Curling Ice

Funspiel Guidelines

  • Please have all participants arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled curling start time. This will allow time to prepare equipment and go over a few safety concerns. Groups arriving late will not have their curling experience extended.
  • For the safety and respect of all curlers, please do not proceed to the ice until the Instructor has gone over safety and rules and advised your group that they can enter the ice area.
  • Please note that there is a maximum of 8 people allowed per sheet at all times.
  • For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, curlers must be at least 11 years of age to participate in Funspiels.
  • Please bring a clean pair of indoor runners; dress shoes are very slippery and street shoes are dirty. Even though your runners are indoor shoes, they must be cleaned on the boot cleaner before entering the ice area.
  • Wear warm and stretchy/comfortable clothing. In curling you have to do a lot of stretching - especially when you deliver your rock. Comfortable clothing makes this much easier. And remember that you'll be in an ice rink; it's going to be a little bit chilly out there.
  • Equipment is included in your rental. Brooms and slider tape will be available at the Information Desk just outside the curling ice. Slider tape is strongly recommended for beginners as it is not as slippery as a regular slider, therefore making learning to curl a little bit easier. If you prefer a slider, these can be rented from the desk for an additional cost of $2 per slider. Please return all equipment when finished.
  • Please do not pick up the curling stones at any time.
  • If you slip and fall please try to get back up as quick as you can; sitting on the ice melts it and takes much time to repair.
  • Do not throw your rock when there are people on the ice who are not looking your way. To avoid injury wait until everyone on your sheet is paying attention. Please also be aware of others when clearing rocks from the playing area and push rocks gently to the back of the sheet.
  • When a rock is sliding toward the hack (the area where you place your foot to throw a rock) please make sure you stop it before it hits. If the rock hits the hack hard enough it will crack the ice all around the hack and will damage the ice.