Career Opportunity: Head Ice Technician

Duncan Curling Club, British Columbia

Duncan Curling Club operating out of The Glen Harper Curling Center in Duncan BC in the heart of the Cowichan Valley is looking for an experienced Ice Maker to join their team for the 2023/2024 season and beyond.

We are looking for an experienced ice maker to work with our great group of members/volunteers and board of directors to continue to operate one of the best curling clubs and facilities on Vancouver Island.

This position would be a contract position

We are seeking a highly motivated Ice Technician, to join our team for the 2023/2024 curling season.

This is a seasonal position comes with the opportunity of further involvement in club management and operations for the right candidate.

This position requires the individual to do the day to day maintenance of our five (5) sheet curling facility.

Overall General Responsibilities will include:

Ice installation, rings, lines,signage and hack installations

Preparing and maintaining the ice surface daily to the highest possible standard

Ensuring tools are properly maintained and serviced as required and maintain a service log

Start up and shutdown of Ice Plant and to ensure the plant ice log is kept up to date

Perform a scrape where possible every 2nd draw, pebble and nip done prior to each league and rental draw. Flood as required to maintain ice surface at highest possible standard.

Perform mid-season major ice maintenance during the clubs curling break over Christmas

Assess and perform rock maintenance/rock repair as required. Interface with members and the board to gather information on ice and rock conditions

Spring removal of ice, rings & signage and storage of rocks and equipment, cleaning and drying of floor,

Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with members and their guest

Maintaining service logs to support Technical Safety requirements
What we Offer Competitive wages Staff privileges which include curling

What you Offer

2 years of experience in Curling Ice
Level 2 Ice Technician certificate
Willingness to learn
A passion for people and service excellence
Excellent communication skills
Being a curler and having some knowledge of curling and ice conditions would be an asset
Computer skills would also be an asset
We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Duncan Curling Club is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, or veteran status

The Cowichan Valley – who doesn’t want to live here????

Most of the population lives along the east coast, where farming in the lush, rolling Cowichan and Chemainus Valleys has gone hand in hand with logging since Vancouver Island was an independent colony. Whether it’s adrenaline or unwinding you crave, you’ll find it here. Enjoy world-class kayaking, the best flyfishing anywhere, hiking through ancient rainforests, mountain biking, salmon fishing, kayaking, championship year-round golf or cruising our spectacular coastline. Follow all of that with a gourmet meal at the vineyard or a craft beer at one of the many local breweries, a stroll through seaside or the amazing downtown shops, an evening of live theatre and you’ll start to see the world differently and understand why this community is one of the most sought after communities on Vancouver Island.

Ice Operations- Job Description

The ice maker duties will provide all labour and supervision necessary including ice operations and other duties as listed below to install, maintain and manage 5 sheets of curling ice and other maintenance duties for the Duncan Curling Club as follows:

Commence the Ice installation by September 15, of each year and have the installation completed by October 05 of the year, including but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the painting of the ice white, the installation of the rings on the ice, the laying of the tape lines and installing in ice advertising as directed by the board of directors and fund raising committees.

Maintaining optimum ice surfaces by using ice scraper, as necessary, but not less than three times per week during curling season.

Maintain in a manner acceptable to the Duncan Curling Club, the curling ice surface is an surrounding rank including but not limited to

-pebbling and mopping the ice

-cleaning around the hack areas

-cleaning the back board inside a board areas

Ensuring sufficient qualified staffing levels for bonspiels, tour events, special events, ice rentals and leagues as is necessary.

Maintain iceplant and related equipment as necessary. Including all necessary log books and reporting for warranty information. Report any serious problems to the Chair of the Board of Directors and the Building Committee Chair via email or telephone within 12 hours.

Removal of ice, storage of equipment and clean rink at conclusion of curling season.

Other duties

Meet and provide report to the board of directors at their regular monthly meetings.

Maintain a good working relationship with other employees or contractors working for DCC and Forward any complaints or concerns to the chair of the board of directors.

Report only to duly named directors who are responsible for the ice maker.

For the period of March 15th to September 1st attend the Duncan curling club regularly at least once per week to inspect building and equipment.

Additional duties may include being required to host regional, provincial or national playdowns at the Club. Ad will remain active until filled

Job Types: Fixed term contract, Seasonal
Contract length: 12 months

Salary: $40,000.00-$50,000.00 per year


Casual dress


Day shift
Evening shift
Every Weekend
Ability to commute/relocate:

DUNCAN, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Curling Ice Making: 2 years (required)
Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2023-02-28
Expected start date: 2023-06-01

Conact: Jennifer Woike – [email protected]