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To help us provide a fun and safe atmosphere for all community members, we ask that you adhere to the following rules within our facility and while participating on the ice. 

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Hygiene

Help to let yourself and others enjoy the experience in a fun and healthy atmosphere.

Public Health Orders

Where PHOs impose stricter guidelines, those shall take precedence.

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Waivers

Each person must sign an Assumption of Risk Form prior to entering the Ice House.

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Limit Spread

If you are unwell, please respect other players and guests, and stay home until you feel better.

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Hand Washing

Please regularly use the available hand sanitizer, or wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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Personal Diligence

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Please cough or sneeze into your elbow.

Avoid touching high-traffic surfaces, such as:

  • Toilets and sinks

  • Door handles

  • Playmaker's bartop

  • Stone handles (except your 2 stones in your game) 

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Social Distancing

Please try to maintain social distancing of 6ft throughout the facility. Where not possible, mask use is encouraged.

Stones

No interchanging of stones during a game. Players select their two stones at the start of the draw and only play those for the duration.

 

Let the player delivering the next stone retrieve their own stone.

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Measuring

Remove gloves, sanitize your hands, conduct measure, return measure device to its normal location, sanitize your hands.

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Pre-game

Please consider starting the game with a wave or tap brooms rather than a handshake.

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Travel

Stay on the left side of the sheet when moving across the sheet to maintain social distancing.

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Non-Delivering Team

The two sweepers of the non-delivering team should be positioned on the markings 4ft from center ice while the other team is throwing. The player of the non-delivering team whose turn it is next to deliver should be positioned at the hog line on the same side as the two sweepers. The Skip (or Vice-Skip) will stand on the backboards, but no closer than the hack.

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Masks

Mask use is ENCOURAGED for all players.

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Playing the Game

If Public Health Orders are NOT in effect.

Protective Face Mask

Playing the Game

If Public Health Orders are in effect. 

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League Considerations

If 50% capacity is maintained, 16 players will be allowed in the Ice House. We will move to a doubles structure until such time as the Public Health Orders are lifted.

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Draw Length

To allow enough time for sanitization, games will be no longer than 7 ends.

 

No extra ends. Winners will be decided by a draw to the button.

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Delivering Team

The Skip has control of the house. The player whose turn it is to deliver is in the hack. The non-sweeping player is on the backboards. The sweeping player is at the T-Line.

Once the stone has been released, the player who delivered the stone proceeds down the centre line of the ice until the halfway point where the marking or to the hog line if it is their turn. The sweeper proceeds to the halfway markings. The non-sweeper travels to the halfway mark or the hog line depending on their turn to deliver or not.

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Scorekeeping

Consider recording scores on a phone or by paper and pen rather than using the scoreboards.

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Sweepers

One sweeper only on all delivered stones. No relaying for safety (second sweeper taking over halfway down the sheet). The person in charge of the house is not allowed to sweep under any circumstance. The skip of the non-delivering must remain in the hack area until all stones come to rest. They are not allowed to sweep the opposition stone behind the tee-line.

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Non-Delivering Team

The skip or vice skip (not both) of the non-delivering team must stand at the hack until the other team is finished playing and has relinquished control of the house.

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Skip or Vice Skip Sweeping

Neither skip or vice skip (both teams) may sweep any stones (both colours) set in motion by the delivering team.

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Masks

Mask use is MANDATORY for all players.

Let's Work Together

Together, we can make the coming curling season safe and fun for our entire community.