Ice Technician Development

Ontario’s Ice Technicians are amongst the best in the world. The Ice Technician certification courses were developed to ensure that this tradition continues. It should be noted that a period of practical experience obtained in the club and ongoing education through seminars and workshops is what truly makes an excellent Ice Technician.

Curling Canada developed, Ontario Curling Council delivered workshops include a technical workshop and a written exam.  Once completed, the Ice Technician receives certification from Curling Canada.

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

Certificates of Completion will be issued by Curling Canada at the completion of the curling season.

Facility Operator Assistant (7 hour workshop)

Designed to teach assistants, basic maintenance of ice.

Pre-requisite:  None

Participants can expect to learn:

  • Safety
  • Opening Procedures
  • Scraping
  • Pebbling
  • Nipping
  • Cleaning
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Closing Procedures
  • Draw Change Procedures
2018-19 Facility Operator Assistant Workshops
DateLocationRegistration

Level 1 Ice Technician Workshop (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
2019-2020 Level 1 Ice Technician Workshops
DateLocationRegistration
October 1 - October 2, 2019Trisan Centre (King Curling Club)Click HERE to Register

Level 2 Ice Technician Workshop (2.5 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 
Level 2 Ice Technical Workshops
DateLocationRegister
September 18-20, 2019Collingwood Curling ClubClick HERE to Register
October 25-27, 2019Lancaster Curling ClubClick HERE to Register

Level 3 Ice Technician Workshop ( 5 day workshop)

Advanced Theory in Ice Making Applications Participants learn the latest techniques from some of the top Ice Technicians in the country.

Prerequisite: Level 2 Ice Technician Certification plus min. 3 – 5 years practical experience after completion of a Level 2 Ice Technician course.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Facility Design/Construction
  • Mechanical Equipment/Operation 
  • Water Quality 
  • Humidity 
  • Energy Conservation 
  • Safety 
  • Refrigeration (does not lead to government licensing).

LEVEL 3 UPDATE:  This workshop is delivered by Curling Canada.  Curling Canada has suspended delivery of these workshops as they are re-designing Canada’s Ice Technician Training Programs.