Many of our members have understandably inquired about the state of curling for next season, whether as curlers or as club administrators. Please keep reading for a brief overview of the current situation.
- Please be aware that any information included in this post is valid today, May 12th, 2020 and that the situation can rapidly evolve. Though some things are true today, they may well be outdated tomorrow in this ever-changing context.
- As of today, no official announcements have been made by any government bodies concerning the resumption of sporting activities. We are in constant direct communication with our Ministry but we are not aware of their timetable on this matter. It does appear, however, that individual and/or outdoor sports will take priority.
- We are participating in weekly virtual meetings with Québec sports community members (Ministry, Sports Québec, other provincial federations) as well as with our colleagues at Curling Canada and all our provincial counterparts. We are also collaborating in various workgroups, developing different scenarios and plans for our return to curling activities but as of right now, both at the provincial and national levels, the prevailing consensus is to not make any announcement before full and detailed knowledge of the mandatory parameters and restrictions to follow is known.
- We are operating under the principle that we will see a “normal” season and it will be paramount, as far as possible, to integrate our way of doing things with other provinces; it is possible, however, that the rules will be stricter in Québec and that they may even differ from one region to another.
- Our current priority is to advocate for all our members at all levels, to swiftly inform you, when the time comes, about the measures that will structure the practice of curling and to communicate to you any other pertinent information (e.g.: financial aid programs for our sector).
- Patience is, therefore, the name of the game. It is paramount to work together and present a united front to ensure that curling can return in the quickest yet safest manner possible. The Curling Québec team will be available throughout the summer and working to identify and share all information that affects you.
Please do not hesitate to communicate with us at any point. It will be our pleasure to support you in any way we can.