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Club Ice Technician Program

Ice Tech Assistant Workshop – Registration Open

Designed to teach assistants and volunteers the basic maintenance of ice. This is replacing the previous “Level 1” course. This is a day 7-8 hour course where participants can expect to learn:

  • Safety
  • Opening Procedures
  • Scraping
  • Pebbling
  • Nipping
  • Cleaning
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Closing Procedures
  • Draw Change Procedures

Pre-Requisites: None
Fees: $110.00+gst for Curl BC Members, $150.00+gst for non Curl BC members.

Upcoming Courses: 

  • Host Facility: Richmond Curling Centre
  • Address: 5540 Hollybridge Way, Richmond B.C
  • Date: Three Wednesdays, October 12, 19, and 26, 2022.
  • Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
  • Register deadline: October 7th, 2022.
  • Register HERE 

Ice Technician Practical

This new multi day course is designed to teach the Ice Technician how to install curling ice and a review of maintenance procedures. This portion is replacing the previous “Level 2” Course.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Floors
  • Spraying and Flooding
  • Painting
  • Blades
  • Ice Equipment
  • Plant Equipment
  • Rocks
  • Pebbling and Water Quality

Fees: $800.00 (Discount of $300 offered to Curl BC Ice Technicians Working with Curl BC Member Clubs. Use the Code BCICETECH )


Ice Technician Team:

  • Mike Merklinger
  • Norm Scott
  • Dave Merklinger
  • Don Powell

Previous Courses:

  • Location: Kamloops Curling Club
  • Date: August 13th-16th

Curling Canada has created a list of the requirements for final full certification but are not pre-requisites for attending. These are:

  • Successfully complete in person Club Ice Technician Course.
  • Working under the mentorship of a certified ice technician for 1 full season.
  • Complete the World Curling Federation “Introduction to Maintaining Ice” Course found HERE 
  • Ammonia Safety Awareness Program

Our Mentors have made ice for world-class events including Vancouver 2010, the Brier and the Scotties, and have a wealth of experience at club level. Contact Paul at to contact one of our Curl BC Mentors.

A club will have an opportunity to request an on-site and in-person one- to three-day mentorship between a Curl BC Ice Team member and their club’s ice technician. This Curl BC Ice Team service is not meant to take away from the courses, as such it is delivered to a maximum of two club specific ice techs. Where more than two ice techs are interested, a course will be delivered in place of the mentorship session.

Topics covered in mentorship sessions include a walk-through of your facility, a review of your club’s history and the philosophy of the ice techs, plant and water testing, discussions about the club’s priorities and a review of the equipment and rocks.

Mentorship costs & details:

Mentorship will cost member clubs $300/day + expenses and Curl BC will subsidize with an additional $100.00/per day. Payment for the sessions should be made to Curl BC. To request a mentorship session please email Paul Cseke (

Non-members can negotiate directly with Curl BC Ice Team member but they will not receive the $100.00 subsidy from Curl BC or registration assistance.

Currently, these mentorship sessions will not act as certification opportunities and are intended to enhance the lessons learned on the Jet Ice qualification program.