Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:00:00 GMTTue, 21 Sep 2021 22:30:00 GMT

Dates/Times: Sept 20, 2021, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sept 21, 2021, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Fairview Arena, Swift Current

Cost: Member - $341.25, Non-Member - $393.75

About this event

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.

The practical work of this course will focus on ice installation. Ice maintenance will be discussed more in the classroom portion of the course. Several complementary topics are discussed, including best practices, to provide participants with a well-rounded knowledge of arena industry practices. All the aspects discussed are related to the successful and safe operation of an arena facility.

Topics covered along with class participation include:

  • Principles of Ice Making

  • Air Quality

  • Dasher Board Systems

  • Basic Refrigeration Operation

  • Ice Resurfacer – Maintenance, Operation and Safety

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.

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.

Course Facilitator: Andrew Higgins, Business Manager, Canadian Arena Services

For more information, contact Tim Hanna, SPRA Consultant, by phone at (306) 604-9449, or by email at