LANSING CURLING CLUB
RETURN TO CURLING DURING A PANDEMIC!
The Lansing Curling Club would like you to come back to leagues this season! The board of directors have been having numerous discussions about how we will be able to do this. Suburban Ice is open, and we have discussed our interest for league play this season, a potential schedule, and concerns regarding the COVID pandemic. Our number one worry is the potential spread of the virus during our leagues. Obviously, we do not want to do that. We have consulted many different sources to see what others are planning for the upcoming season.
- Follow the rules of the Suburban Ice (see below)
- Follow the recommendations of USA curling (see below)
- DO NOT COME TO LEAGUE PLAY IF YOU ARE SICK, HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OR IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ANYONE THAT IS SICK!!
- Facemasks or some sort of face covering WILL BE REQUIRED
- Maintain a safe distance from others as much as possible
- Learn to curl events will not be held at this time. We could teach one or two people at a time, just not large groups
- Assigned roles for ice setup process, intended to keep distance
- Nitrile or latex gloves will be available for some setup activities
- Small table available for disinfecting wipes, sanitizer, etc.
- Wipe down rock handles when getting rocks on ice, and putting them away
- Arrive at league time dressed and ready to play. There won’t be a locker/changing room available. All you will need to do is put on your shoes.
- No shaking hands to start game
- Rock colors will be pre‐determined before the game starts
- Assigned rocks during the game, you only touch your rocks
- If you bring a water bottle, make sure it is marked and located a separated distance from all others
- One sweeper, either teams of 3, or 2 on 2, based on the number of people we have Based on numbers, may need to have 4 on a team, but there should only
- be one sweeper at a time
- We will start on different sheets at opposite ends of the ice, to better stagger people around the ice surface
- When clearing an end, push rocks with a broom or your feet, to not use your hands
Our curling home, Suburban Ice East Lansing, has some guidelines which we will need to follow to be able to participate this season. Suburban Ice has a “Return Together Preparedness and Response Plan” for their facility. The document is attached, and they can be found at the link below. We encourage you to go to the link and see what is new, as it may be changing periodically.
The USA Curling web page has recommendations for clubs to return to curling. We have attached a PDF of the most recent recommendations, but since this is constantly changing, please follow the link below for the most recent updates.