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