Introduction to Maintaining Curling Ice

Take the World Curling Federation Level 1 Online Course. This is the first step to becoming a certified Ice Technician. The World Curling Academy has developed a self-paced Introduction to Maintaining Curling Ice. Course topics include:

  • The Development of Curling
  • Specific Definition of Curling Ice
  • Curling Ice in an Arena
  • Maintaining the Ice Pad
  • Routines and Equipment
  • End of Season
  • Pebbling
  • Temperatures and Other Readings
  • Humidity
  • Water
  • Ice Quality
  • Curling Stones

The new Club Ice Technician Workshop succeeds the previous Level 1 and 2 certification. The majority of this course takes place on curling ice. There will also be classroom sessions led in the areas of refrigeration, water, paint, and stones.

The workshop will be led by Don Powell, Curling Canada’s Manager of Ice Technician Certification and assisted by CURLSASK Ice Technician, Darren Gress.

All Ice Tech’s looking to register must complete the World Curling Federation’s online Introduction to Curling Ice Maintenance course. The course can be found at www.worldcurlingacademy.org

Please contact, Dustin Mikush, Development Coordinator, by email (dustin.mikush@curlsask.ca) for any questions related to the Ice Technician Workshop.

Curling Canada and CURLSASK 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.

CURLSASK hosts Level 1 and Level 2 Ice Making Workshops throughout each season. Information provided at the workshops include:

  • Ice Installation & Tips
  • Stone Care & Equipment
  • Pebble Types & How to Pebble
  • Ice Scrapers & Scraping Patterns
  • Temperature & Humidity
  • Question & Answer period
  • Lots of opportunity to network with fellow ice makers and clubs
  • A great forum for ALL curling club ice makers regardless of Level of Certification

LEVEL ONE – Club Ice Tech

Cost for Level 1 – $250.00 person (plus taxes)
Registration includes Curling Canada Ice Technician Manual and Curling Canada Level One Certification
Course typically runs Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

LEVEL TWO – Competition Ice Tech

Cost for Level 2 – $300.00 person (plus taxes)
• Pre-Requisite – Level 1 Curling Ice Technician Certification
• Minimum 1 season of Ice Technician Experience after completing the Level 1 Certification.

Registration includes Curling Canada Ice Technician Manual and CC Level Two Certification. Level 2 Course typically runs Friday – 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday – 9:00 am to 5:00 PM

Please contact the CURLSASK Office to register. 306.780-9202