When: Saturday, October, 1, 2016
Where: Haliburton Curling Club, 730 Mountain St.
Time: 10am - 4pm
The Haliburton Curling Club will have the pleasure of hosting an Open House for anyone curious about the sport of curling. Come and meet some of our new and experienced members and take a tour of our facilities. Outside, enjoy the tasty treats of hot dogs and hamburgers as you make a donation to "Food for Kids" charity. Our members will be contributing several items to a GIGANTIC parking lot sale, rain or shine. Can you use some tools, jewelry, household items, furniture, and/or books? Great deals will be found at this fabulous sale!
Hope to see you there!
A note to our members
Mary and Lynn will be collecting items for our sale during the week of September 26th. Members may drop off their treasures at the curling club on Thursday, September 29th from 11am - 2pm and Friday September 30th from 10am - 3pm. Remember the sale is only as good as you make it! If you wish to make alternate arrangements for a drop off time, then please call Mary (705) 754-1916. Your contributions to the Trash n' Treasures sale in the summer were fantastic! Let's hit the same mark this time! Tools, jewelry and books were favourite items for our buyers.
Anyone wishing to volunteer a couple of hours during the day are asked to call Mary. Thanks so much!
The following dates will help accommodate those members that wish to come out before the schedule begins on Monday, October 3, 2016.
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 - Open practice from 10am - 3pm
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 - Open practice from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 - Open practice from 10am - 3pm
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 - Open practice from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
If you are interested in participating in any of these practice sessions then you are welcome to attend. There may or may not be a coach in attendance as these are practice times and not clinics.
The town of Haliburton offers a variety of opportunities for their residents to participate in during the fall and winter months. Curling is one of these activities and it is one of the most popular sports because both young and old can participate.
Our club is committed to getting future generations excited about curling and we offer an outstanding Youth program run by very talented volunteers. These members help teach and support each child in their development of the sport.
Haliburton curling club offers members a healthy cross section of recreational and competitive play by offering leagues that will satisfy their interests and abilities. Leagues are scheduled from Monday to Friday including day and night time curling. Check the website for league descriptions.
So, is it a good idea to join our club? Absolutely! We have divided the season into three sessions in order to meet your needs (ie. travel, job, health). The first session will begin on Monday, October 3, 2016 and end on Friday, November 25th. The second session will begin on Monday, November 28th and end on Friday, January 27, 2017. The final session will begin on Monday, January 30th and end on Friday, March 24, 2017.
As our motto says, “Have fun, Meet friends, Keep fit and Stay active”.
Curling is a winter sport, played on ice. Ice is slippery, hard, cold, and wet. At Haliburton curling club, we strive to take the proper measures to ensure the safety of all our members. Every curler who steps foot on our ice should have a pair of grippers over their curling shoes to protect them from slipping on the ice. These grippers should not have any smooth surfaces on them or bits of rubber falling off. Always check the condition of your grippers and if needed, purchase a new pair from our supply at the bar. For a low cost of $ 15.00/gripper, you can ensure your safety. Be sure that your slider and gripper or shoes are clean and dry before stepping on the ice.
As well, we have all seen or heard of someone falling on the ice and unfortunately hitting their head. If you are concerned and wish protection, we sell protective head gear called "ice halos" that are light weight and comfortable. Most importantly they provide curlers with some confidence they need to stay on the ice. Ice halos do not make your head hot and the Velcro closures make it adjustable and secure.
The following are some other measures that each participant should practice for good ice safety:
- warm up before the game - stretching and warming muscles before going out on the ice can help prevent injury
- step onto the ice gripper-foot first - never use your slider foot to step onto the ice
- always be careful when stepping off the ice - always use your slider foot first
- the rule of thumb for your slider foot is LAST ON, FIRST OFF
- step off the platform onto a clear piece of ice. Avoid stepping over a rock
- avoid lifting a rock – you might lose your balance
- never stop a rock with your hand - your fingers can be crushed, especially if the rock hits another rock while you're trying to stop it
- never use your foot to stop a fast moving rock - you could lose your balance and fall. Use your broom to stop a rock
- watch for stray rocks
- keep your feet on the ice - avoid running or hopping. Walk or slide
- if you can't keep up with a fast moving rock while sweeping, just let it go. It's not worth the risk of falling.
- if you feel unwell and your balance is impaired, never go on the ice surface
Another important safety feature is to get yourself trained. At Haliburton curling club we offer training clinics before the curling season and throughout the year by our club coaches.
Let’s face it: curling ice is slippery and the possibility of falling is real, so protecting ourselves from injury is very important. Be aware! Go out and enjoy the sport, have a great game and stay safe!