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Coronavirus Safety Guidelines

Beginning in September 2021, the following guidelines will go into effect for the 2021-2022 season beginning in September 2021:

  • Masks will be optional, but recommended for individuals who are not vaccinated.
  • All five sheets will be utilized.
  • Two sweepers will be allowed.
  • Aksarben Curling may require masks at any point should COVID conditions worsen and the CDC, Douglas County Health Department, and/or Baxter Arena require them anywhere in the building.

These guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Aksarben Curling Board of Directors.

The following guidelines are in effect through July 2020 for the 2020-2021 season:
  • Everyone must wear a mask covering both their nose and mouth the whole time while on the ice and in the building (except when taking a drink by the back boards).
  • Masks should be well fit (snug around the face, not too tight but also not loose).
  • Cloth masks should have at least two layers of cloth.
  • Face shields, bandanas, and neck gaiters are not allowed (unless you wear a mask underneath).
  • The only exception to keeping the mask on is when taking a drink - all drinks should be placed against the back boards, and refrain from talking when your mask is off.
  • You may want to bring a couple masks to see which would work best for you while curling
  • Some tips for preventing foggy glasses include:
    • Ensure your mask is well fit
    • Use a mask with a metal band in the nose
    • Try to wear your mask high on your nose under your glasses
    • Use athletic tape to tape the mask to the bridge of your nose
    • Again, bring a couple masks to try out to see which works best with glasses
Physical Distancing:
  • We will implement physical distancing measures in the stands and on the ice. Try to remain at least six feet from players at all times. And remember, even in non-COVID times, only vice-skips are allowed in the house after the completion of an end to decide the score—resist the urge to join them and give them space.
  • No handshakes, elbow taps, or other physical contact are permitted (but do say 'Good Curling!').
  • Hammer and color will be predetermined and listed on the score sheet.

Sweeping Restrictions:

  • Only one sweeper may sweep a rock at a given time. Failing to do this will be treated the same as accidentally touching a rock.
  • The teammate who is not sweeping should try to maintain at least 6 feet away from the active sweeper. This teammate may help the team by following the rock down the ice, using a stopwatch, judging weight, and communicating with the skip/vice at the playing end.

Ice Utilization:

  • Updated for June 2021: All 5 sheets are able to be utilized again. Sheets 2 and 4 will start play on the West side of the ice.


  • Only current, dues-paying members are allowed to sub. Visit our website's Member Home to share your subbing availability or to find a sub.

 COVID Exposure and Positivity

This document may be updated as the season progresses.

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05 Sep 2021;
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05 Sep 2021;
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12 Sep 2021;
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Mail: PO Box 31157, Omaha, NE, 68131
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 402-915-CURL

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Omaha, NE 68182

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