August 12, 2020

2020 - 2021 Season Information

The BVCC (Indus Curling Club) sincerely hope that everyone has been staying healthy and safe during this pandemic. To keep curling going during COVID-19, Curling Canada, along with provincial associations, have been working hard to develop return-to-play guidelines that will maintain the basic concept of the game while introducing safe distancing and improved hygiene practices. As a result for the upcoming season, the BVCC (Indus Curling Club) will be temporarily implementing the following practices set forth by Curling Canada:

  • Only one sweeper for the throwing team
  • Skips NEVER sweep (neither their rocks or the opponent rocks behind the T line)
  • Players have designated locations where they stand or move to
  • No changing of rocks during the game or touching handles of rocks other than your own
  • No handshakes
  • No scorekeeping, use phone instead
  • No exchanging of coin for flipping. Phone App or Stopwatch Even/Odd is preferred
  • No holding of other player equipment (brooms, stabilizers)
  • Sanitation of rocks before the game
  • Sanitation of measuring sticks when used
  • 2m distancing of all players

In addition, the BVCC (Indus Curling Club) will be making the following changes to help ensure the safety of all players:

On the ice:

  • There will be no water dispensers (bring your own water)
  • There will be no club equipment provided (stabilizers, brooms, sticks, sliders), please bring your own and do not share with others
  • Neighbouring sheets will start at alternate ends (ie. sheets 1 & 3 will begin at the near end and sheet’s 2 & 4 will start at the far end)
  • There will be no on-sheet benches
  • Measurements will be done by only 1 person
  • Sanitizer stations will be available at both ends of each sheet

In the lounge:

  • Our bar, kitchen and lounge area will be open as per AHS guidelines
  • Only participating curlers will be permitted in the lounge (no spectators)
  • Some tables and chairs will be removed to allow for proper social distancing
  • Locker room will be closed and not accessible for use
  • Proper social distancing signage and markings will be displayed

 

YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY AUGUST 21

Now, given all the above, in order to determine if a 2020-2021 curling season can run, we need to gather interest from current league members. We completely understand if you prefer not to participate this year. We must all keep our families and ourselves safe during this time.

To help us prepare and plan for our possible opening; we ask that you please notify your skip who will inform the league representative by August 21 if your team will or will not be returning. Team skips have or will be receiving an email from their league representatives with this information.

For new teams who wish to be placed on a waitlist for a league, please email us at induscurling@gmail.com noting the league you're interested in joining.

 

If you would like to review in more detail the safe distancing practices that have been developed by Curling Canada, visit https://www.curling.ca/return-to-play/.

Thank you,The BVCC Board

 

 

The Bow Valley Community Club offers a variety of leagues - men's, mixed, open and juniors. Our club continues to grow and offers a variety of services to both new and returning members. Our facility has four sheets of ice, a lounge, access to a concession, and more. New members are always welcome.

Available leagues:

  • Juniors
  • Monday Men's
  • Tuesday Open
  • Wednesday Mixed
  • Thursday Open
  • Friday Open

Lounge and ice are available for private functions. Email us at induscurling@gmail.com for more information.

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