finish with our industry-leading concealed mechanical fastening techniques means your boards will look this great, every day…forever.

For longevity, all of our exposed hardware—latches, door handles, hinges, anchor rods—even our cast-in-place anchors are available in stainless steel. Athletica Sport Systems hinges (and all exposed hardware) are also available in stainless steel. Every hinge is laser cut, so they never need grease, and precision crafted to ensure an exact fit in case of replacement.

When we talk about “Safety Through Innovation”, we mean leading-edge safety options that provide both improved player safety and reduced liability and risk for owners and operators of rinks. Options such as SoftCap® our industry-first, impact absorbing cap rail system.
Now protected by Canadian Patent # 2,552,340 and other patents internationally, SoftCap® is 96% more compressive than the standard High Density Polyethylene cap rail every other dasher board company in the world uses. Think about that: SoftCap® is nearly twice as forgiving upon impact as standard cap rail.

SoftCap® is the only safety cap rail system approved by both the National Hockey League and the Kontinental Hockey League, and is now used in more than half of all NHL rinks, as well an ever-growing list of AHL, KHL, NCAA, and community rinks.

The one thing I emphasize to my clients: Ask all suppliers of dasher boards to meet the same design criteria and testing results that Athletica Sport Systems provides.
Paul Jackson
Jackson-Barill Engineering
Stratford, ON

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Montreal Canadiens take the ice at a new outdoor rink in Laval, built by the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation, featuring Pro Series dashers. Go Habs!

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