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Jet Ice Technicians’ Program


2015-16 Ice Technician Courses will be posted over the summer and updated as more courses are confirmed.

2015  Courses

Course Date Location Cost Deadline
 Level 1 September 2-3 2015 Port Moody $315.00  August 26
 Level 1 August 15-16, 2015 Vancouver $315.00 August 3
 Level 2* August 13-16, 2015 Vancouver $420.00  August 3
 Level 1 September 10-11, 2015 Salmon Arm  $315.00 Cancelled
 Level 2* September 8-11, 2015 Salmon Arm $420.00 Cancelled
Level 1 or 2
Sept 10-11 or 8-11, 2015 Salmon Arm $175.00 Cancelled  
Level 1  Sept 19-20, 2015 Vernon $315.00 Sept 10  

Please click on the date to register online.  *A prerequisite is required and will be checked (see below)

For request or host an ice technical course click here. Primary contact for courses is: Will Sutton

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.

Curl BC Head Ice Technician, BJ Gagnon leads Curl BC’s Ice Team (more info coming soon late summer 2015).

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.

Other Resources:

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.

Canadian Curling Association
The Canadian Curling Association has produced a video describing the ice installation and can be viewed online through this link.
CCA blog on Making Great Ice.

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