Things You Need To Know
2021-22 Curling Season
Clinics and Practice Ice
We are planning several clinics the week prior to Thanksgiving. Some sections are running their own and a couple are more club wide for all the new curlers who are joining this season.
For the clinics on Friday evening Oct 8th and Saturday morning Oct 9th I need anyone wishing to come to contact Jim at email@example.com to book their time. We will limit the size to 20 people at a time. As we get more people I will book a second or third clinic for those days.
Friday Oct 8th 6:30 PM and a possible second time at 8PM if the 6:30 time fills
Saturday Oct 9th 10 AM and possible second time at 11:30 AM Targeting new Mixed players.
Section Clinic dates:
Business Women Monday October 4th 7PM
Day League Clinic Wednesday October 6th 10AM to Noon
Day League Clinic Thursday October 7th 10AM to Noon
Friday October 8th 7:00 pm clinic is open to all new players just book your time through Jim.
Saturday October 9th 10 AM new curler clinic,- Mixed contact Jim to book
These will limit to 4 people per sheet at any one time so you might have to wait to get on the ice. Remember your masks for the clubhouse area.
Monday October 4th 11AM to 2 PM and 3 PM to 5 PM and 9 PM to 10 PM
Tuesday October 5th 11AM to 2PM and 3PM to 5 PM
Wednesday Oct 6th 1:15PM to 5PM
Thursday Oct 7th 1:15PM to 3:00 PM Junior Practice 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Friday Oct 8th 1PM to 3PM and 9PM to10PM if no second clinic
Friday Oct 8th 4:30 to 6:30PM CCIW Practice
Club COVID Protocols
Curling is less than a month away and we wanted to let everyone know what curling will look like and what COVID protocols will be in place. The Board has continued to monitor the pandemic and what government regulations we will have to follow. Our goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible and still make curling seem as normal as possible.
We will continue to monitor how things are working with the hope we can reduce measures if members are diligent and we can keep COVID out of the Club.
The list below should give everyone a good idea of what to expect
1. Double vaccinations are mandatory to enter the building. We are now requesting that everyone email a copy of their vaccine receipt to Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula at email@example.com . We will record that you were vaccinated and then delete the email.
2. Everyone must sign in for contact tracing every time you enter the building. We will have a tablet at the front door with a QR code as well as having the code posted around the club. When you scan the code it records that you are in the building and that you were vaccinated. You can also enter your name manually on the laptop if you are having problems with the code. We will have to figure out how to incorporate the Provincial Vaccine Passport with our protocols as we learn more.
3. You must wear a mask anywhere in the club except when sitting at your table or curling on the ice. Masks are strongly encouraged while on the ice but not mandatory. Skips should wear masks when standing in the house if at all possible. Please put on your mask whenever you leave the ice area.
4. There will be spacing dots on the ice that we are asking people to use to socially distance while curling.
5. The lockers will not be used but the locker areas will be open. Masks must be worn and we will have socially distance markers to limit the capacity. We are asking that you change at home if possible. Additional shelving will be out on the ice to store duffle bags, coats and purses. We are looking into additional coat racks in the basement area and would like outside footwear left in the clubhouse and not taken out to the ice.
6. We are asking that you do not bring guests or extra spectators to start the season. If the club staff does not recognize people watching games they are allowed and expected to ask for proof of vaccination and they can be asked to leave. Our hope is to remove this restriction as the season progresses.
7. No club brooms or stabilizers to start the season. Bring in your own and remember lockers will not be in use. Please mark or identify your equipment to avoid confusion as there will be a lot of equipment in the lounge area after games.
We are running a broom/gripper special to start the year: Goldline’s Fiberlite broom that sells for $109.99. Buy it we will give you 2 free grippers, that is a $40 savings. If interested in purchasing equipment please let Jim know now so we can get sufficient stock.
8. Regular 8 end games (with time clock) and all 5 sheets being used. Wipes will be available at both ends if you wish to sanitize your rocks.
9. The bar will be open. Kitchen will be open during the weekday daytime games.
10. If you feel unwell please stay away from the club. Get a spare or play with three people and error on the side of caution.
The club has purchased rapid covid test kits and will be available to members. Results in only 15 minutes. If you are worried that you have been exposed and concerned that you might have covid we can test people 9-10 days after their exposure. If you are at the club and start to feel unwell we can arrange a test but still would ask that you immediately social distance from everyone. I can always come out to your car to test for instance.
11. We will have practice ice and some clinics the week prior to Thanksgiving. Actual times will be shared prior to curling start up.
12. No bonspiels or outside events until the New Year or until safe to do so.
We will adjust the protocols throughout the season based on the members behavior and the recommendations and requirements of both the City and Provincial/Federal governments
Please be respectful of the guidelines and lets have a safe and fun season!
- The season will start October 4th 2021 for Evening Women’s and Men’s Leagues. All other leagues will start following the Thanksgiving weekend.
- Season will end April 14th 2022
- Historically costs associated with the operation of the Club increase annually (between 2% and 4%) and this year’s fees are the result of cost increases over the last two years most of which (i.e., property taxes, insurance, etc.) are not anticipated to go back down in future years
- After extensive analysis the Board has calculated the increase in operational costs are up over 8% since 2019. As a result, membership rates have been increased for the 2021/2022 season to keep pace with operating cost increases.
- Please see new membership rates below.
- Locker prices have been reduced to $10 for the season (previously $15) as we plan to start the season without lockers. The use of lockers will continue to be reviewed as the season progresses with the hopes that we may be able to allow locker use later in the season.
- Invoices will be sent out shortly and should all be received by the first week of August.
- If you prefer to pay in installments this year the installments are due:
1. September 1st;
2. October 1st; and
3. November 1st.
If you are paying, in full, in one payment, please remit your payment by September 1st.
- Invoices may be paid by E-transfers or cheque.
- While we do accept credit cards, please be advised that a 3% surcharge is applied to the payment amount as a result of the fees charged by the credit card companies to process the payment.
- For the 2021/2022 season every member will be required to have received two doses of COVID vaccine (any two vaccines are acceptable) by no later than September 20th (being two weeks prior to the start of the season).
- As a result, it has been determined that there will be no Little Rocks to start the season. Little Rocks curling this season will be re-evaluated as the season progresses.
What We Need From You
- Once you get your invoice we need to hear back from you immediately if there are errors. Email Paula directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with corrections. If you do not plan to curl this season but have not previously advised the Club of this please do so immediately as Paula is working hard to get invoices finalized and sent out.
- Please let your section reps know your intentions when they reach out, if you have not already done so.
- Every year the Club experiences a small attrition rate. As it has now been two seasons since we last curled, we are likely to have a few more spots than normal so if you know someone who’s been thinking of joining this may be the year! We will have close to 100 assorted league spots to fill this year.
- At this point it’s looking like there may even be the opportunity for whole teams to join the Mixed League.
- Online membership applications can be found on our website under “The Club” header or simply email Jim directly with contact information.
Welcome to Our Club
The Burlington Curling Club is one of the finest curling clubs in Ontario with five sheets of quality curling ice, first-rate food and beverage service, and a friendly atmosphere that fosters the love of the game on and off the ice.
If you are interested in membership information, please go to the “Club” dropdown box and click on “Membership” to access information on the Burlington Curling Club Leagues, 2021-22 membership rates, and our $99.00 introductory special.
We also offer an introductory Learn to Curl league for people new to our sport. Contact the club for details.
If you are interested in joining the BCC, please go to the “Club” drop-down box, then to “Membership Form”. Fill out the form and submit it. There is no cost to do so. You will be contacted within a few days confirming the receipt of your application. Many of the BCC sections have short waiting lists so it is important to apply early.
You can contact the Club Manager, Jim Holland anytime at 905-634-0014 or jwhbcc@gmail
The Burlington Curling Club gratefully acknowledges a Trillium Foundation grant of $67,900 that has allowed us to update our ice plant and remove the mold infected areas of the club. This will provide both energy savings and a safer environment for our curlers.
If you click on the link above you can download a PDF of the latest guidelines for reopening curling clubs that our curling associations have released..
If gives you an idea of how our game will be affected and some of the steps, we as a club, will have to take to open. Most key steps are noted above in Andre’s message..
Videos to show Game Flow
CurlON has created a couple very short videos just to show you the flow of a game with the covid procedures in place. One sweeping, where to stand when other team is throwing and one skip in the house etc.
Click on the links below to view.