Promoting, Coordinating and Supporting Stick Curling in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Stick Curling Association

Welcome to the official website for the Nova Scotia Stick Curling Association (NSSCA).

This site will be a resource of all the information you want / need to know about stick curling and its various leagues in Nova Scotia.

Your Board of Directors are committed to keeping you as informed as possible; especially in these Covid-19 times. Please join our mailing list below to receive updates and important information.

What’s Happening

2020 Provincial Champions - Women

About

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2020 Provincial Champions - Women

Competitive League

Visit the hub for our competitive leagues. Here we post the latest information, schedules, standings and more.  Visit Competitive League page

2020 Provincial Champions - Women

News

Find videos, champion pics and where articles and newsletters will be posted. Visit News page

Hfx. Inter-Club League

Invitation to join Halifax Metro Stick Curling League

The Halifax Metro Stick Curling League (launched in Jan 2020) is setting up for the 20-21 season with plans to commence play in late October / early November.

At present, 14 teams have registered their interest in participating in an approximate 20 week season. Current participants are members of the Mayflower, Lakeshore, Halifax and Dartmouth curling clubs.
The fee for this rental league will be $5.00 / player / game for up to 20 games.

At present, play is scheduled for alternating Thursday afternoons (1:00 or 1:30) at the Mayflower and Lakeshore curling clubs. Should numbers warrant, play will occur at both clubs each week.

If you wish to join us please contact Kim Whytock (902-830-5591) email jkwhytock@gmail.com

RESTRICTIONS LOOSENED - COVID 19 - MEMBERS UPDATE OCTOBER 2020

Effective October 1, 2020:

With Dr. Strang’s announcement that – in a sports setting – groups of 50 do not need to social distance – this means that while on the ice surface, participants do not need to social distance.

Use of face masks on the ice surface is determined by each player. If a player leaves the ice surface for any reason, a face mask is to be worn inside the facility. Two sweepers can now be used. Skips and thirds can remain together at the backboard. Also, rocks can now be swept after the tee line. Basically, curling ON the ice can go back to normal effective 01 Oct 2020.

We will keep you updated as we find out additional information.

 

 

COVID 19 - MEMBERS UPDATE JULY 2020

Hi All:

The NSCA Return to Play document has been approved by Dr. Strang.  This is subject to change if there are significant epidemiological changes either positive or negative; but this is where we are now.

Your club will likely also issue return to play protocols specific to your rink / club.

There is a FAQ section on return to play at https://nscurl.com/return-to-play-plan-questions-answers/ that you may find interesting.

You can also check out the national stick curling association return to play document at https://canadianstickcurling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Stick_Curling_during_Covid-on-ice-play-V5.pdf .

Two other Nova Scotia specific factors to be aware of:

1) There are specific mask related restrictions that will be effective July 31 that will impact your club as there are public common areas to be considered.
2) The NSCA Return to Play document does not address tournament and championship play.  That is a separate proposal that NSCA will be submitting for approval.

We will keep you updated as we find out additional information.

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Regards

Bruce Densmore
Chair

COVID 19 - BACK TO PLAY PLAN

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The NSCA Return to Play document has been approved by Dr. Strang.  This is subject to change.

 

COVID 19 - MEMBERS UPDATE June 2020

The Nova Scotia Curling Association (NSCA) chair and executive director have met with Dr. Strang and there is another meeting scheduled.

A NSCA committee of diverse stakeholders has been created to develop a return to play protocol. Several committee meetings will be held with a target submission date of July 10.

The return to play protocol developed will go for approval to: Sport NS, then Communities Culture and Heritage Department, then Dr. Strang

Curling clubs can’t open until the return to play plan is approved by Dr. Strang. That is not likely to happen before September.

Several points to note are that any approved plan will require 6 foot distancing be maintained and will include operational aspects from arrival to departure.

Obviously, there are still lots of unknowns. NS Stick Curling Association will keep you informed as we have additional detail.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who make what we do possible.

NSCA SPONSOR

Harding Medical sponsor of Nova Scotia Stick Curling NSCA

Harding Medical

Harding Medical has been helping clients discover and enjoy the benefits of an independent lifestyle since 1987. We take pride in helping our valued customers select the right assisted living products and home medical equipment for their health care needs.
There are currently four Harding Medical locations – Halifax, Sydney, Moncton and Charlottetown. We offer mobility & home medical equipment sales, rental and service to clients living in Atlantic Canada.

NSSCA SPONSORS

Competitive League Sponsor

Baker Tilly sponsor of Nova Scotia Stick Curling NSCA

About Baker Tilly

With member firms from coast to coast, the Baker Tilly Canada Cooperative is one of the country’s largest associations of chartered professional accounting firms. As an all-Canadian network, we have a longstanding reputation for value-added audit, tax and advisory solutions, due to the depth and breadth of our in-house skills, customized offerings and service excellence.

Through our strong network infrastructure, shared expertise, resources and offices across the country, our independent member firms provide clients ranging in size from large, publicly traded companies to owner-managed and emerging businesses with a full complement of professional services across every major industry sector.

Maritime Championship Sponsor

Xplornet sponsor of Nova Scotia Stick Curling NSCA

About Xplornet

Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers.

For over a decade, Xplornet has been providing innovative broadband solutions to rural customers at work, home and play across Canada. Today, Xplornet offers voice and data communication services through its unique wireless and satellite network that connects Canadians to what matters.

 

Contact

To send an email to the current NSSCA chair, please use the form below.

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