Ice quality varies from rink to rink - cold barns in Northern Ontario have hard fast ice, while ice in sunny Florida is as hard as a 7-11 Slurpee. Serious players hate ice and snow build-up on their blades. That's why Howie's designed its hockey stick wax to help prevent ice and snow build-up allowing you to feel the puck. Howie's hockey wax is made from a blend of soft microcrystalline and other waxes to give you better puck control. Howie's stick wax will prolong your tape job. It smells so good you'll want to eat it... Do not eat!