Sparing Policy

    Sparing Rules for the Granite Curling Club

    Ratified by the Board on September 20, 2009

    Effective as of October 1, 2009

    Rules for Social Members and Non-Members: These rules are applied cumulatively across all leagues for a single season. Once the curler has reached the maximum number of sparing opportunities, he/she is no longer permitted to spare at the Granite Curling Club for the remainder of the season.

    1. A social member of the Granite Curling Club may spare up to five (3) times per season.
    2. A non-member of the Granite Curling Club is limited to sparing three (3) times throughout the curling season.

    Rules for Members: These rules apply to all leagues. Different leagues may have additional restrictions. It is the member’s responsibility to know all rules for any league he/she is curling in.

    1. Two (2) members of the original team must be present and playing for each game. This allows for a maximum of two (2) spares per game.
    2. A member may spare a maximum of three (3) times for each team in a draw. There is no limit to the number of times a member may spare across all leagues, as long as the maximum per team per draw is not exceeded.


    A draw: a session of approximately 7 weeks allowing for a round robin of curling in each league. All leagues run the draws differently and must be verified by any member wishing to spare.

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    Founded in 1953, the Granite Curling Club of West Ottawa was formed to be the first club in the area to curl exclusively with granite rocks. 

    We have grown from modest beginnings with 176 members to a club that serves over 650 members and operates 7 days a week.  We offer a wide variety of adult leagues as well as "learn to curl" programs for adults and kids.

    We embrace all levels of curling from beginners to competitive and we hope to see you on the ice soon.