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Are we going to open?
Yes ... or ... probably.
We're following the advice of provincial health authorities, WorkSafe BC, and Curl BC on how to safely prepare the facility and curlers, and we're on schedule to begin play in mid September on a trial basis so curlers can look at our safety measures and see what it’s going to take to continue.
We’re proceeding cautiously with the best information available to us. If the situation changes, we'll revisit whatever needs revisiting.
So, we’re going to open registration and look at the numbers. We’re thinking that if we get numbers close to last year, with most of evening “rink-of-choice” leagues signing up with 3 or 4 per team we can make this work. We also have Wednesdays and the additional daytime leagues on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays that we hope to fill with as many curlers as we can.
Curling Club costs?
For the Club, we’re going to see a decrease in revenue and increase in expenses. That’s just a fact. We do have the Canada Emergency Business Assistance loan that will contribute an estimated $8000 to our shortfall, so we’re optimistic. It really depends on how many curlers want to return with the new rules.
What are the big changes?
We’re trying to keep most rates the same – and even have an early registration discount again – it’ll help us to plan the leagues. If most everyone registers early it becomes a win-win scenario. With a maximum of 24 curlers per draw, we’re going to try and fit everyone in that we can – based on the order of preferences that curlers select.
Registration will start next week (August 17th) and early registration discounts end August 31st. Links will be posted on the website and Facebook pages, along with our rate sheet (see below too), policies and detailed safety plan. We’re going to try and start in mid- September to give people a chance to try out the new Phase 2 format for a few weeks.
If the club must shutdown because of a change in health restrictions, we’ll provide a pro-rated refund for remaining games minus a $25 administration fee to help cover the credit card fees and administrative labor.
If a curler wants to withdraw during the season, refunds will be offered with a $25 admin fees applied as follows:
Drop-in curlers for the Tuesday Daytime League must register online. Due to extra administrative and tracking procedures, costs for drop-ins will be higher this year.
This year, because of CoVid-19 safety requirements we're going to run with only 3 sheets of ice. Unfortunately that means we'll have less room for curlers in the evening leagues.
If we get more than 24 curlers (or 6 teams) in a league, we'll approve teams (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) by order of registration and order of their league preference. We'd like to register teams of 3 or 4, but have to start games in September with only 3 on the ice at a time per team.
For Wednesday Jitney and Friday Night curling as well as the Tuesday and Thursday daytime leagues, we'll take the first 24 registered curlers that have either paid in full or with their first half payment and then try to fit in as many as we can depending on byes, or additional draw times.
Tuesday Afternoon used to allow drop-ins. Now we're going to take the first 18-24 curlers and only allow drop-ins or spares if full time paid curlers have been exhausted as spare possibilities. On game day, doors will be open at 12:30pm and first
We'll try and accommodate everyone.
Priority will be given to full year registrations.
The Saturday Stick league may have the option to add a second league if we get significantly more than the 12 players needed for one league.
If you would like to pay by cheque or Interac e-transfer, we will send you an invoice by email with instructions on how to pay by an Interac email transfer to Powell River Curling Club.
You can choose to pay in one or two equal payments. The first will be due today and the second on October 15th, 2020.
The first cheque (and any second post-dated cheque) can be dropped off at the Club through the front door's mail slot at 5750 Crown Avenue. We'd prefer nothing be sent by mail.