Click to download the club's Return to Curling Plan, which contains all the safety protocols, game modifications and other changes for the 2020-21 season. Please take the time to read through the plan so you know what to expect and so we can all work together to keep safe and keep curling.

In addition, please pay attention to all posters, signs and distancing markers at the club.

Our plan follows the Return to Curling Guidelines released and regularly updated by Curl BC. You can find the Curl BC guidelines and other COVID-19 resources at: www.curlbc.ca/resources/covid-19-resources/

 

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Some key things to remember from the Return to Curling Plan when you come to the club:

  • If you are feeling ill or have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.
  • You need to wear a mask in the lobby and other common areas. It is your choice whether you wear one while curling. 
  • Remember to maintain physical distancing of 2 m (6.5 ft) in all areas of the club. 
  • Wash or sanitize your hands when you arrive and when you leave, and anytime you touch any surfaces at the club.
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes ahead of your draw.
  • Sign in when you enter the club -- each league has its own binder. 
  • Come dressed to play (except for curling shoes) and bring your own equipment and water bottle. There will be no lockers or drinking water available. 
  • Change your shoes and immediately go to the sheet you're playing on. Use the nearest door to the ice area.

 

GAME CHANGES

Cick on On-Ice Protocols for a summary of the new rules. Some important changes this season include:

  • No handshakes or other physical contact between curlers.
  • Use the same 2 rocks for the whole game and use your broom to clean the rock, not your hand (gloved or bare).
  • Move rocks with your broom, stick or foot. Don’t touch anyone else’s rocks with your hands.
  • Only 3 players are involved in a shot: 1 calls the shot in the house, 1 sweeps and 1 delivers. The 4th player stands on the backboards.
  • Only 1 sweeper on a shot, including raised or tapped rocks. No sweeping by either skip or other teammates anywhere or anytime during that shot.
  • Everyone is required to maintain physical distancing on the ice, even teammates, partners or curlers you carpool with.
  • Stand at designated locations and markers to maintain physical distancing.
  • Sanitize rock handles and scoreboard numbers after your game.

Please follow all the new rules so we can stay on the ice this season.

 

CURLING EQUIPMENT

The club is unable to provide equipment at league draws. Instead, curlers can rent club equipment for the fall session OR buy Goldline equipment through the club. 

Equipment rental: You can rent specific items or a package of equipment.

  • Rental fees for the fall session: broom $12, stick $12, stabilizer $10, gripper $5, step-on slider $5, or $28 for a package of needed equipment. 
  • Click to download the equipment rental agreement. Cathy and Walter have volunteered to run the program, and the rental form includes contact info for Cathy if you need more info or scheduled pickup times. 
  • If you need to rent equipment, Cathy will be at the club on Sunday, October 18 between 1 and 2 pm. 

Goldine orders: Call our volunteer sales coordinator Marc at 250-689-7355.

  • When you order through the club, the club gets a portion of the sales from Goldline to help support our programs, and Marc works hard to get curlers some savings too (including free shipping when the club does a large order).
  • You can check out all your gear options on Goldline’s website: https://www.goldlinecurling.com/

 

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