Event Info

The following are general instructions and tips on how to navigate your Ironman weekend and have a great time curling.

Getting to the Ironman curling sheets

We are located on the Red River next to the Redboine Boat Club (20 Churchill Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), and very close to the River Trail as well. You can reach us by walking, snowshoeing, skating, skiing, dogsled, biking on your fat bike, busing, airplane, or even just via your car. Consider challenging yourself to finding different ways of getting to and from the event.

Parking & Carpooling

Parking is free at on Churchill Drive near Churchill High School Drive. Please don’t drink and drive when your day is over. Give yourself plenty of time to find parking and to walk to your game. We ask teams to try to arrive at least 15 minutes early before their draw times to allow for any unforeseen delays such as screening, parking and/or registration.  Please have your vaccine cards and government issued picture ID ready.

Curling Rink Location

The curling rinks are located on the Red River at 49°52’11.3″N 97°07’56.0″W which is behind the Redboine Boat Club at 20 Churchill Drive. Battlefield Equipment Rentals is a very generous sponsor to Ironman Curling who provide us with a skid steer to create and help maintain the curling rinks, and also provides us with enough light stands for our event so you can see the rinks into the evening. Click here to see the location on Google Maps

Before Your First Game

Team Check-In

The information and Registration Table is located in the Redboine Boat Club.  Your vaccine cards and government issued picture ID will be confirmed, once confirmed your good for the rest of the weekend.  You can drop off your donations and pledge sheets at the Registration Table. Teams must turn in pledge sheets and monies raised by Saturday afternoon (2nd game) for the Silver Corn Broom challenge. Late entries are not guaranteed to be counted towards the Silver Corn Broom challenge but will eventually be counted towards your teams totals once entered to our website.

All of your teammates are required to sign either the electronic waiver on-line (which we highly encourage doing) or in person at the registration table before the first game and sign a paper copy of the waiver. Again, add additional time to get your paperwork sorted out before your first game, as well as additional time to walk down to the rinks. It’s always best to have the waiver signed in advance on-line to avoid this extra delay.

Ironman Curling Game

Please follow all current provincial public health Covid rules. When not curling please stand 6 or more feet away from other players on the ice.

There will be a draw board down at ice level that shows your team, the sheet you are on and the team you are playing. Games are 6 ends or 70 minutes. Tied games go to skip stones.

If a team is not available to start a game at the designated time, the following takes place:
-If the delay of the start of play is 02:00-11:59 minutes, then the non-offending team receives one point, and will have choice of first or second stone in the first end of actual play; one end is considered completed.
-If the delay of the start of play is 12:00-23:59 minutes, then the non-offending team receives one additional point, and choice of first or second stone in the first end of actual play; two ends are considered completed.
-If play has not started at 24:00 minutes, then the non-offending team is declared the winner by forfeit and may use the remaining ice time to practice.
Note: If the offending team should show up and wish to play “for fun” after the game has been forfeited, it is up to the non-offending team if they wish to play them not, even though the game will be recorded as a W by the non-offending team and a L by the offending team (no scores are recorded). The “for fun” game will still need to end at 70 minutes past the original scheduled time, regardless of how many ends have been completed. If the non-offending team does not wish to play and does not wish to use the ice time to practice, the offending team may use the ice time to practice.
Please show up on time to your games!

When you are ready to begin, wave good game to your opponents (contactless) and have fun curling. We follow the four-rock free guard zone rule. No spiked shoes on the curling playing surface as they will tear up the ice. Stick curling is welcomed and encouraged, but you must release the rock (not be in contact with it) before the rock touches the hog line or it is considered a “burned rock”.

Snowplowing may be actual snowplowing (due to the weather) which in Ironman curling is allowed, but the rule is you must push the snow out of the way of the path of the rock with your last action and don’t intentionally leave anything behind to help stop your rock.

We appreciate people are learning the great sport of curling and or may have extra players. Skips discuss any items with each other prior to throwing your first rock so everyone understand how things will go. Sportsmanship and respect are important for everyone to have fun. Family and friends are around so please be considerate of language. Let’s all have fun out there.

After Your Game

Let Us Know Your Game Results

Please remember to fill in your scores on the large schedule board at the ice level (and inside the clubhouse if possible).  This is the third’s responsibility, so if they forget they owe their team a round of drinks.

Food & Drinks
The Ironman Patch is in the clubhouse, food and beverage services will be available.  No alcohol on the curling ice. The event is no smoking allowed, so please leave the property if you need to “take a break”. 

Team Pictures

Our official photographer is Brittany Wall.  Be sure to get a team photo with her.  Check out all our photos on our flicker account.  We will try for a group photo with everyone 2 curling sticks (6 feet) apart, it will be epic!

Fundraising Challenge

The top 3 fundraising teams for either charity will be awarded a Silver Corn Broom

2015 Silver Corn Broom

This is a brand new fully functional traditional curling broom you can proudly, display on your wall in your home or office, or use when curling at your regular club throughout the season. We would also love to see you use it each year you return to curl at Ironman Curling every February. The top fundraising teams will be award their Silver Corn Broom at the Closing Ceremonies which start after the final games approx. 2:30 pm. on Sunday once the total donations have been calculated. This may not be during the event itself in 2022 as there will be no Sunday games, so we don’t have as much time to confirm the top 3 teams by Saturday evening.

You can quickly check the fundraising-by-team bar graph under Donate on the main menu, or by clicking here.

Please note donation deadline: Team members have until Sunday morning on the event weekend to get in their pledge sheets and donations in to count towards your team totals towards the Silver Corn Broom competition. For 2022, team members have until your second scheduled game time on Saturday of the event weekend to get in their pledge sheets and donations in to count towards your team totals towards the Silver Corn Broom competition. Please help us beat our fundraising goal for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Hope worldwide Canada day camp, and maybe you will be one of the special teams to win a Silver Corn Broom this year.

Closing Ceremonies

After the last games are completed and we have had the opportunity to pack up the site, the closing ceremonies will take place after league games are completed at ice level.  We will find out our winners for the Silver Corn Broom, top fundraising teams. Speakers, trophy presentation and awards to the top curling teams. Photos by Brittany Wall.

Due to Covid restrictions we will not be having a closing ceremony for 2022. Each team that has raised funds for the charities will receive draw tickets towards prizes and for custom designed curling jackets from Dynasty Curling worth $800. Prizes will be available after the team’s 3rd game, so please come up to the clubhouse when you are done your last game.

Donation Tax Receipts

For a basic team of four players the registration fee is $160.00. Of that $160, $100 goes to either HOPE worldwide Canada day camp or Heart and Stroke Foundation as a donation, the other $60 goes to Ironman’s operational costs. We forward the teams’ player address information to the charity and they issue the tax receipts. For players and spares paying $40 each, this works out to a $25.00 donation and $15.00 for operational costs (A great value, that’s only $5.00 a curling game). If there is only one address in our system we only forward one address to the charity. If you need multiple tax receipts for your donations please make sure that all players addresses are up-to-date online (each player should sign into the website with their own account). For any special instructions on how to divide the tax receipt you can leave a comment in the team comment field. For any questions or help regarding this please contact our Treasurer Marc Gautron by email: treasurer at ironmancurling dot com

Pledge Sheets – Please make sure your name and curling team name are readable, plus all donor contact and address information is complete. If we have any questions we will contact you to clarify. We also want to make sure your curling team is credited with the total raised towards the Silver Corn Broom. Pledge sheets and monies are to be dropped off at the registration table by Saturday of your 2nd game time. Please make any cheques out to “Ironman Outdoor Curling”.

Social Media

Show everyone how much you enjoy and care about this event. Share your pictures and ideas of your team or your fellow curlers on our social media.

Please also tag us with @IronmanCurling or #Ironmancurling so we can find your posts.

Post Weekend Fun

Remember always lift with your knees and go slow on the ice. The old Scotsman highly recommends you book your massage or chiropractor appointment for Monday after the weekend. You won’t regret it and your body will thank you.