Technical Corner

The following documents and opinion articles are prepared by ORFA's Technical Director as needed in response to industry pressure points or inquiries from the membership.

Documents

Release Date

Masking Recreation Facility Staff for the Winter of 2022/23 2022 November 
Managing The Risks From Above – Out of Sight, Out of Mind 2022 November 
Will King Charles III Picture Now Replace His Mother’s in Ice Rinks? 2022 September 
Bauer Raises the Issue of Fair and Equal Access to Ice But There is a Bigger Conversation to be Had 2022 September 
Monitoring the Shift Toward New Pool Chlorination Option 2022 September 
Dealing With 2022 Municipal Election Recreation Anxiety 2022 September 
Understanding Recreation Facility Relative Humidity Is Key To User Safety and Building Longevity 2022 August 
Thinking Outside The Traditional Ice Box 2022 August 
Pandemic Recovery – What Is The New Industry Normal? 2022 August 
Do Recreation Facilities Really Need Earth Day? 2022 August 
Closing the Gaps of Section 6 of Regulation 565: The Public Pool Designated Operator 2022 August 
Recreation Facility IAQ – A Managers Asset Management Challenge 2022 July 
Where Have All the Workers Gone? 2022 July  
1982 - Ice Rental Skates in Canada – Never! 2022 – Maybe! We Need to Look at Rental Skates to Build Business? 2022 July 
Can we let users back into the building before the emergency lighting system has fully recharged? 2022 June 
50 Plus Years Later Facility Measurements Are Still a Mix Bag of Metric and Imperial 2022 June 
Ontario’s Lifeguards – Caught in the “Perfect Storm” 2022 May 
The Other Side of a Recreation Facility as a Gathering Location 2022 May 
Bill Vass - Mr. Refrigeration 2022 May 
Fred Horvath – From the Frontlines to National Chair 2022 May 
Tony Brenner – A Mentor to Many 2022 May 
Ringette on the Eve of Turning 60 2022 May 
What Happens If An Operation Fails to Meet All the Standards & Best Practices? 2022 April 
The Importance of Facility Maintenance Tracking 2022 March 
30-Years Since Westray and It Is Still A Predictable Path to Disaster 2022 March 
Controlling Safe Wheeled Movement in All Recreation Facilities 2022 March 
The Ethical Questions of the Environmental Impact of Battery Technology 2022 March 
What the ORFA Thinks is Complicated 2022 March 
Is It Time to Rethink the Traditional Hot Water Flood? 2022 March 
Will We Really Ever Completely Turn The Corner on COVID? 2022 March 
History of Ice Sheet Refrigeration Plant Logbook Data Collection 2022 February 
Facility Management Challenges 2022 2022 February 
Municipal Purchasing (Procurement) – “Why is there never enough time or money to do it right, but there is always money and time to do it over”? 2022 February 
What Constitutes Vandalism? 2022 January 
Why We Need to Bring Back the Traditional Indoor Ice Season2022 January 
Will Ontario Recreation Facility Decommissioning Soon Out Pace New Construction? 2022 January 
Canada’s Ice Sheets Contribution to Rock & Roll History 2022 January 
Effectively Playing the Recreational Grant Game in 2022 - and Beyond 2022 January 
Facility First Aid - Way More Complicated Than It Sounds 2021 December 
The Role of Ice Sheet Refrigeration Plant Room Ventilation 2021 December 
Shifting the Responsibility of Refrigeration Plant Maintenance Back to Where It Belongs 2021 December
Happy 50th Pickleball 2021 December 
ORFA Encourages Leadership in Preparing Recreation Facilities to Assist During Climate Change Disasters 2021 November 
Creating A Business Case of What to Do About Not Having Enough Facility Staff 2021 November 
Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze, Not Always Green or Efficient 2021 November 
Fernie Still Bothers Me: How Could We Allow This to Happen and Will It Happen Again? 2021 October 
Municipal Taxation 101 2021 October 
Evaluating a Facilities Operational Culture 2021 October 
Due (DO) Diligence 2022 2021 October 
Will It Soon Be Time to Close All Community Ice Facilities? 2021 October 
Creating a Positive Facility Management Legacy2021 September 
Jet Ice Logo’s “Brings Ice to Life” – The Story Behind Ice Logo’s 2021 September 
Better Understanding Ontario's Public Health Regional COVID-19 Regulation Application 2021 September 
COVID-19 Prompts a Recommendation to Review Facility Rental Agreements and Hold Harmless Contract Clauses 2021 August 
Recreation Facility Indoor Air Quality and HVAC COVID-19 Ventilation Best Practices  2021 August 
A Call For Change in the Change Room 2021 August 
Leveraging Our Technical Advantage2021 August 
Is Refrigeration Training Transferable to Other Regions?
2021 July 
Is It Time to Pay Staff for What They Know? 2021 July 

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