Spirit of Curling

"Curling is a game of skill and traditions. A shot well executed is a delight to see and so, too, it is a fine thing to observe the time-honored traditions of curling being applied in the true spirit of the game. Curlers play to win but never to humble their opponents. A true curler would prefer to lose rather than win unfairly.

A good curler never attempts to distract an opponent or otherwise prevent him/her from playing his/her best.

No curler ever deliberately breaks a rule of the game or any of its traditions. But, if he/she should do so inadvertently and be aware of it, he/she is the first to divulge the breach.

While the main objective of the game is to determine the relative skills of the players, the spirit of the game demands good sportsmanship, kindly feeling and honorable conduct. This spirit should influence both the interpretation and application of the rules of the game and also the conduct of all participants on and off the ice."

The Capital Curling Club’s Board of Directors, as a matter of policy, expects that participants in club activities will conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the “Spirit of Curling”. The Board of Directors interprets the “Spirit of Curling” to mean that members and guests of the CCC will treat each other with appropriate respect both on an off the ice. The CCC Board hopes and expects that disagreements and offenses can and will be resolved by respectful discussions among the parties. If any member or guest of the CCC is subject to or observes behavior that is inconsistent with this policy, the Board urges that person to personally remind the offending party of this policy and to ask the offending party to stop the offensive behavior. If the inappropriate behavior cannot be so corrected, the matter may be presented to the CCC Board of Directors for investigation and resolution as the Board may deem necessary and appropriate.