Curling in the time of COVID-19

By Gordon Lambie
Curling in the time of COVID-19
(Photo : North Hatley Curling Club)

Curling season is getting started this week in the Eastern Townships, despite the added restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. While local clubs face new and complex challenges in continuing to operate this coming winter, their members and boards of directors have been hard at work since the summer to find solutions that will allow the game to go on.
“The safety of our members is the most important aspect of all the decisions we made at the board level,” said Marty Rourke – Vice President of the North Hatley Curling Club, explaining that discussion has been ongoing both within the club and with other local clubs, helped by the direction offered through Curling Canada. That national organization released “return to play” guidelines in the summertime to serve as a roadmap for reopening plans that would require social distancing measures.

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