Basic Rules

At the club level our regular games are played over eight ends between two teams of four players. The composition of a team is a lead, who throws first, a second who throws next, followed by the third or vice. The skip is the team captain and usually is the last to throw and he is responsible for calling the game: that is deciding the strategy and showing the players where he wants them to place their rocks. Players from the two teams alternate their throws. The "vices" toss a coin to determine which team will throw the first rock and who will have the hammer (the final stone). In brief:

For a fuller set of the rules of curling go to the rules as set out on the Ontario Curling Association website.

In-House Bonspiel Rules