Code of Ethics
Curler’s Code of Ethics
- I will play the game with a spirit of good sportsmanship.
- I will conduct myself in an honorable manner both on and off the ice. I will never knowingly break a rule, but if I do, I will divulge the breach. I will take no action that could be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate or demean my opponents, teammates or officials I will interpret the rules in an impartial manner, always keeping in mind that the purpose of the rules is to ensure that the game is played in an orderly and fair manner. I will humbly accept any penalty that the governing body at any level of curling deems appropriate, if I am found in violation of the code of ethics or rules of the game.
- Fair play begins with the strict observance of the written rule; however, in most cases, fair play involves something more than even unfailing observance of the written rule. The observance of the spirit of the rules, whether written or unwritten, is important. Fair Play results from measuring up to one’s own moral standards while engaged in competition.
- Fair Play is consistent demonstration of respect for officials, an acceptance of their decisions and a steadfast spirit of collaboration with them.
- Sportsmanlike behavior should be demonstrated both on and off the ice. This includes modesty in victory and composure in defeat.
Parent's Code of Conduct
- I will not force my child to participate in curling.
- I will remember that my child curls for his/her enjoyment, not mine.
- I will encourage my child to lay by the rules and resolve conflict without resorting to hostility or violence.
- I will teach my child that doing one's best is as important as winning so that my child will never feel defeated by the score of the game.
- I will make my child feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly, for trying hard and/or for at least making a good shot sometime in the game.
- I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a game.
- I will remember that children learn best by example, I will: applaud good plays and performance by both teams.
- I will never question the officials' judgment or honesty in public.
- I will support all efforts to remove verbal abuse from curling games.
- I will respect and show appreciation for all the volunteers that contribute to each team so that my child has an opportunity to curl.