The OCA Ice Team consists of a group of highly qualified Ice Technicians that are available to OCA member clubs at no charge* to assist with any issues they may be experiencing with their ice, equipment or facility. Help for club Ice Technicians in getting more curl or less curl, getting rid of runs, etc. is only as far away as the telephone and if a personal visit is needed, that too can be arranged.
The Ice Team is also available at no charge to work with the club’s Board of Directors to evaluate equipment and the facility and to give advice before large amounts of money are spent. Assessment of rocks and guidance on how to match rocks is also available.
(* The OCA Ice Team Member may negotiate a fee if extra work beyond the scope of the OCA Ice Team guidelines is requested)
Ice Team Club Visit
During a two-hour Ice Team visit, clubs can expect a visual inspection of:
- Ice Shed
- Air Space
- Equipment inventory
- Water temperature
- Brine Test
- Assessment of Equipment State
- Pebbling Can/Heads
- Blades – Nipper/Hand
- Monitoring Equipment/Controller
- Addressing any club specific concerns
Clubs will receive an Ice Team Visit Report which will address the concerns of the club, contain a professional opinion about the state of equipment, current practices inclusive of recommended actions.
*As a requirement of each visit – clubs are required to complete (to the best of their ability) an Ice Plant & Facility Equipment List. We’ll keep this Equipment list on file as a record for your insurance in the event of catastrophic loss of equipment.
The ice is an integral part of any curling club and needs regular attention. To help club ice technicians and volunteers understand the requirements the OCA Ice Team has put together a number of useful documents for download:
Ice Tech Resources
Health and Safety Program OCA Health and Safety Program Complete
- Additional Health and Safety Resources: Section 7 – Appendix – Joint Health and Safety Committee & H&S Rep Guide
- Additional Health and Safety Resources: Section 8 – Guide to WHMIS
Ice Technician Monthly Planner
Industry Supplier List
|Ice Team Member||Zones Serviced||Cell Phone|
|Jon Wall||1, 2, 3, 4||613-816-2956||[email protected]|
|Mark West||4, 5, 6||705-328-5402||[email protected]
|Don Powell||7, 8, 9||647-402-4259||[email protected]|
|Scott Muir||7, 8, 9||905-339-9858||[email protected]|
|Bryan Wilson||10, 11||705-526-8497||[email protected]|
|Dave Pallen||12, 13||905-931-2983||[email protected]|
|Darrin Sinclair||14, 15, 16||519-835-1110||[email protected]|