Head Curling Ice Technician

The RA is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to act as Head Curling Ice Technician to provide a variety of support services to the Director, Facilities and Asset Management Department, to support other departments, members and guests and ensure effective execution of curling ice operations and maintenance of arena, sport fields, pool and spa operation and general building maintenance.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installation, maintenance and operation, troubleshooting and removal of a six sheet curling rink.
  • Provide direction to other staff on preparation of curling ice for each draw and maintenance.
  • Constant and direct communication with the Recreation Department and Curling Club through the appropriate Recreation Co-ordinator and Recreation Manager.
  • General building repairs and maintenance, including but not limited to basic plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry, equipment maintenance and repairs, building repairs etc.
  • Safe operation and maintenance equipment required for Arena and Curling ice, including but not limited to installation, removal, resurfacing, painting, logos, proper operation of specialized equipment - ice resurfacer, edger, scrapers, burners, etc.
  • Safe operation and maintenance of refrigeration system(s) including readings, basic maintenance, checking and adding oil and draining oil from chiller, basic troubleshooting etc.
  • General custodial duties including but not limited to sweeping, mopping, cleaning washrooms and showers, sanitizing, etc (generally for arena operations).
  • Assist with setup/teardown of special events as required.
  • Safe operation of equipment to properly maintain outdoor sports facilities including soccer pitches, ball diamonds, tennis, volleyball and general ground maintenance as required.
  • Safe operation of equipment and maintenance of swimming pool and spa filtration system.  Including annual opening and closing of outdoor pool, chemical readings, water balancing, troubleshooting, backwash, vacuuming etc.
  • Perform outstanding customer service to our members and users of the facilities in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Requirements: 

  • Have a minimum of grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Curling Ice Technician Level II
  • Basic knowledge of equipment, mechanical and building maintenance.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in recreation building operation environment including arena, curling, pool and spa, sports fields, etc.
  • Able to operate ice resurfacing equipment and knowledge of basic refrigeration.
  • NSPF Certified Pool Operator certification
  • Completion of WHMIS training, First Aid, CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
  • Experience in operation of equipment – tractor, resurfacer, attachments, small tools, etc.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts including evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent public relations and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Must be physically fit, be able to climb, and work from heights, lift and move heavy items (80 lbs), stand, bend and work for extended periods of time while working in a safe manner.



PLEASE NOTE, due to the high volume of applications only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Individuals wishing to apply should submit a letter of introduction as well as their resume. Applications will be accepted by mail or by e-mail.


By mail:

Ross Rankin

Director, Facilities and Asset Management

The Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada

2451 Riverside Drive,

Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7


By email:   jobs@racentre.com

PLEASE ensure that the title of the Job is included in the subject line of your email.


Deadline for application is Friday, July 27, 2018.

The RA is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

RA Centre  |  2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 | 613.733.5100 | racentre@racentre.com