Safety Tips

 

YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Any player who feels he cannot play on a 3-man team (because of sweeping problems or it is just too much for you) should have a yellow dot on their name tag which m eans you will be put on a 4- man team. This will assist all Board Captains in case you curl with another group.

  • Warm up before the game. Stretching and warming up muscles before going out on the ice can help prevent injury.
  • Never use street shoes. Always change your street shoes to appropriate curling shoes. It is highly recommended that you wear a gripper on your sliding foot when sweeping for more stability.
  • Use the shoe cleaner provided on the walkway before stepping on the ice.
  • Always be careful when stepping off the ice. Always put your slider foot up first.
  • Never stop a rock with your hand. Your fingers can be crushed, especially if the rock hits another rock while you're trying to stop it.
  • Never use your foot to stop a fast-moving rock. You could lose your balance and fall. Use your broom to stop a rock.
  • Always carry your broom , which you can use to avoid or break a fall in case you lose your balance.
  • Play only your rocks. Do not switch rocks with any other player. Do not move any rocks other than your ,with your hands, use your broom.
  • Watch for stray rocks and prevent rocks from going onto another sheet.
  • Keep the rocks on the ice at all times. Slide the rocks, never lift them.
  • Keep your feet on the ice. Walk or slide, never hop or run.
  • If you can't keep up with a fast-moving rock while sweeping, stop and step aside.
  • Never go onto the ice when your balance is impaired from sickness, excessive alcohol, etc.
  • Always keep walkways 'clear' of equipment - place unused brooms, grippers, etc., as far away from the ice as possible. Never leave brooms unattended laying on the ice.
 
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