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The WORLD CURLING FEDERATION (WCF)
and The GERMAN CURLING ASSOCIATION (DCV)

WCF Ice Technician Course

Date

Monday July 05, 2003 to Thursday July 08 09:00 - 18.00
and
Friday July 09, 2003 09:00 - 16:00

Fees

Euro € 150.00 includes instruction, some course material and WCF Ice Technician participation certificate. The new (revised) WCF Ice Technician Manual (CIE - Curling Ice explained) will be available for purchase.

Entries

Maximum 25 participants. Register here

Course conductors:

Mr. Leif Öhman: Head Ice Maker at World, World Junior and European Curling Championships for more than 15 years. Head Ice Maker at 1998 & 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Educated as traffic and construction engineer. Member of Executive Board - Swedish Curling Assn., and WCF Technical Representative.

Mr. Hans Wuthrich: Head Ice Maker at World, World Junior and European Curling Championships for more than 15 years. Certified Level 4 Canadian Curling Association Ice Technician. Licensed for 200 tons+ refrigeration.  Power Engineer’s Certificate – Province of Manitoba, Canada.

Course Contents

Using the revised WCF Ice Technician Manual (Curling Ice Explained - CIE) numerous topics will be discussed and demonstrated, including:

  • The development of the game and its demand on curling ice
  • Specific definition of curling ice, game tactics
  • The floors of a curling rink
  • Measuring, painting and the lines
  • Actual ice installation
  • Flooding
  • Curling Ice in an arena
  • Maintaining the ice pad (scraping, etc.)
  • Routines and equipment, end of season maintenance
  • Pebbling
  • Temperature and other readings
  • Humidity, heating and ventilation, lighting
  • Water, ice and curling stone quality
  • The refrigeration system and energy.


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