Ice Technician

Curling Canada and Curling Alberta recognize the need for a National Ice Technician Education Certification Program. Managers and Board members of clubs should strive to provide their memberships with quality playing conditions.

For each workshop, participants will require note-taking materials, and clothing, and footwear suitable for on-ice work.

Certificates of Completion are issued by Curling Canada.

Level 1 Ice Technician Workshop (2 1/2 -day workshop)

Designed to teach the Ice Technician how to maintain the curling ice during the season.

Pre-requisite:  None

Participants can expect to learn:

  • Ice Plant Care and Operation
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Ice and Building Temperature
  • Pebbling
  • Use of Hand and Mechanical Scrapers
  • Maintenance Long Term Care of Curling Stones
  • Ice Conditions

Level 2 Ice Technician Workshop (3-day workshop)

Designed to teach the Ice Technician how to install curling ice with a review of maintenance procedures.

Prerequisite: Level 1 Ice Technician Certification plus min. 2 years practical experience after completion of a Level 1 Ice Technician course.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Floors and Draining
  • Spraying and Flooding
  • Painting
  • Taping
  • Ice Equipment
  • Plant Equipment
  • Rocks
  • Pebbling and Water Quality

Have questions or need assistance with your ice?  We have people that can help you here at Curling Alberta!

Please contact Lee Smith – lee.smith@curlingalberta.ca

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