Rainbow Rockers – season details

Hello Curlers !

I am excited to provide some more details for the upcoming Rainbow Rockers curling season. PLEASE read all of this, as there are some very important details contained herein.
Curling will not be “normal” this year, but I can assure you that we will all make it fun !

We are expecting to have 35 teams this season, BUT there may be some who decide to not curl based on the covid risks. This potential last minute fluctuation in teams is understandably problematic for us to determine divisions and the curling schedule …. we need to have a good idea of the exact number of teams in the next week.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

    if you have decided to not curl this season, please let us know ASAP

, by sending an email/text to Kevin ([email protected]).
Deposits will be refunded for those who choose not to curl.

The Ottawa Curling Club has the complete “Return to Curl Guidelines” on their website:
https://ottawacurlingclub.ca/images/2020_AGM/occ_return_to_curl_guidelines_september_2020.pdf

Some highlights from the Return to Curl Guidelines document:

Bar – YES the bar will be open. Table service will be provided by servers. Each team will sit at their own table, at least 2m from any other team table. Kitchen will not be open, but they are looking at providing snacks for purchase. Pizza is close by though !
Masks – Masks are mandatory when entering and leaving the club, but optional while curling, and not required when you are seated at your lounge table.
Sweeping – One sweeper only per rock will be allowed. Skips cannot sweep any rock.
Arrival – Curlers are to arrive within 20 minutes of their game, dressed and ready to curl, except for curling shoes. You will go to the upstairs lounge to hang your jacket and switch into your curling shoes. Lockers will not be available. Anyone who has items in a locker MUST go to the curling club asap to collect belongings. Dalal is there weekdays from 9:30 – 2:30. If you cannot make it during that time, call Dalal to make an alternative arrangement.
Schedule – due to the 30 minutes (cleaning) required between all games, we cannot fit 3 draws into our regular Sunday timeslot of 1pm-7pm. We will have 2 draws on Sunday and several Saturdays. This means that (up to) 1/3 of your games will be on Saturdays. It may also be possible that we can take an occasional earlier (11am) draw on Sunday from another league, which would cut down on Saturday games. We will not know the exact schedule until we determine the total # teams.

Meet and Greet

    – We will be hosting the annual Meet and Greet for your final dues payment at T’s pub, on Thursday October 1st, 5pm-8-pm. Of course it will be a socially distanced event where you will pay your outstanding balance at the registration table and then socialize with your party at a table. If you choose not to attend the Meet and Greet, please e-transfer your outstanding balance to [email protected] BEFORE October 1st. On October 1st, we will make a determination on the team makeup and proceed to create the play schedule. No payments will be accepted after October 1st. Our treasurer, Chad, will provide more details of payments on the RRCL website soon.

    Again ….
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

      if you have decided to not curl this season, please let us know ASAP

    , by sending an email/text to Kevin ([email protected]). Also, make sure your team is aware. Deposits will be refunded for those who choose not to curl.

    We look forward to an exciting, albeit unique, 18th Rainbow Rockers curling season !!
    See you on the ice after Thanksgiving weekend ! Stay tuned to the website for more details.

    Steve Horwood.
    President, Rainbow Rockers Curling League