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Jet Ice Technicians’ Program

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2019-2020 Ice Technician Courses will be posted and updated as more courses are confirmed.

 

Jet Ice is the title sponsor of the “Jet Ice Technician Program.” This program 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  click here or email the Curl BC Education & Camps Coordinator, Kimberly Dennis  (604-333-3619)


Jet Ice Level 1 Course

This is a 2 day course provides development on all areas of curling ice maintenance: using a scraper, using a burner, sweeping techniques, pebbling techniques, and Ice maker insights.

Course Fees

  • Curl BC Member: $315 per individual or $1000 for 4 club representatives
  • Non- Member: $360 per individual or $1300 for 4 club representatives

Register for a Level 1 Course

  • Location: Kelowna Curling Club
  • Date: June 29th & 30th 2019 **Registration Deadline June 21, 2019
  • Lead Instructor: Mike Merklinger and/or Norm Scott
  • Register Here: Kelowna Level 1

 

  • Location: Langley Curling Centre
  • Date: September 7th & 8th 2019 **Registration Deadline August 29, 2019
  • Lead Instructor: Mike Merklinger and/or Norm Scott
  • Register Here: Langley Level 1


Jet Ice Level 2 Course

This is a 3-4 day provides development for practical ice installation techniques, technical training, and refrigeration concepts.

Pre-Requisites

Level 1 Certified + 2 years experience as club ice technician

  • Level 1 Ice Technicians with less than 2 years of experience may take the course, but will not be issued certification until they have 2 years of experience as a club ice technician.

Course Fees

  • Curl BC Member: $420 per individual or $1350 for 4 club representatives
  • Non- Member: $480 per individual or $1725 for 4 club represntatives

Register for a Level 2 Course

  •  Location: Kelowna Curling Club
  • Date: June 29th, 30th & July 1st ** Registration Deadline June 21st, 2019
  • Lead Instructor: Mike Merklinger
  • Register Here: Kelowna Level 2

 

  • Location: Langley Curling Centre
  • Date: September 6th-9th 2019 **Registration Deadline August 29th, 2019
  • Lead Instructor: Mike Merklinger
  • Register Here: Langley Level 2


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.


Jet Ice Level 3 Course

Ice makers wanting to move into level 3 should contact the Curl BC office or Curling Canada.

  • Level 3 is a Curling Canada Program
  • 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).

Additional Information

  • 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.

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.

*It is not possible to take both Level 1 and Level 2 on the same weekend.

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