Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • Monday, February 19, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, February 25, 2018
    • 11:59 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
    • Monday, February 26, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, March 01, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Sioux Lookout ON
    • 4
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    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, February 26 to Thursday, March 1, 2018
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Sioux Lookout -Heritage Railway Station, 49 Front St, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1C8

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge. More 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: Graham Nesbitt, RRFA, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Monday, February 26, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • 11:59 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
    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Petawawa, ON
    • 10
    Register

    Safe Arena Refrigeration Plant Operator

    This is a refresher course designed for operators who completed Basic Arena Refrigeration more than five years previously, and who may have no desire to pursue more advanced courses in the subject. The course is also suitable as a high-level overview of refrigeration information appropriate for full-time and part-time recreation staff. The course instructors are ice arena practitioners. More Information

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Petawawa Civic Centre – Banquet Hall-2nd Floor (Arena), 16 Civic Centre Rd, Petawawa, ON K8H 3H5 -  Google Map

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

    • Thursday, March 01, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Astorville, ON
    • 28
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    Safe Arena Refrigeration Plant Operator

    This is a refresher course designed for operators who completed Basic Arena Refrigeration more than five years previously, and who may have no desire to pursue more advanced courses in the subject. The course is also suitable as a high-level overview of refrigeration information appropriate for full-time and part-time recreation staff. The course instructors are ice arena practitioners. More Information

    Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    East Ferris Community Centre, 1267 Village Rd, Astorville, ON P0H 1B0 -  Google Map

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

    • Monday, March 05, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Vankleek Hill, ON
    • 10
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, March 5 to Thursday, March 8, 2018
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Vankleek Hill Community Centre - Arena/Reception Hall 36 Mill St, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 - 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. More 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: Graham Nesbitt, RRFA, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Monday, March 19, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Garson, ON
    • 22
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    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, March 19 to Thursday, March 22, 2018
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    City of Sudbury - Garson Hall 100 Church St, Garson, ON P3L 1T7 - 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. More 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.

    Instructors: Graham Nesbitt, RRFA, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Terrace Bay, ON
    • 20
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    Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

    Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Terrace Bay Community Centre, 1 Selkirk Ave, Terrace Bay ON P0T 2W0- Google Map

    The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The regulation came into force July 1, 2014. To ensure that persons working within the recreation industry are receiving the most current and up to date health and safety information, the ORFA has partnered with Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) in the development and delivery of these materials. PSHSA is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour and works with Ontario’s Public and Broader Public Sector employers and workers, providing training, consulting and resources to reduce workplace risks and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses. More Information

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

    • Monday, March 26, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Oshawa, ON
    • 3
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    Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

    Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Tribute Communities Centre, 99 Athol St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1J8- Google Map

    The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The regulation came into force July 1, 2014. To ensure that persons working within the recreation industry are receiving the most current and up to date health and safety information, the ORFA has partnered with Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) in the development and delivery of these materials. PSHSA is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour and works with Ontario’s Public and Broader Public Sector employers and workers, providing training, consulting and resources to reduce workplace risks and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses. More Information

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

    • Monday, March 26, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Alexandria, ON
    • 20
    Register

    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Monday, March 26 to Thursday, March 29, 2018
    8:30am to 4:30pm

    Glengarry Sports Palace 170 MacDonald Blvd., Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0 - Google Map

    In this course, participants will learn skills to create exceptional ice, troubleshoot poor ice conditions, perform ice maintenance, and operate and maintain equipment while ensuring a safe physical setting. 

    This course is not designed to make a worker a completely competent ice resurfacer driver. It has been created to demonstrate industry best practices with regard to the operation and care of a vital and expensive piece of ice maintenance equipment. The ice resurfacer is a complicated piece of heavy equipment that requires a concise understanding of how it works, what adjustments must be maintained and what ongoing regular maintenance must be conducted by the operator to ensure it provides trouble-free operation. Ongoing workplace specific training must take place once the participant completes this training course. 

    The ORFA works closely with both Zamboni and Resurfice Corporation in providing the most up-to-date operational information to participants during this course training course. More 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 trainingcific

    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.

    More Information

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

    • Monday, March 26, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • London, ON
    • 0
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    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, March 26 to Thursday, March 29, 2018
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Earl Nichols Arena, 799 Homeview Rd, London, ON N6C 5J4 - 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. More 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.

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

    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • Friday, May 04, 2018
    • Guelph, ON
    • Monday, April 30, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 01, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Vaughan, ON
    • 22
    Register

    Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Refrigeration Operator-Class B Examination Preparatory Course (13-days)

    Monday, April 30 to Friday, June 30, 2018  9am to 5pm

    Dates and Locations: 

    • Monday, April 30th to Thursday, May 3rd (U of G)
      • Guelph Location: U of Guelph – MacKinnon Building, Guelph, ON
    • Tuesday, May 22nd to Friday, May 25th (Vaughan City Hall)
      • Vaughan Location: Vaughan City Hall – Multi Purpose Room (MPR)
        2141 Major Mackenzie Dr, Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
    • Monday, May 28th to Friday, June 1st (Vaughan City Hall)
      • Vaughan Location: Vaughan City Hall – Multi Purpose Room (MPR)
        2141 Major Mackenzie Dr, Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1

    TSSA Examination Day: 

    This is an very intensive, advanced course designed for operators of industrial and recreation refrigeration plants that are in the final stages of preparation for writing the Refrigeration Operator Class “B” examination in accordance with the Operating Engineers Regulation made under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 (O. Reg. 219/01). This course is designed for operators with a very strong working knowledge of refrigeration or who have completed Basic Arena Refrigeration, Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator, and Recreation Facilities Environmental Systems courses, plus hold practical experience in the related subject areas. Participants in this course will be required to adequately review and understand TSSA’s Refrigeration Operator “B” Certification and Examination Guide, as published by TSSA at www.tssa.org. The course instructors are provincially-licensed refrigeration professionals.

    Instructor: Tony Panetta, Training and Service Support Specialist, CIMCO

    • Monday, April 30, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Guelph, Ontario
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    • Monday, May 14, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Kenora, ON
    • 21
    Register

    Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

    Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Kenora Recreation Centre, 18 Mike Richards Way, Kenora, ON P9N 1L2- Google Map

    The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The regulation came into force July 1, 2014. To ensure that persons working within the recreation industry are receiving the most current and up to date health and safety information, the ORFA has partnered with Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) in the development and delivery of these materials. PSHSA is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour and works with Ontario’s Public and Broader Public Sector employers and workers, providing training, consulting and resources to reduce workplace risks and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses. More Information

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

    • Monday, June 04, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, June 07, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Peterborough, ON
    • 20
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    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, June 4 to Thursday, June 7, 2018
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, ON K9J 5K5 - 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. More 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

    • Friday, June 08, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Peterborough, ON
    • 16
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    Safe Arena Refrigeration Plant Operator

    This is a refresher course designed for operators who completed Basic Arena Refrigeration more than five years previously, and who may have no desire to pursue more advanced courses in the subject. The course is also suitable as a high-level overview of refrigeration information appropriate for full-time and part-time recreation staff. The course instructors are ice arena practitioners. More Information

    Friday, June 8, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, ON K9J 5K5 -  Google Map

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

    • Tuesday, July 03, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, July 06, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Keewatin, ON
    • 30
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    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Tuesday, July 3 to Friday, July 6, 2018
    8:30am to 4:30pm

    Keewatin Memorial Arena, 930 Front St, Keewatin, ON P0V 3G0 - Google Map

    In this course, participants will learn skills to create exceptional ice, troubleshoot poor ice conditions, perform ice maintenance, and operate and maintain equipment while ensuring a safe physical setting. 

    This course is not designed to make a worker a completely competent ice resurfacer driver. It has been created to demonstrate industry best practices with regard to the operation and care of a vital and expensive piece of ice maintenance equipment. The ice resurfacer is a complicated piece of heavy equipment that requires a concise understanding of how it works, what adjustments must be maintained and what ongoing regular maintenance must be conducted by the operator to ensure it provides trouble-free operation. Ongoing workplace specific training must take place once the participant completes this training course. 

    The ORFA works closely with both Zamboni and Resurfice Corporation in providing the most up-to-date operational information to participants during this course training course. More 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 trainingcific

    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.

    More Information

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, RRFA, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Monday, July 09, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, July 12, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Orillia, ON
    • 19
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    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Monday, July 9 to Thursday, July 12, 2018
    8:30am to 4:30pm

    City of Orillia – Rotary Place, 100 University Ave, Orillia, ON L3V 0B9 - Google Map

    In this course, participants will learn skills to create exceptional ice, troubleshoot poor ice conditions, perform ice maintenance, and operate and maintain equipment while ensuring a safe physical setting. 

    This course is not designed to make a worker a completely competent ice resurfacer driver. It has been created to demonstrate industry best practices with regard to the operation and care of a vital and expensive piece of ice maintenance equipment. The ice resurfacer is a complicated piece of heavy equipment that requires a concise understanding of how it works, what adjustments must be maintained and what ongoing regular maintenance must be conducted by the operator to ensure it provides trouble-free operation. Ongoing workplace specific training must take place once the participant completes this training course. 

    The ORFA works closely with both Zamboni and Resurfice Corporation in providing the most up-to-date operational information to participants during this course training course. More 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 trainingcific

    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.

    More Information

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, RRFA, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Monday, September 10, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, September 13, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thornhill, ON
    • 30
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    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Monday, September 10 to Thursday, September 13, 2018
    8:30am to 4:30pm

    Thornhill Community Centre (B1 & B2 Basement - Main Building), 7755 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON L3T 4P1 - Google Map

    In this course, participants will learn skills to create exceptional ice, troubleshoot poor ice conditions, perform ice maintenance, and operate and maintain equipment while ensuring a safe physical setting. 

    This course is not designed to make a worker a completely competent ice resurfacer driver. It has been created to demonstrate industry best practices with regard to the operation and care of a vital and expensive piece of ice maintenance equipment. The ice resurfacer is a complicated piece of heavy equipment that requires a concise understanding of how it works, what adjustments must be maintained and what ongoing regular maintenance must be conducted by the operator to ensure it provides trouble-free operation. Ongoing workplace specific training must take place once the participant completes this training course. 

    The ORFA works closely with both Zamboni and Resurfice Corporation in providing the most up-to-date operational information to participants during this course training course. More 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 trainingcific

    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.

    More Information

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, RRFA, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Monday, November 19, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, November 22, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thornhill, ON
    • 29
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    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, November 19 to Thursday, November 22, 2018
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Thornhill Community Centre (B1 & B2 Basement - Main Building), 7755 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON L3T 4P1 - 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. More 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: Graham Nesbitt, RRFA, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Monday, December 03, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Mississauga, ON
    • 30
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    CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based

    Monday, December 3, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1 -  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: Graham Nesbitt, RRFA, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

Past events

Monday, February 12, 2018 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, February 05, 2018 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, January 29, 2018 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, January 22, 2018 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, December 18, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, December 11, 2017 Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations (RC)
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 LIVE WEBCAST EVENT - 2017 Facilities Operational Forum and Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Facilities Operational Forum and ORFA Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2017 Corporate Showcase - Facilities Operational Forum (FOF/AGM)
Monday, December 04, 2017 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RC)
Monday, November 27, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 27, 2017 Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, November 20, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 13, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 13, 2017 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Monday, November 13, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, November 13, 2017 Cemeterian™ Operations and Management (RC)
Monday, November 06, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, October 30, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, October 30, 2017 Cemeterian™ Operations and Management (RC)
Monday, October 23, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, October 16, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, October 16, 2017 Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, October 09, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, October 02, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Friday, September 22, 2017 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, September 18, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, September 18, 2017 Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations (RC)
Monday, September 11, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, September 11, 2017 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, August 28, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, August 28, 2017 Ice Making and Painting Technologies (RC)
Monday, August 21, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Ice Making and Painting Technologies (RC)
Monday, August 07, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, July 31, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Ice Making and Painting Technologies (RC)
Monday, July 24, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Legal Awareness II – Managing in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, July 17, 2017 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Monday, July 17, 2017 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, June 26, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, June 19, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, June 19, 2017 Ice Making and Painting Technologies (RC)
Monday, June 12, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, June 05, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Friday, June 02, 2017 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Aquatic Facility Operations - Beyond the Basics (RC)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, May 29, 2017 Essentials of Swimming Pool Operations (RC)
Monday, May 15, 2017 Basic Arena Refrigeration (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, May 01, 2017 2017 ORFA EXPO - Free Pass
Monday, May 01, 2017 2017 ORFA EXPO
Sunday, April 30, 2017 62nd Annual Professional Development Program
Monday, April 24, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, April 17, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, April 10, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, April 10, 2017 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (RC)
Monday, April 10, 2017 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, April 03, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, March 27, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, March 27, 2017 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, March 20, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, March 20, 2017 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Monday, March 20, 2017 Safe Arena Refrigeration Plant Operator (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, March 13, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, March 06, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, March 06, 2017 Basic Arena Refrigeration (RC)
Monday, February 27, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, February 20, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, February 13, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, February 06, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, January 30, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, January 23, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, January 16, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, January 02, 2017 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, December 19, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Thursday, December 15, 2016 Safe Arena Refrigeration Plant Operator (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 LIVE WEBCAST EVENT - 2016 Facilities Operational Forum and Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Facilities Operational Forum and ORFA Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2016 Corporate Showcase - Facilities Operational Forum (FOF/AGM)
Monday, December 05, 2016 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RC)
Monday, November 28, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 21, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 14, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, November 07, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Thursday, November 03, 2016 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RC)
Monday, October 31, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Monday, October 24, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Safe Arena Refrigeration Plant Operator (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, October 17, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (ONLINE)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment (RC)
Monday, September 19, 2016 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Friday, August 26, 2016 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Recreation Facility Housekeeping Workshop (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Friday, July 29, 2016 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RC)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Safe Arena Refrigeration Plant Operator (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, June 20, 2016 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Legal Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Monday, April 25, 2016 2016 ORFA EXPO - Free Pass
Monday, April 25, 2016 2016 ORFA EXPO
Sunday, April 24, 2016 61st Annual Professional Development Program
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RC)
Friday, February 26, 2016 Safe Arena Refrigeration Plant Operator (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Ontario Turfgrass Symposium (OTS)
Thursday, February 04, 2016 Recreation Facility Housekeeping Workshop (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 Legal Awareness II (IN-HOUSE/RC)
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 2015 Corporate Showcase - Facilities Operational Forum (FOF/AGM)
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 LIVE WEBCAST EVENT - 2015 Facilities Operational Forum and Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 Facilities Operational Forum and ORFA Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based (IN-HOUSE/RTC)
Monday, September 28, 2015 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Online
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based (IN-HOUSE/RTC)
Monday, July 06, 2015 Class B Examination Preparation Course (RTC)
Monday, April 27, 2015 2015EXPO - Free Pass
Monday, April 27, 2015 2015EXPO
Friday, March 27, 2015 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Monday, March 02, 2015 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Online
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 2014 Corporate Showcase - Facilities Operational Forum (FOF/AGM)
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 LIVE WEBCAST EVENT - 2014 Facilities Operational Forum and Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 Facilities Operational Forum and ORFA Annual General Meeting
Monday, December 01, 2014 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Monday, September 29, 2014 Class B Examination Preparation Course (RTC)
Monday, September 29, 2014 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Online
Monday, June 09, 2014 Class B Examination Preparation Course (RTC)
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Challenge Exam (APDP)
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Monday, April 28, 2014 2014EXPO - Free Pass
Monday, April 28, 2014 2014EXPO
Sunday, April 27, 2014 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Challenge Exam (APDP)
Sunday, April 27, 2014 59th Annual Professional Development Program
Monday, March 03, 2014 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Online
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 2013 Facilities Operational Forum and ORFA Annual General Meeting (FOF/AGM)
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 2013 Corporate Showcase - Facilities Operational Forum (FOF/AGM)
Monday, December 02, 2013 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Monday, October 28, 2013 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based (GT/RTC)
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator - SIRO (GT/RTC)
Monday, June 10, 2013 Class B Examination Preparation Course (RTC)
Monday, June 10, 2013 CRFC - National Leadership Forum
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 27th Annual ORFA Western Golf Tournament
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Safe Registered (Unattended) Refrigeration Plant Operations Workshop (GT/RTC)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Monday, April 29, 2013 2013EXPO - Free Pass
Monday, April 29, 2013 2013EXPO
Monday, April 29, 2013 2013EXPO
Sunday, April 28, 2013 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Challenge Exam
Sunday, April 28, 2013 58th Annual Professional Development Program
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Friday, February 22, 2013 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator - SIRO (GT/RTC)
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 2012 Facilities Operational Forum and ORFA Annual General Meeting (FOF/AGM)
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 2012 Corporate Showcase - Facilities Operational Forum (FOF/AGM)
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Challenge Exam
Monday, December 03, 2012 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Safe Refrigeration Plant Operations: What does the future hold for Ice Rinks in Ontario?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Safe Refrigeration Plant Operations Workshop
Friday, October 05, 2012 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Challenge Exam
Thursday, October 04, 2012 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (RTC)
Monday, June 11, 2012 Class B Examination Preparation Course (RTC)
Monday, April 30, 2012 2012EXPO - Free Pass
Monday, April 30, 2012 2012EXPO
Sunday, April 29, 2012 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Challenge Exam
Sunday, April 29, 2012 57th Annual Professional Development Program
Thursday, January 26, 2012 Marinas Operations and Management Workshop (GT/RTC)
Sunday, January 01, 2012 Professional Development Events 2012
Sunday, January 01, 2012 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Challenge Exam
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 2011 Facilities Operational Forum and ORFA Annual General Meeting (FOF/AGM)
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 2011 Corporate Showcase - Facilities Operational Forum (FOF/AGM)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based (GT/RTC)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (RTC)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Friday, September 16, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Monday, September 12, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (RTC)
Monday, June 13, 2011 Class B Examination Preparation Course (RTC)
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 25th Annual ORFA Western Golf Tournament
Monday, May 02, 2011 2011EXPO & Awards Presentation
Monday, May 02, 2011 2011EXPO
Monday, April 18, 2011 Parks Maintenance and Operations (GT/RTC)
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Friday, March 11, 2011 Recreation Facility Risks and Responsibilities Information Session (RTC)
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (RTC)
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Thursday, January 13, 2011 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Saturday, January 01, 2011 Professional Development Events 2011
Friday, December 03, 2010 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Thursday, December 02, 2010 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 2010 Corporate Showcase - Facilities Operational Forum (FOF/AGM)
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 2010 Facilities Operational Forum and ORFA Annual General Meeting (FOF/AGM)
Monday, November 29, 2010 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RTC)
Monday, November 22, 2010 Managing People at Work (GT/RTC)
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RTC)
Monday, September 20, 2010 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RTC)
Friday, September 10, 2010 Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator SIRO (GT/RTC)
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based (RTC)
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 Certified Ice Techinician (CIT) Recertification Course - Classroom-based (GT/RTC)
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2010 EXPO - Free Pass (Visitor)
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2010 EXPO