Competition Ice Technician

Competition Ice Technician

The term “Competition Ice” is used to describe curling ice installed in an arena (a non-dedicated curling facility, such as a hockey rink) over an existing ice surface for a short-duration competitive event.

Program Delivered by: Curling Canada
Prerequisites required to apply:

Space may be limited; selection based on experience may be required.
One of the following two options
  1. “Certified” Curling Ice Technician Program OR;
  2. “Certified” Level 2 (previous levels system) with Safe Sport Education Module
  • 3+ years experience working as a Certified Curling Ice Technician
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest outlining career aspirations
  • Endorsement letter from Curling Canada Member Association
Program Length: Five-day in-person training. Training will take place during an installation in an arena.
Status at the End of the Workshop "Trained" Competition Ice Technician
Evaluation: Online examination
Status after completion of Evaluation: "Certified" Competition Ice Technician
Who should attend: Certified Curling Ice Technicians who wish to gain more knowledge for their personal professional development. Certified Curling Ice Technicians who want to get involved in competitive events being held in their province/territory.
Learning outcomes: Participants of the Competition Ice Technician workshop can expect to learn about:
  • Leveling ice and flooding
  • Paint/Logo/Line Installation
  • Pebbling/Scraping
  • Scheduling – equipment delivery, TV Camera installation, volunteers
  • Techniques to vary ice conditions to provide optimal speed and curl for the environmental conditions, age/stage/ability/discipline of competitors
  • Monitoring and Managing environment with influence from spectators, TV lights and crew, weather, less control over environments
  • Rock Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Takedown


Questions regarding the Competition Ice Technician program, including the date(s) of forthcoming workshops, should be directed to Don Powell, Manager of Ice Technician Certification with Curling Canada, at or

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