Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    April 2020, Online

    Online exam must be completed by April 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, April 06, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, April 12, 2020
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Monday, April 13, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Monday, April 20, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, April 26, 2020
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Sunday, April 26, 2020
    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • Guelph, ON
    • Monday, April 27, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • Sunday, May 31, 2020
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    May 2020, Online

    Online exam must be completed by May 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, May 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, May 10, 2020
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Friday, May 29, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 11:55 PM
    • Stratford, ON
    • 20
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator

    Friday, May 29, 2020
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Stratford Rotary Complex, 353 McCarthy Rd, Stratford, ON - Google Map

    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test

    Instructors: Steve Hardie, RRFA, CIT, CPT, CAP, Director of Parks and Recreation (Retired), Municipality of North Perth

     


    • Monday, June 01, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    June 2020, Online

    Online exam must be completed by June 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, June 01, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Strathroy, ON
    • 24
    Register

    Aquatic Facility Operations

    Monday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    West Middlesex Memorial Centre (Upstairs Meeting Room), 334 Metcalfe St W, Strathroy, ON N7G 1N5 - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructor: Ross Rankin, CRFP, CAT, CPO, Director, Facilities and Asset Management, Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada, RA Centre, Ottawa

    This course is worth 21 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    Please Note:

    According to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Regulation 565, operators of public pools and spas must be trained in the safe operation of the facility. The requirement in Reg. 565 (Public Pools) for operator training is new for operators of public pools. There is no specific training course identified at this time, however the regulation specifies that the operator must be trained in public pool and public spa operation and maintenance, filtration systems, water chemistry and all relevant safety and emergency procedures. There are existing training courses and resources available through many local public health units and industry providers which may be used to meet this requirement.

    Through the Recreational Water Protocol, public health units are required to ensure training materials are available and to promote recreational water facility training to owners and operators. As a guide, courses should contain information on the following topics, which are found in the Recreational Water Protocol:

    1. Public health legislation and regulations, as applicable;
    2. Prevention of illness, injury or death;
    3. Pool water chemistry;
    4. Sanitary operation of other amenities in the facility;
    5. Provision of safety equipment;
    6. Emergency communication and procedures;
    7. Safety supervision;
    8. Admission Standards, as applicable; and
    9. Record keeping.

    • Thursday, June 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, June 05, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Strathroy, ON
    • 23
    Register

    Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA/NSPF) Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®)

    Thursday, June 4 to Friday, June 5, 2020
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    West Middlesex Memorial Centre (Upstairs Meeting Room), 334 Metcalfe St W, Strathroy, ON N7G 1N5 - GOOGLE MAPS


    The two-day NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) course is delivered by a NSPF® Certified instructor who will provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to operate a pool or spa facility.

    Course Information

    Instructor: Ross Rankin, CRFP, CAT, CPO, Director, Facilities and Asset Management, Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada, RA Centre, Ottawa

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tuesday, June 09, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Toronto, ON
    • 79


    Recreation Facilities Emergency Management Forum

    Sunday, June 7, 2020 to Tuesday, June , 2020
    The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada - GOOGLE MAP

    Recreation facility professionals play a vital role in their local communities by ensuring the infrastructure under their care and control are managed to ensure a safe environment for both patrons and staff. However, over the past many years, these facility operations experts’ knowledge and skills in safety awareness are being tasked to a new level of comprehension and application given increasingly alarming instances of varied emergencies impacting communities and the recreation facilities within them.

    The Recreation Facilities Emergency Management Forum is designed to provide an overview of the four integrated functions of emergency management (prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery) within the context of the recreation facility sector. The program, through keynote presentations and concurrent sessions, will highlight issues, events, and real-life case studies related to emergency management at the global, national and local levels. The Forum’s goal is to inform and inspire recreation facility professionals to improve what they already do best: helping to sustain healthy and safe communities.

    More Information


    • Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    • Friday, July 31, 2020
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    July 2020, Online

    Online exam must be completed by July 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Cobden, ON
    • 24
    Register

    Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

    Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Municipal Hall (Lower Hall), 44 Main St, Cobden, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructors: Mark Reinert, CRFP, CIT, CPT, Parks and Facilities Supervisor, Town of Petawawa

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Thursday, July 23, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, July 24, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Cobden, ON
    • 24
    Register

    Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment

    Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24, 2020
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Municipal Hall (Lower Hall), 44 Main St, Cobden, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructors: Mark Reinert, CRFP, CIT, CPT, Parks and Facilities Supervisor, Town of Petawawa

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Monday, July 27, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Oshawa, ON
    • 18
    Register

    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Monday, July 27 to Thursday, July 30, 2020, 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Tribute Communities Centre, 99 Athol St E, Oshawa, ON L1T 1J8, - Google Map

    Course Information

    Prerequisites: Participants should have completed a) Basic Arena Refrigeration or the Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator course; b) and the Ice Making and Painting Technologies course; and c) have two years of practical artificial ice knowledge with some ice resurfacer operational experience or a Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator permit.

    Workplace-Specific Training: Please note this course does not provide participants with hands-on training in driving an ice resurfacer. A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footwear suitable for an ice arena environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: John Archibald, CRFP, CIT, PM, CPO, AMCT, Facility Supervisor, Town of Halton Hills

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Saturday, August 01, 2020
    • Monday, August 31, 2020
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    August 2020, Online

    Online exam must be completed by August 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, August 10, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Oshawa, ON
    • 24
    Register

    Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment

    Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Tribute Communities Centre, 99 Athol St E, Oshawa, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructors: Mark Reinert, CRFP, CIT, CPT, Parks and Facilities Supervisor, Town of Petawawa

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Monday, August 24, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, August 27, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • London, ON
    • 24
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, August 24 to Thursday, August 27, 2020
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Carling Arena, 675 Grosvenor St, London, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Rob Lilbourne, CRFP, CIT, Director of Parks and Recreation, Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    • Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    September 2020, Online

    Online exam must be completed by September 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, September 11, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Newmarket, ON
    • 25
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Tuesday, September 8 to Friday, September 11, 2020
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (Lounge 1), 100 Eagle St, Newmarket, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: 

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, September 14, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, September 17, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thornhill, ON
    • 24
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    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Monday, September 14 to Thursday, September 17, 2020, 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Thornhill Community Centre (B1 & B2 Basement - Main Building), 7755 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON, - Google Map

    Course Information

    Prerequisites: Participants should have completed a) Basic Arena Refrigeration or the Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator course; b) and the Ice Making and Painting Technologies course; and c) have two years of practical artificial ice knowledge with some ice resurfacer operational experience or a Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator permit.

    Workplace-Specific Training: Please note this course does not provide participants with hands-on training in driving an ice resurfacer. A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footwear suitable for an ice arena environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Terry Piche, CRFP, CIT, Technical Director, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Friday, September 18, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Thornhill, ON
    • 18
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    CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based

    Friday, September 18, 2020, 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Thornhill Community Centre, (B1&B2 Basement – Main Building), 7755 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON - Google Map

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Instructor: Terry Piche, CRFP, CIT, Technical Director, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, September 25, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Burlington, ON
    • 9
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    Ice Making and Painting Technologies

    Tuesday, September 22 to Friday, September 25, 2020
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Burlington - Location TBC

    Course Information

    Prerequisites: Participants should have completed the Basic Arena Refrigeration course or the Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator course and have one-year, hands-on, artificial ice experience. It is further recommended that prior to attending this course, participants visit ORFA’s Resource Centre and review materials found in the Arena Ice Operations section www.orfa.com/Ice-Arena-Operations applicable to the topic of ice making

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footwear suitable for an ice arena environment. No exception.

    Instructors: Kevin Hill, CRFP, Recreation Director, Town of Renfrew

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Thursday, October 01, 2020
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • Online
    • 30
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    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    October 2020, Online

    Online exam must be completed by October 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, October 05, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Bradford, ON
    • 24
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    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Monday, October 5 to Thursday, October 8, 2020, 8:30am to 4:30pm

    BWG Leisure Centre (Multi-Purpose Room) - 471 West Park Avenue, Bradford, ON, - Google Map

    Course Information

    Prerequisites: Participants should have completed a) Basic Arena Refrigeration or the Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator course; b) and the Ice Making and Painting Technologies course; and c) have two years of practical artificial ice knowledge with some ice resurfacer operational experience or a Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator permit.

    Workplace-Specific Training: Please note this course does not provide participants with hands-on training in driving an ice resurfacer. A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footwear suitable for an ice arena environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: John Archibald, CRFP, CIT, PM, CPO, AMCT, Facility Supervisor, Town of Halton Hills

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, October 30, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Alexandria, ON
    • 18
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    Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

    Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30, 2020
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Sandfield Centre-Island Park, 102 Derby St W, Alexandria, ON - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructors: Mark Reinert, CRFP, CIT, CPT, Parks and Facilities Supervisor, Town of Petawawa

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Sunday, November 01, 2020
    • Monday, November 30, 2020
    • Online
    • 29
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    November 2020, Online

    Online exam must be completed by November 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Tuesday, December 01, 2020
    • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    December 2020, Online

    Online exam must be completed by December 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Tuesday, December 01, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Mississauga, ON
    • 20
    Register

    CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga, ON - Google Map

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Instructor: Terry Piche, CRFP, CIT, Technical Director, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

Past events

Monday, March 23, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, March 16, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, March 09, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, March 09, 2020 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, March 02, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Sunday, March 01, 2020 CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Legal Awareness II – Managing in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, February 24, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, February 24, 2020 Basic Arena Refrigeration (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, February 24, 2020 Events Planning and Management (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, February 24, 2020 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, February 17, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, February 10, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, February 03, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, February 03, 2020 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Saturday, February 01, 2020 CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online
Thursday, January 30, 2020 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RC)
Monday, January 27, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, January 20, 2020 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, December 16, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, December 09, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, December 09, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 LIVE WEBCAST EVENT - 2019 Facilities Operational Forum and Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Facilities Operational Forum and ORFA Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 2019 Corporate Showcase - Facilities Operational Forum (FOF/AGM)
Monday, December 02, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, December 02, 2019 Cemeterian™ Master Class (RC)
Monday, December 02, 2019 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RC)
Sunday, December 01, 2019 CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online
Monday, November 25, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 18, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 18, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, November 18, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Legal Awareness II – Managing in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, November 11, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 04, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 04, 2019 NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) (RC)
Friday, November 01, 2019 CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Legal Awareness II – Managing in a Recreation Environment (RC)
Monday, October 28, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, October 28, 2019 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, October 21, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, October 21, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Monday, October 21, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, October 21, 2019 Cemeterian™ Operations and Management (RC)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, October 07, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Water Chemistry Basics
Monday, September 30, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, September 30, 2019 Leadership Skills for Recreation Professionals (RC)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, September 23, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, September 23, 2019 Events Planning and Management (RC)
Monday, September 16, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, September 09, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, September 09, 2019 Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations (RC)
Monday, September 09, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 Basic Arena Refrigeration (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Sunday, September 01, 2019 CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online
Monday, August 26, 2019 Safe Ice Resurfacer Ope