Curling Canada Helmet Use Recommendations

Curling Canada has endorsed the following recommendations on helmet use in curling facilities:

  • Helmets be mandatory for anyone under the age of 12.
  • Helmets must be CSA-approved headgear.
  • After Under-12, parents would sign waivers or, helmets are worn until the age of majority in that province/territory.
  • Curling Canada strongly recommends that anyone in a Learn-To-Curl program (adults or juniors) wears protective headgear.
  • Curling Canada strongly recommends that anyone who is vulnerable (related to experience, medical, etc.) wear protective headgear on ice or, sign waivers if choosing not to wear protective headgear
  • Curling Canada will work to develop an ongoing concussion awareness education program that can be circulated to through our Member Associations to their affiliated clubs on a regular basis (one-two times/year or as needed).

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