Curling Etiquette

  • Start with a handshake. Greet the members of the opposing team with a handshake, tell them your name, and wish them “Good Curling”.
  • Finish with a handshake. When the game is over, offer each of the players a hearty handshake and move off the ice. The winning curlers traditionally offer their counterparts some refreshments.
  • Keep the ice clean. Change your shoes. Sand, grit and dirt are the ice’s worst enemy. The shoes you wear should only be used for curling.
  • Be courteous. Don’t distract your opponent in the hack. While your opponent is throwing stand still and quiet on the sidelines between the hog lines.
  • Compliment good shots, no matter which team makes them. Respect your opponent.
  • Be ready. Take your position in the hack as soon as your opponent has delivered their stone. Keep the game moving. Be prepared to sweep as soon as your teammate releases the rock.
  • After delivering your stone, move to the side of the sheet between the hog lines, unless you are the Skip. Leads and Seconds should stay outside of the house or rings, except when sweeping or to remove the stones after the count has been determined by the Vices.
  • The Lead should place the Skip’s rock in front of the hack to help speed up the game.



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