Practice Ice and Equipment Policy

During pre-designated time-slots on the club calendar, members can reserve a sheet of ice to practice their own game, help another member with their game, or even introduce a guest to the game (with limitations described below). Reservation of practice ice is a privilege of being a Full member of the club, but it can be revoked if the privilege is abused.

Membership Requirements

The following Membership levels can reserve practice ice on the club calendar:

  • Full
  • Full (Daytime)

No other membership type can initiate the reservation of ice. However, other membership types can be invited to join a practice session initiated and attended by a Full or Full (Daytime) member, however that Full or Full (Daytime) member must also be in attendance.

Duration/Sheets

Ice cannot not be reserved for more than:

  • 1 sheet at a time (i.e. same person cannot book sheets 3 and 4 at the same time)
  • 1 consecutive hour (i.e. same person cannot book sheet 3 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM, nor can they book Sheet 3 at 1:00PM and then Sheet 4 at 2:00PM)

Exceptions to this are:

  • A pick-up/make-up/rescheduled game - however with a maximum of two hours
  • A team practice (at least 2 members must be in attendance) - however with a maximum of two hours per day per team
  • An empty slot / late / no-show before or after your slot - you are welcome to stay longer if desired, but you must leave if the member who did reserve the slot shows up
  • Any other exception explicitly granted by the club Vice President, club President, or Head Ice Technician

 

To book a 2-hour consecutive slot for a team practice or game without intervention/approval from the club Vice President or Head Ice Technician, have two members book the two slots separately. For example, if Tom's team wants to practice (and Mary is on Tom's team) book the slots such that they look like:

12:00-1:00 Tom

1:00-2:00 Mary

In this way, they will just look like two separate bookings.

Advanced Booking

The calendar interface does not allow the booking of practice ice slots more than 2 weeks in advance. However, any slot identified as being booked more than 2 weeks in advance (i.e. via a website admin who has calendar modification privileges) may be deleted without notice.

Capacity

No more than 8 people should occupy a practice session per sheet.

Guests

Members can invite guests (non-Broomstones curlers and/or non-curlers) to join a practice ice session with the following conditions:

  • all non-club members must sign a waiver before getting on the ice
  • the member who initiated the session must be present at all times and is responsible for managing their guest(s)
  • the total number of people should not exceed 8. Rentals use a 1:4 ratio of instructor:curler so use your best judgement.

In other words, a practice slot could be an opportunity to show a friend (or even a few friends) what it is like to throw a few stones and/or sweep, but it is not meant to replace a proper rental.

Borrowing of Club Equipment

Members who wish to borrow a club broom or stabilizer will have to notify Dan Ostheimer (head ice technician) via email regarding which stabilizer they wish to borrow, and when the expected stabilizer return date will be.

Dan O. will maintain a log of which stabilizer is being loaned out, who is borrowing the stabilizer, and when the expected return day is.

Members' ability to borrow a stabilizer in the future may be affected if stabilizers are not returned at the planned date of return, or if
Dan O. is not notified of a delayed return.

There will be a limit of 4 club stabilizers and 4 club brooms allowed to be borrowed during any given period of time.


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