Curl PEI already has rules requiring young curlers to wear helmets, in line with a recent Curling Canada’s recommendation.
Sandy Matheson, the vice-president of Curl PEI said staff at the Island’s seven curling clubs require curlers [under age 12] in junior programs to wear protective headgear while playing.
A young curler wearing a hockey helmet (Jared Schlechte/CurlSask)
Curling Canada’s new policy asks that new and inexperienced players wear CSA-approved protective headgear. Matheson said this will help Island curling clubs give parents a better indication of the proper equipment to purchase for their children.