Corona: Curling Canada Guidelines for Season 2020/21
“I’M PLEASED TO TELL YOU THERE IS A PATH FORWARD AS WE PLAN FOR THE NEXT CURLING SEASON … IN BRINGING CURLING BACK TO CANADIANS"
Katherin Henderson Chief Executive Officer Curling Canada
Corona hits Curling
Curling was hit worldwide by the Corona Pandemic. The various countermeasures had a huge impact on curling. The situation has improved. We look at the new curling season 2020/21 and see how Corona impacts.
How will the next Curling Season be safe for everyone?
The Question is:
Katherin Henderson Chief Executive Officer, Curling Canada
stay home when you belong to a special risk group
stay home when you have symptoms
The Basics Principles
Playing the Game
In brakes always open doors
No traditional handshake - wave
No coin tossing
players stay on one side of rink
Make events longer and split
Keep a maximum of distancing
Don't use full capacity of ice hall
The most radical change is that only one sweeper is allowed. No relaying to a second sweeper and the skip is also banned from sweeping.
“We should all be aware, how difficult the situation is for the curling sport. If there are setbacks, the economic situation of clubs and the curling industry as a whole will be under even more stress. The officials face a difficult task. Defining rules for a safe game while maintaining the fun of the curling sport is a very big enterprise. And there is no example in the past to learn from."
Help the Officials to do their Job
- we still don't know everything about the virus - Officials have a difficult time, because there is no example in the past to learn from - support them! - clubs and the curling industry face a difficult time - help to avoid, that it gets more difficult - protect yourself and your co-players
Most of all: Keep up the good spirit and the fun of curling