FAN GUIDE
& FAQs

fan code of conduct

In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests please follow these common courtesies while attending the event:

  • Smoking is not permitted within the venue.
  • Foul language will not be accepted.
  • Alcohol or drug intoxication is not permitted.
  • Inappropriate clothing or dress is not permitted.
  • Throwing or projecting items of any sort is not permitted.
  • Violent, threatening, or disruptive behaviour is not accepted.

Any guest that interferes or prohibits the enjoyment of the provincial championships will be subject to ejection from the event without refund.

Prohibited Items

In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests the following items are restricted from entering the event premises:

  • Glass bottles or cans.
  • Illegal drugs.
  • Firearms or weapons.
  • Laser pointers.
  • Any item deemed to be unsafe or distracting to the other guests.

The organizing committee reserves the right to eject anyone who is deemed to have violated any of the preceding guidelines. In the event of an ejection no refund will be provided to the offending guest(s).

getting here

From the 401

Exit at County Road 45/Cobourg/Baltimore (Exit #474) and head south. Turn left on Elgin St. E, then right on D’Arcy St. The Cobourg Community Centre will be on your left.

From downtown Cobourg

Head east on King St./County Road 2. Turn left on D’Arcy St. The Cobourg Community Centre will be on your right after you cross the train tracks.

The Cobourg Community Centre offers plenty of free parking on site.

Yes!

  • A-1 Taxi: 905-372-4449
  • Cobourg Cab: 905-373-9449
  • Cobourg/Port Hope Taxi: 905-377-9000
  • Van Air Taxi: 905-373-8850

Yes! The Cobourg Community Centre is on Cobourg Transit Route 2, with the bus arriving at :54.

The bus runs:

  • Mon – Fri 6:15am – 7:45pm
  • Sat 8:15am – 6:45pm
  • Sun 8:45am – 3:45pm

A single fare is $2.00.

A connecting route to and from Port Hope is also available.

For more information and route maps, visit Cobourg Transit.

attending a draw

For the best ice, the arena has to be cold. You should wear layers and warm footwear, and bring gloves/mitts and a hat. You might also want to bring along a blanket!

Games at the provincial championship level are 10 ends, so you can expect a draw to last 2.5 to 3 hours.

Yes, when you purchase your tickets you will choose or be assigned seats.

Yes, you can take all the pictures you’d like! Please turn off your flash.

Video taping is not permitted.

If you’re sharing your pictures on social media, please use the #oncurlchamps hashtag!

Yes, please put your phone on silent mode!

Banners, flags and signs are permitted within the venue, as long as they:

  • Do not block the view of other guests
  • Do not block the view of sponsorship signage
  • Are in good taste
  • Do not specifically endorse other products or services

We reserve the right to remove any signs.

You can bring non-electronic noisemakers, such as cowbells, horns, and clappers. Please be courteous to the curlers when using your noisemaker.

Yes, all spectators will be required to leave the arena between draws, even if you have a multi-draw or multi-day ticket. This helps us control access to the arena and gives the curlers and ice makers some quiet time between games.

during a draw

After each team has practiced, one player throws one stone with sweeping. The distance from the pin is measured and team with the closer stones wins last rock advantage.

The team that practices first must throw their stone with a clockwise rotation, while the team practicing second must throw their stone with a counter-clockwise rotation.

In the event that a stone is unmeasurable or has covered the pin, another team member will throw a second stone.

In the event of a tie, the teams toss a coin to determine last rock advantage.

During round robin play, the teams must use the stones assigned to their sheet.

During playoffs, teams may elect to use stones from other sheets. Teams keep track of which stones are well “matched” during the week.

Each team is given 40 minutes of “thinking time” per game. The team’s time clock runs only when no stone is in motion: from when the opposing skip vacates the house to when the stone being delivered crosses the first back line.

Timing games this way ensures that teams are not penalized for playing draws, which take longer to travel down the ice than hits.

Each time is also given two (2) 60-second time outs.

food & beverages

There is a canteen in the southwest corner of the upper level of the arena (near section 203).

The 11th End Lounge will be serving meals Tues, Jan 31 – Sun, Feb 5:

  • Lunch – 11:30-2:00
  • Dinner – 5:00-7:30

The bar in the lounge is open 11:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00 – 11:30pm. Snacks are available while the bar is open.

Note that the Cobourg Community Centre is a cash-only facility. There is an ATM in the lobby.

The Cobourg Community Centre is a cash only facility. An ATM is available.

The 11th End Lounge is the place to go for live music, food, and drinks!

Use a designated driver, take public transit, or call a taxi. Please don’t drink and drive.

  • A-1 Taxi: 905-372-4449
  • Cobourg Cab: 905-373-9449
  • Cobourg/Port Hope Taxi: 905-377-9000
  • Van Air Taxi: 905-373-8850

entertainment

Absolutely! The fun doesn’t end when the last stone comes to rest. We have a great lineup of local talent performing in the 11th End Lounge.

Use a designated driver, take public transit, or call a taxi. Please don’t drink and drive.

  • A-1 Taxi: 905-372-4449
  • Cobourg Cab: 905-373-9449
  • Cobourg/Port Hope Taxi: 905-377-9000
  • Van Air Taxi: 905-373-8850

facilities

The Cobourg Community Centre is a completely accessible building, meeting the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) Standards.  There is a large elevator to reach the second floor and plenty of wheelchair accessible seating options around the rink.

The Cobourg Community Centre welcomes people of all ages.  Please note, this is a licensed event but is still open to all ages.

Men’s, Women’s, and a Family Washroom are located just outside of the main arena in the main floor, central hallway. Men’s & Women’s washrooms are also located at the south end of the upstairs viewing area of the main arena where the curling will be taking place.

The Cobourg Community Centre is a cash only facility. An ATM is available.