ABOUT CURLING

Curling has been described as the “Roarin’ Game”, with the “roar” coming from the noise of a granite stone as it travels over the ice. The exact origins of the game, however, are unclear, but curling is widely believed to be one of the world’s oldest team sports.

Curling in its early days was played on frozen lochs and ponds. A pastime still enjoyed in some countries when weather permits, but all National and International competitive curling competitions now take place in indoor rinks with the condition of the ice carefully temperature-controlled.   It is also clear that the first recognized Curling Clubs were formed in Scotland, and during the 19th Century the game was “exported” wherever Scots settled around the world in cold climates, most notably at that time in Canada, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand.

General Rules

These regulations apply generally to all curlers using our facility; but specifically to our week-night curling leagues. Most leagues also have their own rules These regulations have been established by the Directors of the Centre and their interpretation of these regulations is conclusive. The Directors of the Centre may waive or vary any or all of these regulations in application to a specific case.- Teams are to abide by the rules of curling as sanctioned by the CCA and SACA and with these regulations. The four rock free guard is in effect. All games are EIGHT ends except when the buzzer rule takes precedence.- Use of the upstairs lounge is restricted to participating curlers and their guests. MINORS MUST BE UNDER CLOSE SUPERVISION OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

– The Executive requests the cooperation of all curlers in upholding a high standard of housekeeping and cleanliness throughout the Centre.

– All curling gear and articles of clothing are to be stored within the locker room area; or, taken unto the ice when curling. Equipment found in the foyer will be moved to the Broom room.

– This is a non-smoking facility under Red Deer City Bylaw. Alcohol consumption is only permitted in the upstairs lounge.

– In fairness to our caterer, only food purchased within the Centre may be consumed within the Centre. We also request that you clear your table putting your dishes and utensils in the bus-bin provided for that purpose.

Members Ice

Players in the draw may book available ice at no cost for practice or for games. Please check with the Office for ice availability as free ice is scarce and is reserved or rented on a first come, first served basis.

Complaint Procedure

Complaints concerning the Centre, ice, stones or the staff should be directed in writing to the manager, or to a Director. Please do not confront the employees.

Evening League Rules

Players in the draw may book available ice at no cost for practice or for games. Please check with the Office for ice availability as free ice is scarce and is reserved or rented on a first come, first served basis.

Scheduled Games / Cancellations

Players in the draw may book available ice at no cost for practice or for games. Please check with the Office for ice availability as free ice is scarce and is reserved or rented on a first come, first served basis.

Default of Game

Players in the draw may book available ice at no cost for practice or for games. Please check with the Office for ice availability as free ice is scarce and is reserved or rented on a first come, first served basis.

Points & Ranking

Players in the draw may book available ice at no cost for practice or for games. Please check with the Office for ice availability as free ice is scarce and is reserved or rented on a first come, first served basis.

Spare Rules

Spares must be a member of the Club or have paid the yearly fee required for placement on the Spare List.
The Spare List is maintained by the Red Deer Curling administration.
Spares can only play up to the position of the person you are replacing