FACILITY OPERATIONS SUMMIT

AUGUST 9-11, 2018

WHAT IS IT?

Join Rogers Place Facility Operators as they gather with peers from across North America for professional development and networking.

An exclusive opportunity to see Rogers Place in action from behind the scenes at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup!

The Facility Operations Summit is part of the Centre ICE Summit which includes attendees from the IIHF, NHL, WHL, Hockey Canada, Hockey Alberta and more.

For more information on the Centre ICE Summit CLICK HERE.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Arena/Building Operators
Rink/Facility/Building Attendants
Arena GM
Ice Technicians
Recreation Directors

Types of Buildings:

Multi-Use Sport & Entertainment Complex
Community Arenas
Training Facilities

DETAILS

AGENDA

THURSDAY

9:00 AM– 12:00 PM
Arena/Building Operators Course – Rogers Place/OEG

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Arena/Building Operators Course – Rogers Place/OEG

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Arena/Building Operators Meet and Greet Panel – Rogers Place

10:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Tour of Rogers Place

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Keynote Luncheon – Edmonton Inn

3:00 PM
Hlinka Gretzky Cup Semifinal Game #1

7:00 PM
Hlinka Gretzky Cup Semifinal Game #2

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Power Engineering – NAIT

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Communications and Team Building Session – NAIT

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Job Shadowing Opportunities – Rogers Place & NAIT

3:00 PM
Hlinka Gretzky Cup Bronze Medal Game

7:00 PM
Hlinka Gretzky Cup Gold Medal Game

INCLUDED

  • Behind-the-scenes Arena Tours
  • Power Engineering
  • Job Shadowing Opportunities
  • Communication and Team-Building
  • Keynote Luncheon with all other Centre ICE Summit attendees
    • including those from the IIHF, NHL, WHL, Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta
  • Meet and Greet Panel and Networking Opportunity
  • Professional Building Operations Course offered by Canadian Arena Services
    • Game Day Operations
    • Conversions
    • Spectator Protection
    • Broadcast Logistics
    • Troubleshooting Common Building Issues
  • Attendees will receive access to Four Playoff Games of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup! For more information about Hlinka Gretzky Cup, please click here.

Basic Conference Package: $325
PLUS! Add-on Professional Building Operators Course for only $140

SPEAKERS

JJ Straker

Manager, Engineering & Ice Operations, Rogers Place

16 Years in Facility Operations

Credentials:
• Certified Ice Technician (STAR)
• Professional Ice Maker (PIM) Designation (FOMA)
• 4th Class Power Engineer
• Instructor for AARFP

Accomplishments:
• Worked the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics as part of the Ice Crew for Hockey
• Worked the 2017 NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto
Worked in two NHL venues (Arizona and now Edmonton)

Matt Messer

Supervisor, Ice Operations, Rogers Place

10 Years in Facility Operations

Credentials:
• Certified Level 2 Arena Operator (AARFP)
• Professional Ice Maker (PIM) Designation (FOMA)
• 4th Class Power Engineer

Accomplishments:
• Worked at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as an Ice Tech for the long track speed skating venue
Worked in two NHL venues (Calgary and now Edmonton)

Hanson Skotheim

Arena Technician, Rogers Place

13 Years in Facility Operations

Credentials:
• Certified Level 2 Arena Operator (AARFP)
• Professional Ice Maker (PIM) Designation (FOMA)
• 5th Class Power Engineer

Accomplishments:
• Worked at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as an Ice Tech for the long track speed skating venue
• Worked at the Olympic Oval in Calgary and was an Ice Tech for 7 world cup racing events in the building
Part of Ice Crew for the 2011 Ford Men’s World Curling Championships

Matt Ruptash

Manager, Facility Operations, Rogers Place

2 Years in Facility Operations

Credentials:
• Journeyman Plumber & Gasfitter
• 5th Class Power Engineer

Accomplishments
• Opened up Rogers Place as part of the Facility Operations team
• Lead organizer for Centre ICE Summit – Facility Operations

Andrew Higgins

Professional Building Operations Course Instructor

26 Years in Facility Operations

Credentials:
• Certified Ice Technician
• Professional Ice Maker (PIM) Designation (FOMA)
• 3rd Class Power Engineer

Accomplishments:
• Worked 5 NHL Outdoor games
• Worked 2 IIHF World Junior Championships
Worked in two NHL venues (Calgary and Edmonton)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Facility Operations Summit has partnered with MacEwan University to provide accommodations for the event at a special rate. To make a booking, please call 780-633-8000 and reference FAC or fax or email the form below to the contact information indicated on the form.

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