I love the NICE icing unit so much being in a sport where injuries can happen at anytime to anyone, icing is huge! With two ACL reconstructions under my belt I became very aquatinted with the Game Ready. It was nothing but a hassle for my mother, who I was lucky enough to have taking care of me. The two weeks after surgery we went through ten 10lbs bags of ice. She would refill it constantly with ice to keep it cold enough, waking up at 3 in the morning to do a refill every night, not to mention dumping out the excess water from the ice melting so it would not overflow. The NICE machine is perfect, it’s light weight, uses only a little water, and gets colder than we could ever get the Game Ready.
— Lyman Currier // Olympic Skier
I really like the unit and use it almost daily – usually on my knee that experiences some chronic pain and minor swelling. The touch screen and system are very user friendly, and I absolutely LOVE that it doesn’t require actual ice to get cold. It’s so convenient to be able to leave it full and not have to constantly drain and refill the water!
— Mikaela Matthews // Olympic Skier
The convenience of the Nice machine is insane. I can honestly sleep with it on overnight and let it work its magic.
— Chas Guldemond // Professional Snowboarder
It’s great! Really easy not having to put ice in it all the time.
— Taylor Gold // Professional Snowboarder
I think the machine is great!…it is perfect for uninterrupted sleep which is very nice. I highly recommend it to anyone that it is available to!
This past surgery was actually my 6th surgery that I had on my knee and previously I had used Game Ready. One thing that I liked about the NICE machine was that I did not have to constantly add more ice to keep it cold. It made it easier on me and my family that was taking care of me. Also, without the ice in the machine it wasn’t as heavy and the box is smaller than the Game Ready. When I was on my own I was able to carry the machine from the bedroom to the couch without “being stuck” or having to rely so much on my family. One other thing that I liked more about the NICE machine was the fact that it never got below freezing so I didn’t have to put a wrap or anything between the machine and my knee.
I have had fourteen orthopedic surgeries, and have thus been through much when it comes to recovering from surgery. I think you have done a great job with the machine. Setup and use of the machine is very easy, and the thing that, of course, makes it unique is the fact that on those first few nights after surgery, one is not obligated to constantly refill the ice. It is so nice to be able to sleep and not worry about setting alarms just to fill ice. This is a huge selling point.