East Coast Arena Training (ECAT) – Level 1 Course


Recreation PEI is hosting the ECAT Basic Course – June 12 & 13, 2024 at Eliyahu Wellness Centre Canada Games Place.

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/241123626526249 

ECAT Brochure – Level 1

An Intermediate Level training will be offered in NB. Details for this course tbc.


Basic Course Content

Basic Refrigeration:
Led by Paul Taljaard, Berg Chilling Systems

  • understand the basic principles of the refrigeration cycle
  • be able to identify system components and their function
  • learn about refrigerated floors
  • understand basic refrigeration system maintenance
  • understand the hazards associated with the operation of refrigeration equipment
  • be familiar with the related codes and regulations

Basic Ice Resurfacing:
Led by Everett Tucker, Saunders Equipment

  • understand the basic operation of the ice resurfacer
  • be aware of safety practices with respect to the operation of the ice resurfacer
  • be able to identify various components
  • learn the basic method of changing, levelling, and adjusting a blade
  • know the basic maintenance practices (daily, monthly, annually) of the ice resurfacer and the edger

Basic Ice Making & Maintenance:
Led by Drew Watson, CIMCO Refrigeration

  • understand the relationship between the ice surface, resurfacer, and refrigeration system
  • learn the factors that affect a sheet of ice
  • know how to prepare, mark, and seal the floor for painting
  • know how to build and paint a quality sheet of ice
  • be aware of liability issues related to ice maintenance
  • learn basic practices of ice maintenance


June 12th, 2024:
8:30am – 9:00am: Registration
9:00am – 12:30pm: Basic Refrigeration
1:30pm – 5:00pm: Basic Ice Resurfacing

June 13th, 2024:
9:00am – 4:00pm: Basic Ice Making & Maintenance

* Coffee & Tea and light snacks will be provided throughout the day. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle. There will be a daily one-hour lunch break (on your own) – LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.

Member Rate: $449.99+tax
Non-Member Rate: $549.99+tax