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2018-19 Ice Technician Courses will be posted and updated as more courses are confirmed.

 

For requests to host an ice technician course click here. The primary contact for courses is: Kimberly Dennis

Event type Date Location Cost Entry deadline*
(11:45pm)
Level 1 Sept 29-30 Cranbrook $315 Curl BC Member/ $360 Non Member September 17th, 2018
Level 1 Dec 14-15  Cloverdale $315 Curl BC Member/ $360 Non Member  December 7th, 2018
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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.

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 please email the Curl BC Education & Camps Coordinator, Kimberly Dennis  (604-333-3619)


 

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.

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