Ice Technician Resources
Welcome to the hub for ice makers across Canada! We have videos, articles and other helpful information to assist curling ice technicians.
If you have any questions regarding ice making, please speak with Greg Ewasko [email protected].
We are pleased to share with you a video describing the installation of ice from start to finish. While this video was filmed at an arena installation, most of the tips and tricks of the trade are noted and shown here. We know you will find it interesting, informative and helpful as your club or ice technician begins their installation. Curling Canada is grateful to the World Curling Federation for their financial assistance to this project from their Development Assistance Programme.
We also encourage you to watch the informational videos on rock maintenance, as well as the ice grants for infrastructure.
If you would like an accessible version of these videos, please email [email protected].
If you would like to download the video to your computer, we recommend using KeepVid.
Don’t take curling for granite by Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports Feb 19, 2010
How Curling Stones are Made Discovery / Science Channel’s “How It’s Made” Curling Stone episode
Curling Industry Looks to the Pacific Rim by Jack Kohane – Business Edge 05/12/2005 – Vol. 1, No. 9
Making Great Ice by Jamie Bourassa
- Let’s get started!
- Are you prepared?
- Scraping Patterns
- Temperature Tips
- Why doesn’t my club have championship ice as seen on TV?
- Bonspiels and Wish Lists
- Some Advice for Curlers
- Starting the season right
- Season’s End
- A Day in the Life at a Curling Championship
- Avoiding Runs
- Just another day…
- Answers to Some Mid-Season Questions
- As Seen on TV
- Tis the Season!
- Scraping problems
- Experimenting with pebbling and scraping
- Did you scrape?
- Circles and lines
- Summer Maintenance