Curling Etiquette

Some of the key items of proper curling etiquette are as follows:

  • Shake hands with your opponents before and after each game.

  • Opposing players will toss a coin at the start of the game to determine last stone advantage.

  • When your opponents are preparing for delivery, stand to the side of the sheet, single file and between the hog lines. Move only after the stone has been released.

  • If you are throwing next you may stand on the backboard, but remain quiet and out of sight of the opposition thrower.

  • Only skips and thirds may congregate behind the tee line. They do not move or hold their brooms on the ice while the opposition is preparing to deliver a stone.

  • Wear clean, appropriate footwear that will not damage the ice.

  • Be ready to go when it’s your turn to deliver a stone.

  • At the conclusion of an end, all players remain outside the rings until the opposing thirds have agreed on the score.

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