Curl BC is pleased to offer an additional service to member clubs and centres beyond the traditional ice technician courses.
At the 2015 Business of Curling Symposium we asked delegates “What can Curl BC do for you?” and received several requests for greater guidance and support for ice technicians.
In response to your feedback, we have established an Ice Tech Mentorship program which will see some of the world’s best ice makers sharing their knowledge and expertise.
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. The team is:
- Dayne Gagnon – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Murray Kutyn – email@example.com
- Dave Merklinger – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mike Merklinger – email@example.com
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 Will Sutton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
FAQ & Resources:
Over the coming months, Curl BC and the Ice Team will develop a resource and FAQ Ice Tech section so, if you have any questions for our ice technicians, get in touch.