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Monday, Oct. 4-7, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Pla-Mor Palace, Moose Jaw

Cost: Member - $603.75, Non-Member - $656.25

Registration deadline is September 22!

Prior to registration, participants will be required to read, understand and follow SPRA’s COVID-19 Mitigation Measures and other COVID-19 protocols that may be in place during this training program.

Registrants will have the opportunity to write the Provincial Refrigeration Operator’s Exam to become licensed. Provincial regulations require that arena refrigeration plants between 45 - 100 tonne be supervised. Successfully passing the Provincial exam and receiving the Refrigeration Operator’s license, satisfies the regulations.

Registrants are strongly advised to prepare for the course by reviewing the course manual in advance. Also, registrants are strongly advised to become generally familiar with the operation of their refrigeration plant. The course covers topics outside the normal operation of arena facilities but is required to cover the Provincial syllabus for the exam.

Topics covered along with class participation include:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Operation and maintenance of refrigeration plants
  • Components of the refrigeration system
  • Equipment and controls
  • Refrigerants (brine and glycol)

Primary Audience: Arena workers or supervisors operating a refrigeration plant between 45 - 100 tonnes who are required to have the refrigeration plant supervised

Prerequisites: Ideally, a participant would have 1-2 years of experience working with a refrigeration plant.

Length of Training: This is a 4.5 day course covering Monday to Friday. Course starts at approximately 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Friday is 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. followed by the Provincial TSASK exam.

Mode of Training: The course is designed to provide a balance of reading, classroom instruction and practical experience.

Course Materials: Registrants will receive an Arena Operators Level 2 binder of the topics covered in the course in advance of the course.

Certificate: TSASK will issue the provincial license if the exam is passed and fee is paid.

Course Instructors: Industry veteran Bill Cote, with 40+ years of experience.

For more information, contact Tim Hanna, SPRA Consultant, by phone at (306) 604-9449, or by email at