Ice Technician | Xtream Arena

Location US-IA-Coralville
Job ID
Spectra - Venue Management
Location Name
Spectra VM - Xtream Arena and GreenState Family Fieldhouse
Regular Full-Time


The Ice Technician is responsible for all aspects of skilled ice maintenance & ice management at the XTREAM Arena under general direction of the Director of Operations. This position provides optimal operation and cleanliness of the ice plant refrigeration at XTREAM Arena and Coral Ridge Ice Arena.  Maintain positive relations with client and tenants. This event-driven position must work on-site, maintain excellent attendance and work within health and safety guidelines.


This position is based at the Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse. The 5,100 seat multi-purpose Xtream Arena is called home by the University of Iowa Women’s Volleyball team. The 32,000 sq ft GreenState Family Fieldhouse is home to 5 hardwood courts primarily used for basketball and volleyball.  The Xtream Arena and GreenState Family Fieldhouse is owned by the community development corporation ArenaCo and managed by Spectra Venue Management. The Xtream Arena and GreenState Family Fieldhouse are currently under construction and scheduled to open in August 2020. You can learn more about our venue here: www.xtreamarena.com


  • Maintain optimal operation and cleanliness of ice plant including, but not limited to, adapting plant operation to building needs; recording and keeping adequate supplies in stock
  • Maintain ice at NHL/AHL caliber level including resurfacing, edging and maintaining depth
  • Maintain safe and playable boards and glass by inspecting and repairing boards/kick plates, glass poles and all doors
  • Monitoring and regenerating de-ionized water systems by recording pH levels daily
  • Keeping adequate supplies in stock and regenerate systems with proper use of safety equipment
  • Inspect and maintain ice equipment daily, monthly, annually
  • Coordinate with blade sharpener to schedule blade sharpening maintenance
  • Safely operates Zamboni before, during and after events & practices, along with other ice equipment
  • Train and schedule part time ice technicians for events as required
  • Oversee the operation, maintenance, and repair of plant equipment and auxiliary systems; recommends operational methods and procedures
  • Operates diesel powered electrical generator to provide emergency electrical power during power outages or curtailment
  • With management approval, orders products, tools, supplies for maintenance and repair
  • Work in accordance with Spectra safety policies / procedures, along with local, state, federal, OSHA guidelines
  • Clearly, effectively and timely communicate work issues with management
  • Support in the Operations Department in the area of maintenance and projects as required / directed
  • Provide timely and effective communication with management and staff on building / equipment needs
  • Participates in ongoing technical, safety and operational training programs as required
  • Willingness to be on-call to report for emergencies as required
  • Willingness to be available to work the majority of ice events in the Arena
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all internal and external clients


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess overall knowledge of Cimco ice plant refrigeration package
  • Demonstrated knowledge in all aspects of ice construction, maintenance and demolition
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver’s License
  • Basic computer experience including ability to accurately fill out web forms; check & respond to email.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team; strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA and other local / state / federal safety standards / requirements
  • Ability to work a varied event-driven schedule including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays

Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/


Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.


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