The Ice Technician training courses are offered with the participation of our official partner, Jet Ice.

Providing good ice conditions is essential and ensures that curlers are enjoying the game to the fullest. The same goes for the quality of a golf course for a golfer or for the quality of turf for a soccer player. Therefore, the ice technician is a direct link between curlers and their appreciation for the sport.

The following subjects are covered in levels 1, 2 and 3 of ice technician courses. As the levels process, the topics are discussed with more detail.

Part 1 – Steps to success

  • Qualities of an Ice Technician
  • Ice Maintenance
  • Ice Installation
  • End of season

Part 2 – The water

  • Water Quality
  • Sealing
  • Flooding
  • Pebbling
  • Painting

Part 3 – Maintaining the ice

  • Powerscraping
  • Handscraping
  • Propane Burning
  • Washing the ice
  • Major Maintenance

Part 4 – Temperature and its relationships

Part 5 – Rocks

Part 6 – The Ice Plant

  • System Maintenance
  • Brine
  • Refrigeration

 

The course is offered on demand in any region of Quebec with a minimum of 8 participants.

Consult our calendar to see the next scheduled courses

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Note : any workshop must be paid BEFORE it occurs. If not, 25$ will be added to the registration fees that have to be paid within 30 days after the workshop for it to be recognized and approved by Curling Québec.

Ice Technician Level 1

Course given by Curling Québec
Duration of workshop: 8 hours
Cost: $140 + tax = $160.97 (Curling Canada’s certification included)

Ice Technician Level 2

Course given by Curling Québec
Duration of workshop: 10 hours
Cost: $180 + tax = $206.96 (Curling Canada’s certification included)

Combined : Ice Technician Level 1&2

Course given by Curling Québec
Duration of workshop: 18 hours (over 2 days)
Cost: $300 + tax = $344.93 (Curling Canada’s certifications included)

Ice Technician Level 3

The highly personalized program focuses on making ice in arenas.
Course given by par Curling Canada
Duration of workshop: 5 days
Cost: $500 + tax = $ 574.88 (Curling Canada’s certification included)