Return to Play

The Idylwylde Golf & Country Club's top priority is the health and safety of our curlers and to create an environment where they will feel comfortable and be able to enjoy the game of curling.

Our Return to Play safety protocols are based off of the recommendations from Public Health Sudbury & Districts, Ontario Curling Council (NOCA and CurlON) and Curling Canada. These, combined with what we feel is best for our club and curlers, have helped us to form these guidelines.

If you have any questions concerning returning to curling this season or about our safety protocols, please contact the Curling Manager, Mike Assad at 705-522-8580 ext. 226 or


We are committed to doing our part in keeping the membership and our community safe. After consulting with other curling facilities and in light of the changing pandemic environment, the following policy was approved by the Board of Directors.

For the 2021/2022 season, the Club will require proof of vaccination status prior to the commencement of the curling season and every curling member who is 12 years of age or older will be required to have received two doses of a Health Canada approved COVID vaccine (any combination of two vaccines is acceptable) at least 14 days prior to October 15th with accommodations for people with medical exemptions being considered which will include regularly submitting negative COVID tests. 

The Club will be implementing the following safety measures for participating curlers:

  • All curlers must sign a Declaration of Compliance for COVID-19 as well as the Club's waiver form (this has been part of the registration for the past few years).

  • To get in touch with a specific staff member, please email or call them directly.

  • Payments can be made over the phone, online, e-transfer, or cheque.

  • Aligned with public health measures currently in place, indoor masking policies will continue to remain in place.

  • Curlers may remove their mask when throwing a rock or when sweeping a rock.

  • Do not use your bare hand to clean the rock surface - sleeve or broom will suffice.

  • No handshaking before or after the game - broom tap, head nod, smile etc.

  • ​We recommend coming to the club dressed and ready for the game.​

  • ​Use hand sanitizer if you do not have any access to soap and water​

  • If you feel sick or have any symptoms, STAY HOME

Click the button below to review the full Return To Play document
Click the button below to review the COVID-19 Compliance form

Please see the diagram below showing the on-ice traffic pattern we will be implementing once curling begins:

There are also videos from Curling Canada for reference: Illustration 1 and Illustration 2

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  • Person in charge of the house (4) stands behind the hack.

  • Sweepers (2 and 3) stand at the marked locations between the hog lines.

  • The player whose next to deliver (1) is positioned at the hog line on the same side as (2) and (3)


  • Skip has control of the house (4).

  • Player whose turn it is to deliver (1) is in the hack.

  • Non-sweeping player (2) is positioned on the backboards behind (1).

  • Sweepr (3) is between +-line and hog line.

  • Once the rock has been delivered, the thrower (1) proceeds down the middle part of the ice to the marked location or the hog line if they are the net to deliver.

  • TIP: have the non-sweeping player (2) collect any belongings to the thrower or sweeping player so they don't have to go to the backboards after the shot OR keep your grippers at the hog line.