2015-16 Ice Technician Courses will be posted in April or May 2015 and updated as more courses are confirmed.
Curl BC Head Ice Technician: BJ Gagnon
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 and/or paint equipment, or have the annual rental fee for Jet Ice’s water treatment system waived up to a maximum of $875 (single set up) for one year. This has been available to Curl BC member clubs since 2010.
For more details or if your club is interested in hosting a Jet Ice course please email the Curl BC Educational Program Manager, Elisabeth Walker-Young (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 are Level 1 certification are 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.
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.