Riverdale Executive Committee Nominations Open for 2017-2018


[updated!] Help the Royals raise $70,000 for new rocks


Riverdale Spare Rules Diagram


Photos from 10th annual CGCC & 27th annual DIOTI

The photos from every day of the Riverdale Bonspiel and the CGCC are available to share!


The secret of good sweeping


Riverdale Spare Rules Diagram


Riverdale’s executive committee has released a new set of sparing rules (click here to view!) to simplify and clarify best practices. We hope this helps reduce confusion and keep competition balanced. Please contact any executive member if any questions!

Welcome 2015-2016 Executive Committee Members

Happy Spring! The sun is out, the ice is getting slushy, and it’s almost time to relax a bit, maybe participate in some summer sports for a while. But don’t go far – curling starts up again in just six months! Make sure to watch this site, our Facebook page, or our Twitter account to ensure you’re in the loop for registration deadlines and news.

As there are no contested positions for 2015-2016 all positions are acclaimed, and the banquet will be election-free, and partying-heavy – see you April 12th!

Your Executive Committee for 2015-2016:

  • President: Murray Leaning
  • Vice-President: Joey Taylor
  • Secretary: Kevin Maloney
  • Treasurer: Darren Sutherland
  • Draw Master: Glen Newell
  • Communications Coordinator: Cameron MacLeod
  • National Liaison: Scott Harcourt
  • Member Relations Coordinator: Howard Fraiberg
  • Events Coordinator: Scott MacDougall



Photos from 10th annual CGCC & 27th annual DIOTI




A message from
our amazing member
and super photographer
Gerry Lewis!



Hi curlers!

The photos from every day of the Riverdale Bonspiel and the CGCC are available to share. If you know anyone who’s not on Facebook, here are the direct links for each of the albums:

Thursday – Opening Ceremonies & Opening Draws:

Friday – Round Robin Draws & Sofonda Performance:

Saturday – Elimination Round & Playoffs

Sunday – Finals & Banquet

Enjoy the photos!


Some new amazing photos have arrived as well from Jennifer Girard – check them out here:


(you can download these by clicking the “…” icon at bottom right on any photo)

Riverdale’s “Draw to the button” is coming up!


Date: November 2, 2014 (or November 9 if not playing November 2)

The team draw to the button event will take place after the conclusion of each of the games scheduled on November 2. For teams with a bye on that day, the team draw to the button event will take place on November 9Teams do not have the option to choose the date, and teams who complete the challenge on November 2 do not have the option to redo it on November 9.

The team draw to the button will be used as a secondary means to break ties after the end of each round (i.e. which teams move up and down after each round, how teams are ranked for the playoffs, aggregate winner, etc).  Refer to the Players’ Guide & Orientation Guide for detailed information as to how ties are broken.

How many rocks does each team throw and who throws them?

  • Each player on the team will throw one (1) rock. A team will throw a total of four (4) rocks.  No practice rocks are permitted.
    • If a team has four (4) players and one of those players is a spare, the spare player will throw one (1) rock on behalf of that team.
    • In the event that a team has only three players, one (1) member of the team must throw two (2) rocks.
      • The team member throwing two (2) rocks must be either the first or second player, but not the skip.
      • In the event that one of the first two players is a spare, the regular team member must be the person to throw two (2) rocks. The spare player can throw only one rock on behalf of the team.
  • The order in which players throw does not need to follow the throwing order in a game situation
  • In order to expedite completion of the team draw to the button event, each team should alternate throwing.

Is sweeping permitted?

  • Sweeping is permitted.  Any combination of the team’s players may be used as sweepers. At no time can more than two (2) people sweep the stone.
  • Do NOT sweep opposition rocks behind the tee line.

How are points scored?

  • The final resting position of the rock will determine the number of points awarded for the draw. Record the score for each player and calculate your team score.
  • Players who do not participate will earn a score of 0.
  • Teams that fail to return the score card will earn an overall score of 0.


Any questions? Contact riverdale@gaycurl.ca or post on the Facebook group any time!


Clinic and Practice Ice update


Riverdale & Rotators Beginners Clinic: Saturday October 4, from 10am-noon.

Be sure to email riverdale@gaycurl.ca if you have not yet registered for the clinic.

Open practice ice will be available Saturday October 4, from noon-3pm.

Come stretch those summer legs! Space will be limited so please share the ice so everyone gets a little bit of time.

Riverdale & Rotators Registration Update


  • Riverdale 2014-2015 (Sundays) is FULL – all slots have been filled by returning teams, but we are still accepting people on the waiting and spare lists
  • Rotators 2014-2015 (Wednesday evenings) has spots remaining

Wednesday Sept 17th join us at Pegasus for a season-opening social! That evening you can:

  • Meet new and old friends!
  • Sign up for Rotators!
  • Pay your Rotators fees!
  • Get on the waiting list, in case slots open up in the next few weeks
  • Get on the spare list, so you can get in some occasional ice time
  • Sign up for the beginners’s clinic (open to first-year members and hopefully-new-curlers on the waiting list). Clinic is 10am-Noon on Saturday October 4th, at the Royals, but you must sign up September 17th at Pegasus!

2014-2015 Riverdale Curling Season Calendar is up!

Ready to fill in your calendars, you ultra-organized people? The calendar is up – start planning for where you’ll be Sundays this fall and winter!

Note: regular curling dates are set, but this calendar will be updated later this summer/fall to include out of town bonspiels and to confirm the beginners’ clinic.


Final Constitution Posted for Review Before Vote

The Riverdale Executive Committee has developed a Constitution setting out how our league operates, and we have incorporated much of your input as well! This Constitution will be voted on at our season’s-end banquet, so it has been posted for your review in the Riverdale section of the website.

The By-Laws are voted on by the Executive Committee, and will be posted as soon as the Committee approves them after the banquet (which is also our Annual General Meeting). Many comments were incorporated into the By-Laws as well, and the committee thanks all those who contributed.

Riverdale 2014 Playoff Schedule is Up!



Fasten your seatbelts – it’s the playoffs!

Check the Riverdale page for the schedule.



  1. The draw times are different from the regular season:
    9:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:30 PM AND 3:45 PM – don’t be late!
  2. Spares can only come from inside the league – no spare list spares or non-member spares during the playoffs! (all other spare rules apply)
  3. Everyone is focused on the best possible playoff games, so please ensure you play quickly – be in the hack and ready as soon as possible.

Good curling!

Notable accomplishments in 2013-2014?

It’s almost the end of the season, and the executive committee wants to reward members and teams who deserve some recognition for their accomplishments this season!

  • Rookie of the year?
  • Most improved?
  • …least improved?
  • Best Dressed?
  • Needs a new watch because they’re always late?

It’s been an incredibly packed season with fun and parties and great curling, and we’ve had many new members join us this year – let’s make sure we recognize the great effort we’ve seen! Please send your ideas to webmaster@gaycurl.ca by April 1!