One sweeper only for curling in 2020: Curling Canada


Curling will look a little different this year, both on TV and at the local rink.

article continues below

Curling Canada released a 29-page outlining safe practices so players can reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

The biggest change is in sweeping. Only one sweeper will be allowed, with additional markings on the ice to ensure social distancing by the team not throwing.

“Curling will look a bit different this upcoming season, but we’re pleased to announce there’s still a way to play while also ensuring that the safety of curlers remains a top priority,” said Danny Lamoureux, Curling Canada’s director of curling club development in a press release.

Sweeping an opponent's stone behind the tee-line is also prohibited.

Other changes on the ice are minimal. Pre and post-game handshakes are discouraged, with Curling Canada suggesting broom taps as a replacement. They also suggest using electronic devices to keep score and perform the coin toss rather than using a traditional scoreboard.

The return to play document also includes a waiver players will be required to sign, alongside other suggestions on how to run a curling club during COVID-19.


© Copyright Flin Flon Reminder


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Flin Flon Reminder welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Back-to-school plans POLL

How do you feel about provincial back-to-school plans?

or  view results