Welcome to the Charleswood Curling 2021 – 2022 Curling Season
With the 2021-2022 Curling season approaching, we are still going to be dealing with COVID as we go about curling activities this year.
We are still planning for the curling season to be running for the usual duration pre-COVID, this is from around Thanksgiving to the end of March/Early April. The First League curling date is Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Upcoming important dates, which will be held at the curling club:
Charleswood Curling Club Annual General Meeting: Tuesday, September 28 at 7 pm.
Most leagues are looking for teams to fill out their draws, for leagues and contact info click here to see the postings.
Below are some of the details on how things will have to operate at the beginning of the curling season (as it stands now and is subject to change as Provincial restrictions change).
Curlers, visitors, and staff will only be allowed to enter the curling club if you are fully vaccinated and will be required to wear a mask upon entering the Charleswood Curling Club until you are curling or seated at a table.
This is a Province of Manitoba requirement that was announced on August 27, 2021. More details from the province can be found at this link (click here).
Children under the age of 12 will be able to enter the Charleswood Curling Club. More details are being worked out on how vaccination status will be confirmed.
Other items that curlers and visitors are likely wondering about include the following:
- Locker rooms will be in use this upcoming season.
- Visitors (spectators) will be allowed and must also follow the vaccination and masks use requirements.
- We are leaving the club room traffic pattern markings in place at the club for the upcoming season. This also includes the stair use for up and down directions will be marked at the curling club.
- As strongly recommended by Curl Canada, we will be following the on-ice traffic patterns and practices from last season to be able to maintain social distancing (a copy of which is attached). This includes one sweeper, and the skip of the team throwing is in control of the house.
- There will be no water cooler for use in the ice area, so curlers are recommended to bring their water to drink.
- Should a COVID case be identified, the Club will use the league schedules to notify the teams curling through their contact and they will then have to notify all other curlers that were present instead of us requiring each person to sign in each time they come to the club.
- If COVID causes the curling season to be reduced or cancelled, refunds will be provided to curlers based on the amount of curling cancelled. Details are still being worked out.
We are excited to be hosting a couple of events that are outside the usual ones that we host on Charleswood Curling Club ice. These events include:
- The Nature’s Bounty Curling Club Provincial Women’s and Men’s Championships from March 10‑13, 2022,
- The 2022 Western Blind Curling Championships from March 16-19, 2022.
Looking forward to a somewhat back to usual and full curling season. See you all soon at the club.
Charleswood Curling Club Executive