Welcome to the Haliburton Curling Club

The Club Where Curling Rocks!.

Whether you are a brand new curler or an experienced curler, you will find the Haliburton Curling Club offers you choices based on your interests and ability. If you are brand new to curling we offer practice and instructional clinics. We have social curling leagues for ladies, men and mixed curling. Experienced curlers may want to consider one of our more competitive leagues. As our motto says, "Have Fun, Meet Friends, Keep Fit, 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!

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Haliburton Curling Club

730 Mountain St
PO Box 306
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Phone: 705-457-2830

Contacts: Mary Hillaby, President

clubcurling@bellnet.ca

Interested in Curling?

Are you new to the sport of curling? Want to give it a try? Interested in becoming a member of the Haliburton Curling Club? We're always looking to welcome new members to our club. Please view our League Description page and make sure to sign-up for our Learn-to-Curl sessions. For more information call or email us with your questions. Good Curling!