About the Cornwall Curling Club
Our new clubhouse – completed January 2012
New members welcome: no experience necessary!
The Cornwall Curling Club is a modern 4-sheet facility located in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Although many of our members are from the Cornwall area, we extend a warm welcome to curlers from other communities as well. Just off the Trans Canada highway, our central location is very easy to get to. We are less than 20 minutes from Stratford via the bypass highway, and only 10 minutes from downtown Charlottetown. Our clubhouse and our ice plant, which includes Jet Ice, were completely replaced for the 2011-12 season, while our rocks were reconditioned in 2015.
The Cornwall Curling Club has a program to suit your schedule, ability and budget. We have single-entry Mixed individual entry curling on Monday and Thursday, nights, Competitive team curling on Tues. nights, semi-competitive teams on Wednesday evening, Seniors Daytime curling Monday through Friday Mornings, and Youth (7-20) curling after school and on Sunday. Adult one-draw per week evening or two draw per week daytime rates are only $210 for the entire season (plus HST and CCA fee)! Off the ice, our bonspiels and special events include golf tourneys, dances, parties, trivia, great food and a whole lot of fun!
Here’s a PDF copy of our Club brochure (2016-2017 version), so you can keep our information at hand. Feel free to print copies out and give them out to your friends, too!
For best results print double-sided, and fold to brochure size.
We pride ourselves on having great ice, and great members who enjoy the social, as well as the recreational aspects of curling (although we have provincial champions, too, and have even won a national title). The Cornwall Curling Club opened in February 1982. It is a not-for-profit organization run by a Board of Directors. The facilities are rented from the Town of Cornwall.
Board of Directors
Here are the Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors members, executive, and committee chairs for the 2016-2017 season. Feel free to get in touch with any of them with your questions and suggestions. A special welcome to new Board members Chris Creighton, Gary O’Sullivan, Darlene Howlett, Jean Sinclair, and Angela Sanderson.
President: Alan Mason
Vice President: Gary O’Sullivan
Secretary: Angela Sanderson
Treasurer / Finance: Jean Sinclair
Past President (ex officio): Paula Ling
Membership & Draws: Gary O’Sullivan
Publicity: Colleen MacDonald
Facilities: Chris Creighton
Bonspiels and Socials: Darlene Howlett and Lisa MacEachern
Juniors: Brent Irving
Fundraising and Volunteers: Kimberley MacDonald and Angela Sanderson
Daytime Curlers: Jim Orr
Nominating: Paula Ling
By-Laws: Brent Irving
Manager: Bev McCormick firstname.lastname@example.org
Icemaker: Lance Lowther
Junior Program Administrator (2017-2018): Ann Doucette
Youth Instructor: Greg Groves
Bartenders: Al MacCormac, Debby Sigsworth, Kelley Arnold
Club and Bar Hours and Curling Schedule:
Note: regular club staff are not always on duty during daytime curling.
The club is normally open for Daytime curling on weekday mornings from 10 -noon, with staff on duty weekdays from 2-11:30 pm (closing hours will vary on Friday depending on events). Saturday hours depend on events scheduled. The club is open Sundays from 1-5 pm.
Note: the Club is not open during the summer months, except for special events.
2017-2018 MEMBERSHIP RATES
All memberships give you the opportunity to play in members-only tournaments and compete in provincial championships (entry fees are additional). You may also book practice time on Sundays at no cost when ice is available, and spare in any scheduled league without additional cost.
Payment terms for adult memberships are as follows: 50% payable on registration night and the remaining 50% payable by December 1st. Youth memberships are due upon registration.
Memberships may be paid by debit, credit card, cheque or cash. HST is extra. A $15 Curl PEI fee plus a $2 Curl Canada fee will be added to all adult and youth Memberships.
ADULT MEMBERSHIP RATES:
- One Evening Draw per week $230
- Two Daytime sessions per week $230
- Adult Two Scheduled draws $340
- Adult Unlimited Daytime $310
- Adult Unlimited (Day and night) $370
- Couple Unlimited $640
- Commercial League $715
- Full-time Student (19+) unlimited $250
- Little Rockers (ages 6-7)
- One session Oct-Dec or Jan-Mar $55
- For both sessions $95
- Novice (8-12) & Juniors (13-20) $140 (two days per week)
- Junior plus one evening draw $250*
- Junior Development League $40
- Social Memberships $50: attend club events, spare, curl club spiels (extra cost)
- Non-Members “walk-on” fee per draw
- Junior $5
- Daytime/Evening $10 or 10 passes for $80
- Locker Rentals $30 per season plus HST
We welcome “drop-in” (non-member) curlers, particularly in our 10 am weekday draws, where teams are made up as players arrive, and also as spares in our other draws. If your spare is a Club member, they don’t have to pay anything extra, but, if your spare is not a member, they are required to pay a “drop-in” fee (just like at a golf course or health club where you don’t have a membership, you are required to pay when brought in as a substitute for a member)
If you don’t have the time to curl here regularly as a member (or are just in town for a few days), and show up before a draw, there is always a chance that we can find a spot for you. If you are able to curl for one entire single-entry draw session (six or seven weeks), we may be able to fit you in, too, as sometimes a member may know in advance that they will be absent for a particular draw – contact the Club Manager. In all these cases, “drop-in” curlers (or their skips who contacted them) are required to pay the drop-in rate at the bar before going on the ice, and skips are required to let the bartender know that a drop-in spare is being used.
Drop-in rates are $10 per game for ALL adult curlers for both evening and daytime draws or $5 for juniors, taxes in. For those who “drop-in” frequently, a pack of 10 drop-in fees is available at a discounted rate of $80. Drop-in fees DO include the HST.
The 10 am daytime draw, where teams are made up each day as players arrive, is a special case. Club members regularly in the draw have discs that they drop in a cup labeled with the position that they want to play. Drop-in (non-members) for this draw are required to obtain a chit for this purpose from the office by paying the drop-in fee. It will have their name on it, and will be turned in by the drawmaster to the office after it is used.
Ice Booking Policy
Open ice can be booked for use by members, regardless of type of membership purchased, without additional cost, on a first come first served basis. Open ice can also be booked for use by non-members for a standard rental fee on the same first come first served basis. Members are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment and asked to notify the club if a change of plans prevents you from keeping your booking.
We have practice ice available most Sunday afternoons from 1:30-3 pm. Please pre-book. Also, some draws have open sheets which may be booked.
Ice and facilities rentals
Book our ice and/or hall facilities for your next office party, family bonspiel, or fun time with friends!
See Rentals section for info and pricing.
Our Commercial League is a great way to get together with your co-workers (outside of work) or friends on a weekly basis. It runs Monday nights from 8:30-10:30. Price is $715 + HST for the team for the season. The curlers can change from week to week if you want, so you can rotate many curlers through and handle work travel and vacations, too! Contact your employer to put in a team, or have your co-workers or friends all chip in!
Drop-in Curling Fun Nights
We will have a series of Friday evenings to invite your friends/family members to join you on the ice. It’s a great way to introduce new players to the game or to give those with busy schedules a chance to get in a game among friends. Some of the nights will include pot luck dinner as well.
Free for Club members. A “Drop In Fee” of $10 will apply for non-members.
Brushes, and Footware: As in most sports, regular members are expected to use their own equipment, including curling brushes and sliders. Club brushes and sliders are for ice rental and casual curlers only. Outside footware is not to be used on the ice surface, in order to keep it clean. Clean Sneakers and sliders, or curling shoes are to be worn.
Practice: All members are encouraged to use the ice for practice whenever free ice is available. These times are booked on a first- come basis. Check the ice utilization board near the Manager’s office, or call the Club to see what is available.
Ice Surface: Curlers are instructed not to put their bare hands on the ice surface or leave their knees on the ice for extended periods when delivering rocks, as this causes “flat spots” in the ice.
Volunteer Duties: Members are encouraged to help out with social and other events, and members of the losing team are expected to clean the ice at the end of each draw. Please contact a Board of Directors member if you can help out in any way, as volunteer participation keeps our membership dues low!
Curling Etiquette and Custom: At the start and end of every game, players shake hands with the members of the opposing team. After the game, the players of the winning team customarily buy a drink for the corresponding player on the opposing team, and both teams sit down at the same table to discuss the game.
Curlers are expected to be on time: Two hours are allotted for each 8 ends of play. If you start late, you are still expected to finish by the originally- allotted time, even if all ends have not been completed. A buzzer will sound when 15 minutes are left. Curlers must finish the end they are playing and leave the ice.
Instruction: Instructors will be giving instruction at various times during the season. Watch the activity board or website, or ask any Board member for more information. As well, we have instructors available who can give private lessons for reasonable rates.
Skips: As experienced curlers and leaders, skips have a responsibility to help new and inexperienced members understand and enjoy the game. They should inform the league drawmaster if there are any team problems, and should help members get spares when needed.
Spares: If for some reason you are unable to curl on a given night or weekend, it is your responsibility to get a spare. If you cannot find a spare, please phone your skip. This is one of the most important responsibilities of a Club member, as it spoils everyone’s night if a game is forfeited because of too few players.