As of November 20, 2020:
- All curlers must wear masks anywhere inside the club (on and off the ice). This includes when you're playing and when in the lobby and other common areas. (The only exception is when you're seated at your table in the bar.)
- When in the bar, you should only socialize with members of your household/core bubble.
- No spectators are allowed in the club (lobby or bar).
- You are supposed to only curl in your community (i.e., not travel to play at another curling centre). Curl BC is trying to clarify what the order means in terms of limiting travel between communities and/or regions. At this time, it seems that curlers who play at more than one club need to choose only one club.
Visit our Return to Curling section for the club's current Return to Curling Plan with all the safety protocols, game modifications and other changes for the 2020-21 season. We are updating the plan as we go through the season, so please check it regularly as it identifies the things we all need to do to keep safe and keep curling.
In that section you can also find a summary of the updated curling rules in our On-Ice Protocols as well as information on renting or buying curling equipment through the club.
The fall session is underway with five leagues: Corporate, Day, Mixed, Men's and Stick. You can find your game schedules under Leagues (click on your league in the list) or log in to get more info including scores and standings.
We hope to have the Ladies League, Junior League, Special Olympics, school program and family events in the winter session starting in January.
Our very own Mike Kelly has just won Curl BC’s provincial award for Club Volunteer of the Year. This award recognizes the outstanding and exceptional contributions of volunteers to their clubs that set them apart from all other volunteers at the club level around the province. Mike’s dedicated service for the Oliver Curling Club, overseeing building and maintenance operations as well as being on the board, earned him this well deserved honour.
Mike has long been our “unsung hero” applying his years of experience of plant operations generously and tirelessly for our club since 2016. His life during the curling season seems to revolve around the club. He typically would arrive at the club by 7 am to check on, fix, install or replace something. Then he would help get the ice ready for Day League draws, curl in one or sometimes both draws, then go back to his maintenance role. And he’d often be back on the ice in the evening (working and playing). Mike is also a craftsman. He has built and rebuilt many things at the club, whether it’s something utilitarian like bulletin boards or endboards or as fine as wine racks and table tops for the bar décor. And in the off-season, Mike can still regularly be seen at the club in between rounds of golf!
What really sets Mike apart among volunteers in BC is his unselfish commitment and incomparable work ethic. He does all the little things (many that we don’t even notice because he’s already taken care of them) and tackles the big things without reservation. He is always at the club ensuring that everything is working well and producing the best on- and off-ice experiences for all our curlers.
When Mike learned of his award, he said in his typically modest way that it’s all of our volunteers who keep the club going and, like a jigsaw puzzle, everyone contributes a piece to make the whole picture. But somehow you just know Mike has fixed, built, painted, maintained and/or installed many of those pieces!
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU, MIKE!...