We want you to have a fun and safe experience at ECC
• Step carefully when going on the ice for the first time. The rubber grippers on your feet provide traction on the ice. The colder they get, the “grippier” they get. Stand a few seconds on the ice to let them cool down.
• No running. Do not run on the ice or walkways. The most common way to injure yourself is by suddenly stopping after running on the ice.
• Remove the slider under your foot after your delivery. The slider is made of Teflon. Standing up on it is a sure way to fall down.
• If you find you cannot slide without putting your knee on the ice, you can borrow a knee pad. If your knees, back, pants or stiffness inhibit your ability to lunge, no worries. Just ask your instructor to teach you the stick delivery.
• Do not pick up the curling stones. Doing so may result in squished toes, creaky backs, and damaged ice.
• Never walk (or run!) backwards. Moving backwards means you can’t see curling stones or other obstacles behind you, and you may trip and fall as a result. When sweeping, always face the direction you are heading.
• Do not linger on the ice. When your hands, knees, or rear end remain on the ice, your body heat starts melting it, resulting in indentations that affect your curling experience.
• Keep your cell phone in a zippered pocket. If it’s in an open pocket, it will fall out and skitter down the ice. We know this from personal experience.
• Be sure you and all friends or family members signed a waiver. You should have signed a waiver upon entry. If you didn’t, do so immediately. Without it (digital or paper), you can’t go on the ice.
• Supervise your children! Please do not let them: swing brooms or start “sword” fights with them; bang brooms on the ice, which can chip or crack its surface; shove rocks randomly, especially near or behind others; make ice angels; and scream loudly so as to distract others. Thanks for understanding.
Enjoy yourself and be safe!