This course is ideal for the front-line arena operator who is looking for an opportunity to upgrade their skills in basic arena operations. Both experienced and new operators are encouraged to register. This course would also be be suitable for supervisors, managers and other recreation staff members wishing to increase their knowledge and awareness about ice arena operations.
Course Goals and Outcomes:
- A basic understanding of theory and practical applications of ice installations.
- A basic understanding of ice theory, operations, maintenance and quality control.
- A basic understanding of the importance of a preventative maintenance program.
- A basic understanding of arena hockey dasher boards systems, construction, and maintenance.
The ice making portion consists of instruction and practical, hands-on sessions in the making, marking, painting and maintenance of artificial ice surfaces. Participants will require warm work clothing for the on-ice sessions.