2021/2022 Curling Season Registration
It's already the end of August and time to start making ice for the coming curling season. The Curling Club executive has decided to move forward and start making ice in hopes that we can have a more "normal" curling season. Ice preparations will begin immediately after the Labour Day long weekend.
The Powassan Curling Club will therefore be holding registration for the coming 2021-2022 season on two separate evenings.
The first session will be Wednesday September 8th, 2021 at 250 Clark Street in Powassan between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.
The second session will be held prior to the Powassan Curling Club Annual General Meeting on Thursday September 23rd, 2021 at the Curling Club building between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
Having said that we still do not have an end in sight to this global pandemic we are experiencing. Health protocols including masking, physical distancing, and hand washing are not going away any time soon. Vaccines will hopefully stop the majority of people from getting really sick and requiring hospital care. Curling this season will again involve following some Covid health protocols, although there may be some changes.
We are in the process of reviewing and revising our Covid pandemic protocols, registration forms, and rules including evolving developments around proof of vaccination status and so called "vaccine passports". Updated registration forms will be available shortly and posted on this site for members to print and complete prior to registering in person.
We are hopeful that our entire membership will come out and curl with us this season.
The three forms required for registration are listed below.
Click here to download Declaration of Compliance Covid-19 form
Click here to download 2021/2022 Membership form
Click here to download Release of Liabilty form
Annual General Meeting
The Powassan Curling Club will be having an Annual General Meeting on September 23rd, 2021 starting at 7:00pm.
Members can attend in person, or virtually via the internet. Instructions on how to access and participate in the meeting will be forwarded by email and posted on this website in due course. Members will be asked to register ahead of the meeting so we have a record of who attended.
Members attending in person will be required to follow current Covid health protools.
Members who wish to add an item to the meeting agenda, and speak to a matter, are asked to advise of the agenda item no later that September 20th, 2021. Agenda topics should be forwarded to the attention of Andrew Emmerson - President.
2020/2021 Curling Season Early Conclusion
Due to circumstances beyond our control we must conclude our 2020/2021season earlier than planned. The ongoing state of emergency in Ontario has caused the Municipality of Powassan to reevaluate the financial implications of maintaining ice for the remainder of this season. As a result the Sportsplex and Curling Club ice plants are being turned off to save taxpayer dollars. The Curling Club executive, ice crew and many volunteers worked hard to get curling underway amid a global pandemic. We appreciate everyone who registered and came out to curl during challenging times. We look forward to welcoming back all curlers when we able to do so.
Facility rentals are still on hold for the foreseeable future. The building will remain closed with no public access until further notice.
Return-To-Play & Registration Update
On Tuesday October 6th 2020 Municipality of Powassan Council members approved the start up of ice making equipment for the Sportsplex and Powassan Curling Club. While this is good news for those who wish to return-to-play this season, there is substantial work to do before members can begin to curl in any league play.
Returning club members are encouraged to remove personal items and curling equipment they require from club lockers during one of the registration dates. Access to locker rooms and individual lockers may be restricted and closed for the season duration. Curlers will be required to bring personal equipment to the club for each game and then take it home.
Curlers will be required to attend and register in person, present, or complete the required documentation and pay membership dues before being added to any league roster. We intend on emailing all the required forms and also having them available on this website so curlers can review, print and complete them prior to attending one of the registration sessions. There will also be forms available at registration. In order to keep the registration process as short as possible, to facilitate social distancing, and comply with indoor gathering limits we suggest members complete the forms prior to attending.
Members will need to complete;
1) Powassan Curling Club Membership Form
2) Declaration Of Compliance - Covid-19 Form
3) Release Of Liability, Waiver Of Claims and Indemnity Agreement Form
Membership dues have been updated and are posted on this website.
Membership dues can be paid by cheque made payable to Powassan Curling Club, cash, or by electronic funds transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The E-transfer security question answer will be available at registration. Please include a note of what your paying for ie. One Regular Adult Membership.
League game play start times, game format and rule changes will be determined once our registration process is complete. This will then be communicated to draw masters and registered members.
Further updates will be posted here.
Membership Survey and Return-To-Play
This is an update in regards to the membership survey that was recently conducted and where we are currently situated for return-to-play. The survey responses indicated that approximately 80% of our members would like curl this season. The club executive has decided to move forward in preparation for opening the club and return-to-play amid the current social gathering restrictions and health guidelines.
We ultimately need ice to curl, and are waiting for the Municipality of Powassan to make a decision on starting the ice making plant at the Powassan Sportsplex. This decision may happen next week. We continue to move forward with our reopening plan and preparations with hope that we can make ice next week.
Registration to curl will be somewhat different this year. Necessary forms must be completed and payment of membership fees received before an individual can curl in any league. We intend on having all required forms available on our website so curlers can review, print and complete them prior to attending one of the registration sessions.
Some of our club members indicated in the survey they would not be curling this year, but would donate money towards keeping the club viable. This will be a challenging year financially for the club so going forward any monetary support would be greatly appreciated.
Further updates and instructions will be communicated in due course once the decision on ice has been made.
This year you are required to pre register into your league. you have to come to the club and fill out our Covid Waiver, registration form, pay for the season, and gather your belongings from your locker if you have one. Locker rooms will be off limites during the start of this season so you will have to bring your equipment with you to start.
Registration Dates have been tentatively set for:
Wednesday October 14th, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturday October 17th, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Monday October 19th, 9:00 - 11:30 am
2020-2021 Curling Season
The year of COVID! Last year ended early and we are off to a delayed start this year as well. We are currently looking to start making ice soon and if everything lines up we will be ready to curl starting Novermber 1 2020.
Please stand by for more information as it comes available. Curling will be a bit different this year but it is looking like we will have a season.
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