Rock the River Cup 2022 Registration is Now Open!

Dear Curlers,
We are pleased to announce that registration for The Rock the River Cup 2022 is now open and we would like to invite you all to join us in Saskatoon March 10-13, 2022 for a rockin’ good time! This year we are proud to announce that the Rock the River Cup is presented by TD! Thanks to all of our sponsors we are able to maintain our pricing and ensure there are great prizes available at our bingo and cash prizes for top placed teams.
This year the Rock the River Cup will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Gay Curling Championship! Will be attracting 32 teams for the Rock the River Cup and 16 teams to the CGCC meaning an even bigger and more social bonspiel experience! All our events will be open to athletes from both events.
Registration will close when the bonspiel is full, or February 28, 2022. Once full, a waiting list will be created.
We’ve managed to negotiate a great rate at our host hotel to stay in the heart of downtown Saskatoon at the Sheraton Cavalier starting at $149.00 per night, and receive FREE parking at the hotel ($15 /night value). Use the links on our website to get the discount. Or phone the hotel directly with the promo code on our website.
In addition teams can use the following promo codes to receive discounts on airfare:
Air Canada: A8G3CJ61
WestJet: J56NK8T
All people participating in the Rock the River Cup and CGCC this year must be fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination will be verified for all curlers before they can receive their credentials to participate. This means you would typically have your final vaccine dose on or before Feb 22, 2021 to participate
Our tentative schedule of events are as follows, full schedule on our website:
March 9th 7pm-10pm: Join us for a private tour and welcome reception of the Remai Modern Art Gallery, come to collect your registration packages, enjoy free food and snacks with a cash bar at this come and go event. For those who can’t attend your registration packages will be at the club before the first game.
March 10th: First day of curling beginning around 9:30am, social events in the club all evening including Karaoke.
March 11th: Curling during the day, first game around 10am. Once again we are bringing back Gay Bingo, free for all registered curlers, come and win some amazing prizes from gift certificates, concerts, Nutana bar tabs, and curling equipment. Our grand prize package includes tickets to Bianca Del Rio in Saskatoon for the evening of Mar 13 (after our bonspiel finishes)! Plus much more! Bingo will start after the last draw in the Nutana Lounge and main floor.
March 12th: Curling during the day. Banquet Dinner and Reception at the Sheraton with an after party to follow at Divas Nightclub. We have a great set of Olympians for a Q&A at the banquet.
March 13th: Curling for the morning, including finals. Final trophy presentation and cash prizes to be presented at the club after the games. Will conclude no later than 4:30pm.
The bonspiel will be hosted at the Nutana Curling Club and there will be a free shuttle to the curling club from the host hotel during the event. Each team will be guaranteed 3 games during the spiel and the top finishing teams will, of course, win cash prizes! If you’re out early, you will be entered to our Wildcard event for a chance at great prizes as well!
If you are paying with cash, cheque or eTransfer; please select “Cash/Cheque” to checkout. If you are wishing to pay with credit or debit card; please select “Debit/Credit” to check out, there is an extra fee for paying with a card, if this isn’t selected on the registration your form will not be processed. Registrations will only be confirmed when paid in full, if you pay with cash, cheque or eTransfer please ensure your payment is made promptly or your registration may be cancelled.
For more information and to register please see our website: http://www.prairielilycurling.com/rocktheriverinfo/
Registration is done online and payment can be made during registration with a debit or credit card (fees apply), or you can eTransfer or mail payment if you wish to save the card fees.
Hotel reservations can be done through the website links provided on our website, or by calling the host hotel directly, their number is on our website.
We look forward to having as many teams return to Saskatoon for this great event! Be sure to register early, last year the spiel filled up well before the deadline. Only 32 teams will be accepted. A wait list will be made if required.

Let the season begin!

Round 1 Schedule / Season Calendar / Team Rosters:
==>  now posted on the RRCL website – https://rainbowrockers.org/2021-22-round-1-schedule/
(NOTE: Please submit your game score on the RRCL website after your game)

OCC Lockers:
The club has offered a limited number of lockers for Rainbow Rockers members.  If you would like a locker for the season, please email [email protected] to request one.

Post-game Beverage custom:
Our long-standing courtesy after a game is that the winning team buys a drink for their opposition counterpart.
It is also customary for the losing team to “buy back/reciprocate” on a second beverage.

OCC Kitchen:
The club manager is expecting that the kitchen will be open on Sundays, sometime soon. Stay tuned for the opening date (kitchen will not be open this Sunday).

Out-of-town Bonspiels & CGCC:
The Canadian Gay Curling Championship will take place in Saskatoon in March 2022.
In your winter travel plans, please consider travelling to other cities bonspiels which can be found at: https://gaycurl.ca/bonspiels.html
(Ask around the league … many people have travelled to various LGBT bonspiels and can provide valuable advice)

Waiver:
If you have not yet printed and signed the waiver, please do so and bring to your first game.

We have several new members joining and creating(!) new curling teams this season …
I hope that new members feel welcome in our league, and if you have any questions or comments I would be pleased to hear from you.

I hope to see most of you this Sunday !

Good Curling !

Steve.
[email protected]

Rainbow Rockers – 2021-2022 Season Opening Details

 

Let the curling season begin!

Please pay close attention to the details contained below to ensure a smooth start to your curling season.

Season Opening Events – October 3rd:

Beginners Clinic & Pizza – 11am-3pm ($10) – Please email [email protected] to signup.

Practice Game & Pizza – 3pm OR 5pm (free) – A few spaces are still available!  Please email [email protected] to request to play at 3pm OR 5pm. If you just want to join for pizza and socializing, please email to let us know.

Round 1 League Play – October 17th:

Regular league play will begin on Sunday October 17th with draws at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. The Round 1 schedule will be posted on the Rainbow Rockers website soon.

Vaccination Policy:

You must show proof of vaccination upon entering the club for the first time.  To save time at the OCC entrance you can alternatively email your proof of vaccination to [email protected]  It will be noted and immediately deleted by the club manager.

Waiver:

You must sign a waiver before stepping on the ice.  Please print and sign the waiver and bring with you on your first day (we will have a few paper copies at the club if needed). Download Waiver

OCC Return to Curl Guidelines:

Please read the OCC Return to Curl document to understand the new rules for the 2021-2022 season.  Pay particular attention to the “Mask Policy”, “Facilities” and “Protocols” sections.

Good Curling!

Your RRCL Executive… Steve/Kevin/Chad/Patrick/Peter/Brian/Jeremy/Geoff.