Ice quality varies from rink to rink - cold arenas have hard fast ice, warmer arenas have soft slush ice. Serious players hate ice and snow build-up on their blades. Howies hockey stick wax prevents ice and snow build-up allowing you to feel the puck. Howies hockey wax is made from a blend of soft microcrystalline and other waxes to give you better puck control. The tin provides a perfect storage spot without your stick wax rubbing off on the rest of your equipment.