Our Mission and The Spirit of Curling
The primary focus of the Blackhawk Curling Club is to promote an environment of good sportsmanship, camaraderie, and participation.
This mission can only be accomplished through the effort and commitment of all of its members. The following are a few helpful points that will allow all club members to enjoy a successful curling season. The Club’s strength comes from member labor. It takes a lot of hard work to get the club set up each fall, keep it running all season and close it down in the spring. Please volunteer and become active in the Club and in the Club events.
The Spirit of Curling
Curling is a game of skill and traditions. A shot well executed is a delight to see and so, too, it is a fine thing to observe the time honored tradition of curling being applied in the true spirit of the game. Curlers play to win but never to humble their opponents. A true curler would prefer to lose rather than win unfairly.
A good curler never attempts to distract an opponent or otherwise prevent them from playing their best. No curler ever deliberately breaks a rule of the game or any of its traditions. But, if they should do so inadvertently and be aware of it they are the first to divulge the breach.
While the main object of curling is to determine the relative skills of the players, the spirit of the game demands good sportsmanship, kindly feeling, and honorable conduct. 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.