Tue, 19 Oct 2021 14:00:00 GMTWed, 20 Oct 2021 22:30:00 GMT

Tue, 19 Oct 2021, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CST
Wed, 20 Oct 2021, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST

Location: Rod Hamm Memorial Arena, Saskatoon, SK

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

Registration deadline is October 12!

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 maintenance. Emphasis will be on operation of ice resurfacer, edger, ice thickness, ice leveling, etc. Ice installation will be discussed more in the classroom portion of the course. Several complementary topics are discussed, as well, 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. Furthermore, this course will discuss and share best practices with the registrants.

Topics covered along with class participation include:

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

Primary Audience: Arena workers and supervisors who require a better understanding of ice maintenance, science of ice and industry best practices.

Length of Training: 2-day course. Course starts at approximately 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on consecutive days.

Mode of Training: The course is designed to provide a balance of classroom instruction and practical.

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

Accommodations: It is the responsibility of the registrant to arrange and pay for accommodations.

Meals: Meals are not included in the registration fee.

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.

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 thanna@spra.sk.ca.