Competition Ice Technician

Competition Ice – Ice installed in an arena (non-dedicated curling facility) over an existing ice surface for short-term competitive events. Pre-Requisites for the Competition Ice Technician Program to apply. Spaces may be limited, and selection based on experience may be required.

Program Delivered By: Curling Canada

Pre-requisites: Must have one of the following 2 options:

  1. “Certified” Curling Ice Technician Program
  2. “Certified” Level 2 (previous levels system) with Safe Sport Education Module

AND

  • 3 years experience working as a Certified Curling Ice Technician
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest outlining career aspirations
  • Endorsement letter for Member Association

Program Length: Five-day in-person training. Training will take place during an installation in an arena.

Status at the End of the Workshop: “Trained” Competition Ice Technician

Evaluation: Online Exam

Status after Evaluation: “Certified” Competition Ice Technician

Expect to Learn:

  • Leveling ice and flooding
  • Paint/Logo/Line Installation
  • Pebbling/Scraping
  • Scheduling – equipment, camera installation, volunteers
  • Techniques to very ice conditions to provide optimal speed and curl
  • Monitoring and managing the environment with influence from spectators, TV lights and crew, weather, etc.
  • Rock Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Takedown

Looking for more information?

Contact Don Powell, Manager of Ice Technician Certification – Curling Canada don.powell@curling.ca and icetech@curling.ca