Curling shoes: In order to help keep the ice in top condition for everyone, all curlers must have shoes that are only worn on the curling ice. That may include curling shoes or slip on grippers (and sliders) that completely cover the bottom of clean running shoes. Sadly, your favorite shoes do not last forever.
Grippers: Grippers are one of the largest problems in maintaining good, clean ice conditions. In order for grippers to be effective they are made with very soft rubber which wears out quickly. Grippers typically last 20 games (or less) as a sweeper and 40 games for skips and thirds. This typically means replacing at least once every year.
Curling brushes: Curling brushes do not last forever either. TV curlers replace their brush heads every game. Yours likely lasts 5-20 games. If you didn’t replace it last year, you will need to replace it this year. In addition to helping keep the ice cleaner, your new brush head will improve the results of your sweeping!
Compliant brush heads: WCF compliant brush heads are available in our proshop along with non-compliant heads. We have chosen to continue to allow non-compliant heads to be used in club play at the JPCC.
Everything you need to be ready for this season can be found at the JPCC Proshop. Wondering what equipment is right for you? Just ask Cathy, who will be happy to get you set up in with everything you need.