Ice Tech Certification Levels

The Curling Canada Ice Technician Program is a five level program.  The first three levels of the program are designed to assist the Ice Technician to make excellent ice in the curling clubs.  Level 4 and 5 focus on ice making in arenas for major competitions.

Level 1

Level 1 is a two day program that is open to Ice Technicians, curling club ice chairmen, volunteers and curlers.  The 2 day program has a broad prospective with a focus on ice maintenance in the curling club.  The course is a mix of theory and practical experienced.

Level 2

Level 2 is a three day program, usually held in the summer or early fall.  The Level 2 Course is designed for the Ice Technician who has two to three years of experience and has completed the Level 1 Course.  Level 2 focuses on the installation of curling ice and advanced information on ice maintenance.  This course is very much a hands on course.  There is greater emphasis placed on practical components.

Level 3

Level 3 is a four day program, designed for the experienced Ice Technician who has completed the Level 2 Course.  The Level 3 Course has a broad technical prospective with a strong refrigeration component.  The course is a mix of theory and the practical completion of an audit of a curling club.

Level 4

The Level 4 Program is conducted by the Canadian Curling Association.  Level 4 Ice Technicians have successfully completed their level 3 course.  Level 4 Ice Techs are appointed by Curling Canada in cooperation and supported by the provincial/territorial governing body.  The highly personalised program focuses on making ice in arenas.

Level 5

Level 5 Ice Techs are accomplished arena ice makers.

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