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At Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, we are committed to ensuring a safe experience for everyone in our facility, from participants to staff to guests. Now, more than ever, this is paramount as we all do our part to ensure we do not set back our community’s collective effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19.

Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club has been working with Curling Canada, CurlManitoba, the province and health officials to ensure the safe resumption of our programs and services. We will continue to actively monitor the province’s Restoring Safe Services plan and guidelines and will work with provincial authorities to ensure we are following and evolving our policies and protocols to fit with best practices, as well as to provide the best curling and social experience possible while at Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club.

While some of the changes may present an adjustment and potential inconvenience, all new health and safety measures are essential to our ability to open our facility and run programming. For the safety of our entire community, we appreciate your adherence and understanding.

For a detailed description of the specific protocols in place within our facility, please click the links below:

Our Return to Play and Safe Operating framework includes the following measures.

Cleanliness and sanitation

Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club has increased our disinfection measures and has implemented more frequent cleaning of commonly used areas and surfaces during active business hours.

The waiting room, lounge, and other occupied areas will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between groups. Cleaning logs will be maintained by staff at all times.

Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the facility, including at the entrance when checking-in.

Curlers will be provided with wipes for sanitizing their own curling rock handles prior to beginning play (or at the option of the individual league, designated volunteers will be allowed to sanitize all handles prior to players entering the ice shed).

Personal protective equipment

Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club staff are required to wear a face mask at all times.

Curlers and non-participating/spectating guests are also required to wear a mask in all areas of the facility, except when seated to consume food or beverage in the cafe or lounge.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own masks. Single-use masks will be available for purchase at the restaurant and bar.

Health assessment

All guests and staff will be required to complete an online self-assessment before entering Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club.

Staff and players have been instructed to stay at home if they are feeling unwell, including if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms: headache, congestion, runny nose, fever, chills and/or body aches.

We respectfully ask our curlers and spectators to avoid entering Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club if they are experiencing any of the same symptoms, if someone in their household is ill, or if they believe they have been exposed to someone who is ill.

As we put the wellness of our community first and foremost, there will be no penalties for cancelling rental events or practice ice on short notice. Likewise, we hope you will understand if your session is cancelled on short notice in the case that our facility staff is affected by illness.

Physical distancing

Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club is allowed to operate at full capacity. However, physical distancing must be adhered to at all times, including in the ice shed. Game modifications mandated by Curling Canada will be required. Please help each other review and adhere to the requirements outlined in our Players Guide.

Designated entry and exit doors will be clearly marked with signage. Access to the wheelchair lift will be provided by a staff member only upon request so that required sanitation can be maintained. Physical distancing guidelines and traffic paths will be marked on the floor to better manage potentially congested areas.

Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club staff will monitor the physical distancing of guests in being serviced in their areas. League conveners and Skips are asked to also be mindful of these requirements in the ice shed, and provide polite reminders to players when necessary.

Contact Tracing and Waivers

Non-participating/spectating guests, as well as curlers who are present in the building outside of their respective scheduled game times, will be required to complete a sign-in sheet upon arrival at the club.

As directed by Curling Canada, all curlers will need to sign and electronically submit a Waiver of Liability (over 18) / Assumption of Risk (under 18) and Declaration of Compliance to the league convener or Club Manager prior to entering the ice shed. Each player needs to do so only once (not for each league), and it will remain valid for the entire 2020-21 season. Using our electronic registration web page is the simplest (and recommended) way of providing the required sign-off.

All practice ice must be booked and confirmed with the Club Manager at least 12 hours in advance; walk-up requests for ice time will not be allowed.

We appreciate that parts of your experience at Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club will be a little different than they were before, however, we all must do our part to ensure that we can enjoy a full 2020-21 curling season together. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and look forward to seeing you at Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club.

The AMCC Board of Directors wishes to thank:

  • MTS Iceplex management for allowing our Return to Play Committee to re-use parts of their Health and Safety statement on our website.
  • Curling Canada and CurlManitoba for providing their Return to Play Guidelines, and reviewing with affiliated cliubs via webcast.
  • The numerous curling clubs across Canada and the United States that our Return to Play Committee borrowed related content from to produce our working plan and documents.