Skills Arena

TCIA is excited to announce the interactive skills arena on the TCI EXPO 2019 trade show floor! Each session is complete with instruction, demonstration and hands-on experience for participants and observers, all under the eye of the North American Training Solutions safety team. Teams of 3-4 people compete in a variety of skill set games including chain saw use, climbing, rigging and aerial rescue, with the winning team receiving a prize bundle of some incredible arborist gear.

Head to the Skills Arena when the trade show floor opens each morning to sign up for specific challenges. All challenges are first-come, first-served, and space is limited.


10:45 am - 12:15 pm   Chain Saw Safety and Cutting Techniques
12:45 am - 2:15 pm   Technical Tree Climbing
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm   Arborist Technical Rigging



9:45 am - 11:15 am   Chain Saw Safety and Cutting Techniques
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Technical Tree Climbing
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm   Arborist Technical Rigging


9:30 am - 11:00 am   Rigging