Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:30:00 GMTTue, 20 Oct 2020 22:30:00 GMT

October 19-20, 2020
Don Ross Arena (Saint Thomas Drive)
North Battleford, SK


Prior to registration, participants will be required to read, understand and follow SPRA's COVID-19 Mitigation Measures and other COVID-19 protocols that may be in place during this training program.

This course has been updated for the 2020-21 season.  This course provides a detailed account of ice installation and maintenance practices.  The practical work of this course will focus on ice maintenance.  Emphasis will be on the operation of ice resurfacer, edger, ice thickness, ice leveling, etc.  Ice installation will be discussed more in the classroom portion of the course.  All the topics discussed are related to the successful and safe operation of an arena facility.  Furthermore, this course will discuss and share industry best practices with the participants.

Topics covered along with class participation include:

  • Principles of Ice Making – Ice Maintenance and Quality Control
  • Air Quality
  • Dasher Board Systems
  • Basic Refrigeration
  • Ice Resurfacer – Maintenance, Operation and Safety

COVID-19 PPE: Participants are required to provide their own facemasks, hand sanitizer, gloves and facial tissues.

Health & Safety: Proper steel toe footwear, ice cleats and clothing is required, as we will be on the ice surface for extended periods performing tasks related to ice installation/maintenance.

Maximum Size: 20 participants to maintain social distancing requirements.

Length of Training:  This is a 2-day course.  Course starts at approximately 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on consecutive days. 

Mode of Training:  The course is designed to provide a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on practice. 

Course Materials:  Registrants will receive an Arena Operators Level 1 binder of the topics covered in the course.

Certificate:  A certificate of completion will be issued to the participant upon successful completion of the course.

Course Facilitator: Canadian Arena Services

For more information, contact Tim Hanna, SPRA Consultant, by phone at (306) 604-9449, or by email at thanna@spra.sk.ca

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