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4-6 high school students between the ages of 17-18 will be selected to participate in two different three-month programs at City National Arena & T-Mobile Arena to learn about water conservation. Students must have a mode of transportation to and from the scheduled program dates. During the program, students will be supervised by members of City National Arena's rink maintenance staff, however, students under 18 years of age that are selected must have permission from and an executed liability and risk waiver signed by their legal parent or guardian in order to participate, and students who are 18 years old must sign their own liability and risk waiver.


City National Arena & T-Mobile Arena


Students will be paired together and participate in a three-month educational training program at City National Arena learning about key objectives such as:

First Month

  • An understanding of water usage on the operations side
  • Daily duties of the ice maintenance crew
  • Daily duties of the Zamboni drivers
  • Overall maintenance of City National
  • SNWA Water 101 presented by the Youth Advisory Council

Second Month

  • Develop a rudimentary understanding of the Cimco EcoChill Ice Plant
  • Learn how the Vegas Golden Knights recycle water and energy within the building
  • Learn the back of house operations that facilitate the front of house usage
  • Tour T-Mobile Arena with Ice Crew

Third Month

  • Learn the inner workings of a Zamboni
  • Learn how to maintain an ice resurface and attend two (2) on ice training sessions
  • Attend one (1) VGK game to see ice maintenance on gameday at T-Mobile Arena. This will include spending time on the ice before, during and after a Golden Knights.

The goal of the program is to provide students with an experience of observing, first-hand, water conservation and ice plant operations that the partnership between the SNWA and the Vegas Golden Knights is uniquely able to offer to Nevadans. The program is unpaid and does not offer school credit as students will not be performing work during their time, but rather, spending their time immersed in the on-site learning environment.


Application Period: there will be two application periods: the first is September 27, 2019 - November 1, 2019 and the second is January 6, 2020 - 20, 2020. Applications may be submitted by e-mail to [D'] and must include the following information: (i) applicant's full contact information and (ii) a two-paragraph statement written by the applicant about what water conservation means to them. At the conclusion of the application periods the SNWA and Vegas Golden Knights will review all the applications and choose students to participate.


Program Period: The program will take place in three two-hour sessions per month during the program period. The first program period will run from November 4, 2019 - January 16, 2019 and the second will run from February 1, 2020 - May 1, 2020.


SNWA and the Vegas Golden Knights are excited to share an in-depth curriculum about water conservation and facility maintenance with future professionals. This program will help students acquire knowledge from best in class operators of both organizations as we walk through exactly what goes on behind the scenes of an NHL hockey team and Southern Nevada's trusted water authority. The program also highlights the importance of water conservation in Southern Nevada and how anyone can help conserve.

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