Etiquette

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

  • Shake hands with your opponents before and after each game.
  • The opposing leads will toss a coin at the start of the game to determine last rock 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 rock 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 rock.
  • Wear clean, appropriate footwear that will not damage the ice.
  • Be ready to go when it’s your turn to deliver a rock.
  • At the conclusion of an end, all players remain outside the rings until the opposing thirds have agreed on the score.