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Etiquette


 

Always arrive at the ice on time and be prepared to start curling when the ice is ready.

 

Curling games are traditionally started and finished by shaking hands.

 

Be ready to deliver your stone when your turn comes. 

 

Always stand still, at the side of the sheet, when an opponent is in the hack.
 

Never cross in front of another player when they are in the hack and about to play, or in front of a running stone.

 

Do not move into the centre of the ice before or after the opposition stone has been played.  Allow the player and their team to see the shot. 

Do not stand behind the house or inside the house unless you are the skip or acting skip.

 

Do not damage the ice surface by banging your brush or resting your hand or knee on the ice after your delivery. 

 

Skips should stand behind the house when the opposition is delivering. 

 

Never do anything, such as moving behind the opposition skip or talking across the hack, which might distract the opposition (or your own) player on the hack.

 

On the ice your skip is in charge – do not argue (at least until after the game!).