New public health restrictions were announced on Wednesday and they will have a significant impact on the operations of the Chester Curling Club for the next few weeks. The new restrictions take effect at midnight on Sunday, December 20 and last until at least January 10.
Under these restrictions, sports practices and training may take place, but must be limited to a maximum of 25 people. Games or tournaments are not permitted. All curling games, including league play and drop-in games will therefore be cancelled for the period of the restrictions. The only curling activities that will be allowed in the club will be team practices involving regular team members and coaches. Direction will be sent out shortly with procedures for booking the ice and precautions to be followed while in the club.
Prior to Monday, the club will continue to operate under our current arrangements. There will be no league play on Friday night but there will be a drop-in league on Friday at 6:30 PM and on Sunday at 3:00 PM.
Due to the weather forecast, we are sad to say this evening’s drop in curling league is cancelled.
Day Curling - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 AM supervised by Mary Raine and Doug Ross
Stick Curling - Wednesday at 1:00 PM supervised by Terry Atherton
Tuesday Night - Regular Drop-in League at 7:00 PM supervised by Dave and Pam Adams
Thursday Night - Open Drop-in League at 7:00 PM supervised by Darrin Hatt
Junior Activities - Monday at 6:00 PM supervised by Beth Atherton
Sunday afternoon drop-in at 3:00 PM supervised by Beth Atherton
1. Schedule subject to change or extension based upon changes to the provincial public health regulations
2. Members planning to attend drop-in leagues are requested to contact the league chair in advance to ensure that attendance can be managed to ensure compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.
3. Members planning to attend drop-in leagues are requested to review Board guidance sent out on November 26 and 28 regarding public health restrictions currently in place in making their decision to come to the club.
4. Please make your decision to come to the Club responsibly and, if you do come to the Club, remember to follow all of the protocols in place to safeguard your health and the health of your fellow curlers
Postponements / Cancellations
Bar – no bar service at any event until public health restrictions are relaxed
Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Leagues - postponed until public health restrictions are relaxed
Learn to Curl - postponed until public health restrictions are relaxed
Teazer Light U15 - postponed until public health restrictions are relaxed
Click here to view the latest Nova Scotia Stick Curling Association newsletter
The Board of Directors has received a number of questions since we issued our memo on November 26th regarding recent COVID-19 restrictions, including whether a member in a specific, individual set of circumstances will be “allowed” by the Board to enter the Club given our recent direction.
Your Board members are not public health officials and we have neither the ability nor the power to rule on individual circumstances.
As with many public health directives that have been issued during this pandemic, it is up to you as a responsible member of society in general — and of the Chester Curling Club in particular — to comply with public health regulations and the direction given by the Club, as they apply to your particular situation.
Much like the government will have to lockdown the economy if Nova Scotians do not make responsible decisions and the incidence of COVID-19 increases in the province, the Board’s only option will be to shut the doors of the Club to everyone should the virus rear its head among our members.
Please make your decision to come to the Club responsibly and, if you do come to the Club, remember to follow all of the protocols in place to safeguard your health and the health of your fellow curlers
Jeff, Beth, Michael, Linda & Carla
The Board of the Chester Curling Club has been carefully considering the ramifications of the restrictions announced on Tuesday afternoon by Premier McNeil and Dr Strang and have consulted with league chairs and other key organizers within the club.
As a result ALL evening leagues are postponed for the next 2 weeks.
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The Board of the Chester Curling Club has been carefully considering the ramifications of the restrictions announced on Tuesday 24th November 2020 by Premier McNeil and Dr Strang and have consulted with league chairs and other key organizers within the club.
In order to address these factors, we have agreed to make several changes to club operations until such time as further changes are made to public health regulations.
Click here to view the full details of the changes to the club operations
Parents/Guardians of Junior Curlers can view the details of the changes to junior curling here
Our Learn to Curl program is a great way to learn one of Canada’s best winter sports! It’s designed to teach adults (19-99) the basic rules, strategies and techniques of the game in a fun and safe environment. Created for beginners and those with some experience who would like to expand their curling knowledge and skills, the program offers you a chance to meet new people and socialize with friends.
To find out more click here.
We are excited to announce a weekly online 50/50 fundraising draw to raise funds for participating Curling Clubs in Nova Scotia.
Each week one lucky winner will receive 50% of the money raised! Click here to purchase your tickets. When purchasing your tickets use the pull down menu to select the Chester Curling Club.
The COVID-19 Facility Operation Plan for the safe reopening of the Chester Curling Club for curling activities and for the use of the liquor licensed lounges is now available to view here. We encourage all members to familiarise themselves with plan.
You can find more documents relating to COVID-19 and club policies for the 2020/21 curling season here.