Tag Archives: ice technician

Tag Archives: ice technician

House Call: Advice from an icemaker

October 16, 2013

After a game of curling, there often seems to be a disconnect between the ice conditions and how players think the ice affected their game. Time and time again missed shots are blamed on poor ice conditions.

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Ice technicians gather to learn and share information

September 13, 2013

When the Canadian Curling Association decided to hold a Level 3 Ice Technician course over the summer in Sudbury, Ont., CCA Director of Championship Services and Curling Club Development Danny Lamoureux really had no idea what to expect.

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Making Great Ice: Temperature tips

January 17, 2013

As Chief Ice Technician for the Canadian Curling Association, I am often asked for advice from ice makers in curling centres across the country. One of the most-asked questions is about temperatures for the building, the ice and the pebble.

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Making Great Ice: Why doesn’t my club have championship ice as seen on TV?

December 20, 2012

It’s that time of the year when we start to see lots of curling on TV. For curling fans, it’s exciting to watch. But for club ice makers, it’s a nightmare.

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Making Great Ice: Bonspiels and Wish Lists

November 19, 2012

It’s already November, which means we are now getting into bonspiel season at curling centres across the country.

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Making Great Ice: A Day in the Life at a Curling Championship

March 22, 2012

Here we are at Day 21 in the stretch of ice making at two championship events: the Tim Hortons Brier and the Ford World Women’s Curling Championships. For the icemakers, this is what our typical day looks like.

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Making Great Ice: Answers to Some Mid-Season Questions

January 12, 2012

As the second half of the season progresses, I’m getting lots of questions about ice making problems.

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Making Great Ice: As Seen on TV

December 29, 2011

Soon it will be that time of year when every curler in Canada wants 15-second ice and five feet of curl – a club ice tech’s nightmare.  Let’s put everything in perspective.

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Making Great Ice: Summer Maintenance

July 14, 2011

Now is the time to make sure your sand floor is ready for ice installation in the fall. If you noticed any dark patches coming through your paint during the season, you may have had a small brine leak.

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