Füssen, Germany

This course is likely to be fully booked before the registration deadline. If that is the case, then we will have to close the registration early.
StartsSaturday 29th June, 2019
ConcludesWednesday 3rd July, 2019
Course LanguageEnglish
Max Participants20
DeadlineWednesday 15th May, 2019
Fees & Payment
FeesEuro € 320.00
Please note: Should a confirmed participant have to cancel her / his participation after 15 May 2019, an administration fee of Euro € 200.00 will be charged to you.
InclusionsIncludes instruction, course material, sandwiches at lunch and a WCF Ice Technician course participation certificate.
The WCF Ice Technician manual (Curling Ice Explained – CIE) will be available for € 50.00 (The Manual is NOT included in the entry fee).
PaymentTo be paid in cash (Euros only) at the beginning of the course.
VenueBundesleistungszentrum Füssen (Arena)
AddressAm Kobelhang, D – 87629 Füssen, Germany
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Using the WCF Ice Technician Manual (Curling Ice Explained – CIE) numerous topics will be discussed and demonstrated:
  • 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
Rules & Requirements
All participants must be able to understand and communicate in English.
The course is 5 days long and runs all days from 09:00h - 18:00h. Some days might run longer in the evening.
Bring warm clothing and suitable footwear for working on the ice and also bring clothes which may get dirty while we paint the ice!
Mark Callan
  • Director of Kays of Scotland the manufacturer of all curling stones used in Olympic, World, Pacific and European Curling Championships.
  • Deputy Chief Ice Technician at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Chief Ice Technician at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, Chief and Deputy Chief Ice Technician at Worlds, Pacific's and Europeans for more than 15 years, with ice installation and ice making experience on a global basis dating back more than 20 years.
Stefan Röthlisberger
  • Ice-Technician at Bern Curling Club
  • Deputy Chief Ice Technician at 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, Chief Ice Technician at World, World Junior and European Curling Championships for more than 10 years and, before that, Assistant Ice Technician for more than 7 years at different events
  • Certified Level 3 Canadian Curling Association Ice Technician
Scott Arnold
WCF Head of Development
The World Curling FederationPhone:
+ 44-1738 451630
+ 44-1738 451641
All participants in the WCF Courses must arrange their own accommodation. Please check the website http://www.fuessen.de/service/unterkunftssuche.html for hotel prices and availability.
Please note, that Füssen is very busy in June and July – so an early booking is recommended.
Füssen offers rooms from approx. 40 Euros per person – but in their busy summer holiday season the prices may vary.
There are all different types of accommodation available: youth-hostel type accommodation, guest houses, apartments, hotels etc.