2015-16 Ice Technician Courses will be posted and updated as more courses are confirmed.
Ice Technician Course requirements/prerequisites:
No ice technicians shall be permitted to challenge the Level 1 or 2 courses. Level 1 certified ice makers must have two years of working as an ice technician before taking the Level 2 course. Certified Level 2 ice technicians must have an additional three years before taking the Level 3 course (i.e. 5 years total experience as the lead ice tech before being eligible for Level 3).
To qualify for a refresher or audit of Level 1 or Level 2 course. The ice tech must have completed that level of certification in the past. This will be checked against Curl BC/Curling Canada’s databases.
Jet Ice is the title sponsor of the “Jet Ice Technician Program.” This program is headed by BJ Gagnon, Curl BC Provincial Ice Technician and delivers the following courses: Championship Ice Making to Levels 1, Level 2 & Level 3.
Clubs hosting Jet Ice Technician may receive their choice of a $250 credit toward Jet Ice paint, logos, paint equipment or water treatment rental tanks.
For more details or if your club is interested in hosting a Jet Ice course please email the Curl BC Educational Program Manager, Will Sutton (604-333-3622)
A Level 1* course lasts two days and contains information on all aspects of curling ice maintenance, such as using a scraper and burner, plus sweeping and pebbling techniques.
A Level 2* course is a four day program, and includes a refrigeration segment, classroom instruction and ice installation. The prerequisite for Level 2 is Level 1 certification and two years experience as a curling club ice-maker.
Championship Ice Making (CIM) is a course designed by Curl BC to provide instruction to club ice technicians who want to take their ice-making skills to the next level. The course not only deals with making, maintaining, and troubleshooting ice but also new ideas and procedures in ice maintenance including, scrape patterns, pebbling techniques, temperature regulation, humidity, and power points. You do not need to be a Level 1 or Level 2 certified ice technician to participate in the Championship Ice Making courses. Members of curling club Boards of Directors, managers etc are all welcome to attend.
Ice makers wanting to move into level 3 should contact the Curl BC office.
*It is not possible to take both Level 1 and Level 2 on the same weekend.
Curl BC Ice Tech Mentorship program
Curl BC has developed an Ice Tech Mentorship program that will see some of the world’s best ice makers sharing their knowledge and expertise with curling centre ice technicians. You can find out more about the mentorship program here.
Ice Facility Operator Course
The Recreation Facilities Association of B.C. has developed an ice facility operator course that has been approved by the B.C. Safety Authority. For more information on this course visit the RFABC website.