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Update: 2021/22 Season - The league is going ahead, however the Covid-19 situation can change quickly, so we can’t make any promises about season continuity.

Oct 1, 2021 - 2 weeks until the start of the season:

Your To-Do List

The schedule is posted

The game schedule for Round 1 is now available on League Buddy. We were able to accommodate nearly all the bye requests – they were granted on a first come, first served basis.

You can download calendar reminders for each scheduled game through League Buddy.

If your team is tasked with “Instagram”, it’s your team’s responsibility to take a few photographs at the rink the day of your game. Make sure you have permission from any people in the photos. Don’t be afraid to get creative. Looking for inspiration? Check out https://www.instagram.com/apollocurling/. Send your photos to organizers [@] apollocurling.com so we can post them.

Vaccine Status Check

There will be a table at the curling rink on Oct 16 to check vaccine status for anyone who hasn’t been checked yet. For those people who aren’t available on the 16th, you’ll need to track down an organizer (Phil I, Geoff H, Shawn G or Mark G) in order to be checked prior to stepping on the ice. You’ll know that you’ve been checked if there is no asterisk beside your name in the Contact List in League Buddy.

Confirm which dates you’re playing

In League Buddy, you can let the rest of your team know that you’re planning to show up for your games. On the default page, under Quick Picks, choose Confirm Availability, then pick the game date, then indicate whether you’re available or not available.

Need a spare player?

If you don’t have enough players available for a game, you should request a spare player. This needs to be done through League Buddy. Try to give as much notice as possible (3 days or more is preferred). On the default page, under Quick Picks, choose Find A Spare. Indicate which date, and how many spare players you’re looking for, then choose which people from the spare list that you want to issue the invitation to. They will accept or decline the invitation through League Buddy. If it's a last minute request, you still need to request it through League Buddy, but you should try to confirm with the spare player directly (phone or text).

After each game

The winning team (or either of the teams in the event of a tie) need to enter the score for the game in League Buddy. After the game is over and the scores are entered, there is a link on the email to confirm the roster. Click that to confirm which players actually played the game. You can also rate any spare players on their skill level.

 

Curling Clinic: The curling clinic is scheduled for Saturday morning, September 25, 2021. To join, check the Learn To Curl page and send an email indicating which clinic you wish to attend. Once you have emailed us, we will send you more specific information.

Aug 31, 2021 - A few important notes about the upcoming season:

Aug 22, 2021 - A few items about curling that are new this year:

July 31, 2021 - Registration for the 2021/22 curling season will begin August 28, 2021 at 7:00 AM MDT.

We will start a waiting list after 24 teams and cut off registration at 32 teams.

The league will only operate with 24, 28 or 32 teams. We usually fill up quickly to 28 teams, so get your teams sorted out and be ready to register during the last week in August, or risk missing out on the season.

Special Covid Statement

Given the nature of curling and the close proximity of players and opponents, as well as the general availability of vaccines, Apollo Curling is requiring ALL players (including spares) to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved Covid vaccine, with the final dose occurring on or before September 15, 2021 (or 2 weeks prior to registration if registering after September 30). The organizers will require proof of vaccination, including your full name and birth date, dates of injection and location, and product name/manufacturer.

Upon registering, you will be required to affirm that you have been fully vaccinated. Prior to the start of the season (or their first game), players are required to produce their vaccination proof to one of the league organizers for verification.

If you are not able or willing to be vaccinated, or not willing to provide proof of vaccination, then Apollo Curling is unable to accept your registration with the league.

Apollo Curling is committed to protect the health and safety of its players and hope that the league members agree and support this initiative.