Have you ever wondered who is behind making the ice for such world class events like the Olympics? Meet, Hans R. Wuthrich who is a top curling ice technician who lives right here in Manitoba! He has been making ice for the last 15 years for major events around the world such as the Brier and World Curling Championships. Wuthrich was the recipient of the 2003 Canadian Curling Association’s ‘Award of Achievement’ for his significant contributions in the development of new pebble heads and ice scraper technology. He lives in Gimli.
On June 11, 2007, the World Curling Federation announced that Wuthrich was appointed as the technician in charge of the curling sheets at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dave Merklinger, of New Westminster, was his assistant. Wuthrich also was the technician in charge of the ice at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
He’s currently doing his thing at the PyeongChang Olympics… fellow him here: https://twitter.com/HansRWuthrich
Below is a video of an interview he gave a few years ago explaining how he does the ice.