COVID-19 Policy

Locker rooms will be available, but we encourage you to make good decisions. Ventilation is very limited in these small spaces, and this is a big risk factor. If you can change your clothes and shoes somewhere smarter, you should. Just please do not walk through the parking lot in your curling shoes. Your on-ice shoes should be indoor only to protect the playing surface.

 

OFF-ICE PRACTICES

  • Masks will be worn at all times while in the building, even on ice.
  • We prefer contactless payment at the ice arena. 
  • Limit gathering before, during, and after games. Those sharing space outside of curling can obviously congregate here as well.
  • If you decide to broomstack following a match, please do so outdoors, or in a well-ventilated space, and spread out. You need a really big table for eight people. 
  • If you are sick, have a fever, expressing other symptoms, or even think you might be contagious, please stay home. This is not something we want to mess around with. 

 

SETUP

  • During setup, maintain distance as much as possible. Please steer clear of the pebblers, and give them right of way.
  • When pebbling, please check the position of the other pebbler, and choose your sheet and travel direction accordingly.
  • Once the carts and rocks make it to the ice, and are unloaded at their sheet, the cart and rock handles need to be wiped down. There will be disinfectant wipes with each cart. If you feel like you need to wipe them down before moving the cart or removing rocks from the cart, please feel free to do so.

 

PLAY OF THE MATCH

  • We will have three and four person teams, but we will allow only one sweeper on any throw. On a four person team, the non-sweeper can time rocks, and communicate weight calls to the sweeper and skip. Individual teams will determine their own roles. We will not be switching sweepers as the rock travels down the ice.
  • We will begin play at alternating ends. Sheets A and C will begin at the lobby end. Sheets B and D will begin at the zamboni end.
  • We have learned that gloves are a good consideration during this. We are not requiring gloves, but they are safer.
  • Please do not handle any rocks or equipment other than your own. Pushing any rock with your foot or broom is just fine.
  • If you share equipment with other curles, stabilizers, delivery aids, etc., consider wiping them down between uses.
  • Pre-game handshakes, or even fist or elbow bumps, are off the table. Give your opponent a simple, “Good curling,” and kick-off the game. 
  • Only one player should sweep the rock before the T-Line. The opposing skip can sweep the rock behind the T-Line, and the throwing skip should give him space to do so.
  • Only one skip should be in the house at a time. The skip not calling the shot should wait behind the hack. We are allowing defensive sweeping behind the T-Line, but please communicate with the opposing skip to allow for plenty of distance.
  • Maintain distance between other curlers during the play. Please do no congregate behind the hack, as there is very limited space.

 

BREAKDOWN

  • If you are lifting rocks other than your own back to a cart, please wipe them down. Carts will have wipes on them.
  • Please maintain distance as we clear the ice. 
  • To give ourselves time to clear the ice without rushing compromising safety protocols, we are changing policy to not starting new ends 20 minutes before we need to be off the ice.

 

IF YOU ARE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19

Please inform the president at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will do everything we can to protect your identity. If you know how you contracted it, and the timing of it, please keep us informed. We only have minimal ability to contact trace for club members, but we would like to keep everyone as informed as possible.


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Lone Star Curling Club was founded in 2006, in Austin, Texas and we are an affiliate of the United States Curling Association. 

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