New Helmet Recommendations from Curling Canada

Representatives of Curling Canada’s 14 Member Associations approved a motion that endorses the immediate release of a Curling Canada statement to encourage Canadian curling clubs and facilities to acknowledge a concern about head injuries and concussions, and urges clubs and facilities to implement helmet-use initiatives in beginner and novice curling programs, and that helmets are strongly suggested for all in the Under-12 age category.
“I believe this is an important move that puts our sport in a leadership position in terms of making sure our young and beginning curlers are playing the sport with safety in mind,” said Peter Inch, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “It won’t be an overnight move, but I think this pushes the conversation forward and makes sure that we’re making those safety concerns a priority.”