I took this photo the other day — this is the outside wall of a curling rink — because the bright blue and white caught my eye, reminding me of travel posters of Greece…[hmm, somewhat ironic, considering the context]. When I posted it on Flickr, someone asked me what an ice technician does. I don’t know. I suppose it has something to do with maintaining the temperature and slipperiness of the ice, so maybe it’s a heating and cooling job. Is there a zamboni involved? Skates chip and groove the ice surface, but what would curling rocks and brooms do? I haven’t the foggiest idea.
Taken on August 5, 2010