Spirit of Curling



Junior Slam Series events adhere to the Spirit of Curling. The Spirit of Curling is a commonly used term that refers to the respect curlers show, not only to one another, but also to the sport itself. It is encapsulated by the principle that a curler would rather lose than win unfairly. Respect is one of the fundamental principles which underpin the Spirit of Curling. Slam competitors are expected to uphold the spirit of curling on, and off the ice. The Spirit of Curling generally sees no player attempt to gain an advantage in the game through any malice, whether by breaking the rules, distracting opponents or acting in an unsporting manner, which would effectively disadvantage their opponents. It is expected that if a player should do so then they admit to their fault. Broom slamming, profanity and unsportsmanlike behaviour are not acceptable.

The Spirit of Curling demands good sportsmanship, kindly feeling and honourable conduct among coaches and spectators too. This spirit should influence both the interpretation and application of the rules of the game and also the conduct of all participants on and off the ice.

The Spirit of Curling plays a crucial role in Slams, where there are no referees or officials, however Slam conveners will keep events running smoothly and help to iron out any concerns. Rules are based on the Spirit of Curling and every curler should adhere to this etiquette when playing.

- this information courtesy of the World Curling Federation.