CUMBERLAND CURLING CLUB - HOUSE RULES
2. Street shoes/sneakers are not allowed on the ice surface.
3. Hands and knees are to be kept off the ice surface.
4. Games start at 7pm and 9pm each evening Monday through Friday. In order to keep
games on time, curlers are asked to arrive early and be ready to go on the ice before
the designated start time. During game play, the lead should prepare to throw
his/her rock while other players are returning rocks to the back of the house area.
When one team has delivered its rock, the opposing team’s next player should get
into the hack and clean the rock to be ready when the opponent’s rock comes to rest.
Keep the pace of the game moving at approximately 15 minutes per end.
5. The 7pm game should be completed before 9pm. We have instituted an 8:30 rule that
dictates that the end being played at 8:30 shall be completed and one additional end is
played. All rocks are then returned to the Glass-end of the sheet and the ice is
prepared for the 9pm game.
6. Cleaning the ice between games is conducted by the losing team. Both ends of the
sheet behind and around the hacks are to be swept. The cloth mop is run up and
down the ice and cleaned off with your hand. All debris is swept up and
deposited in the waste buckets provided. Both hacks are covered with protective
7. The ice surface is pebbled by an experienced curler trained in the use of the pebbling
apparatus. The ice can be “nipped” by one of the players in the 9pm draw
approximately 3 to 5 minutes after pebbling. The 7pm draw should be nipped by one
of the first players dressed and ready to curl, well before the 7pm start time.
8. Score numbers are returned to the boxes and cleaning tools are hung up in the
9. It is customary that the winning team hosts the losing team by buying the first round
at the bar. It is generally returned by the losing team at the second round.
10. During Play – the throwing team has control of the ice. Opposing players should stand at the sides (on the ice not on the boards) between the hog lines. Only skips and thirds should stand behind the sheets. You should do nothing that might interfere with the throwing team (including making noise, rapid movement, blocking the line of sight or path of a sweeper, broom movement etc.).
11. Check the white-board located on the wall (behind the door) as you enter the ice area.
Notices will be often be posted that may require your attention.
12. Report all accidents or incidents to a Board member or to the duty bar person.
13. If you see anything that needs attention please bring it to the attention of the appropriate Board Member.