It is hoped "yuppy ice" will enable people to take to the ice of a Canterbury rink three months, every year.
Currently, the beloved rink in Staveley sees seven years of good frost and seven years of nothing.
That's according to John Syme, whose brother, Ivan, has been checking the thickness of the ice for 25 years. Before Ivan did it, it was their dad.
That's because there has been skating at Staveley since 1951.
"We've always worked on four inches, which is about 100ml, before we go skating," Ivan told Seven Sharp.
In the coming years, people may be skating over a refrigerated base — the Staveley Hall Society is trying to raise money to make this happen.
They need about $150,000 from crowdfunding, according to Givealittle.
"So it will be a 150ml slab of concrete and then glycol will be pumped through it at minus 15," the society's Rob Withers said.
It would be "cracker" if the "yuppy ice" came to fruition. Ivan said.