Ice Technician Development
Courses and information
Ice Technician pathway
Ontario’s Ice Technicians are among the best in the world. The Ontario Curling Council is committed to providing ongoing training and support so that Curling facilities have access to personnel who can create great ice surfaces for curling facilities in Ontario.
Curling Canada’s Ice Technician Training and Certification Pathway consists of two streams. The Curling Centre Stream is intended for individuals who are installing and maintaining ice within a dedicated curling facility for league and bonspiel play. The Competition Ice Stream is intended for individuals installing ice in an arena (non-dedicated curling facility) over an existing ice surface for a short term competitive event.
The Ontario Curling Council is the delivery agent for the Curling Centre stream. The program has been recently updated (2022). Curling Canada is the delivery agent of the Competition Stream Programs.
Assistant Curling Ice Technician
This program is designed for individuals who will work under the guidance of a Certified Ice Technician. The Assistant Curling Ice Technician program is ideal for volunteers or young people who will help with daily maintenance and draw change procedures.
Curling Ice Technician
This program is designed for individuals who are new to the industry and who are looking for a career in ice making and need to learn the skills of installing, maintaining and removing ice in a dedicated curling facility for league and bonspiel play. These individuals may need to supervise Assistant Curling Ice Technicians as well.
Competition Ice Technician
This program is designed for already-certified Curling Ice Technicians who wish to gain more knowledge for their personal professional development, or for Certified Curling Ice Technicians who want to get involved in competitive events being held in their province/territory.