CLEAN ICE !
A major factor in ice quality is the condition and cleanliness of members' shoes and equipment. Keeping the ice clean requires a conscientious effort by all members. It would be most helpful if all curlers would:
- Several times a year take your gripper and gripper shoe home and scrub them with soapy water. You will be surprised at how dirty they will be
- Use the boot brush every time before entering the ice house.
- To the extent possible, stay off the carpet in the ice house and clean your broom over the garbage cans provided.
- Check your broom to ensure that it is clean and in good repair. Synthetic brooms can be cleaned with water and a small brush. Hair brooms should be replaced as soon as there is any hint of shredding.
- Keep hands and knees off the ice. Hands and knees will quickly leave a mark on the ice which is difficult to remove by brushing.
- Do not use any footwear on the ice that has been used outdoors.
Our club can take great pride in the quality of the ice provided by Ian MacAulay, our ice technician, but it is up to all of us to keep it that way.
Some members have experienced difficulty in finding space to park on occasion. While there is normally plenty of parking at the Club, it will help your fellow members if you leave no more than about three feet between cars. There should be room for two rows of vehicles on the south side of the lot - it helps if the front row is aligned with the north side of the building and the south side of the entrance drive.