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Who can Spare?

All members may curl and spare as many times as they want within the leagues that they normally play.

If a spare is not available within your league, spares can be drawn from all membership categories as follows:

  • Unlimited (Adult Unlimited, Intermediate Unlimited, Student Unlimited): unlimited sparing.
  • Adult 2-League:  may spare up to six (6) times per season total in any another league.
  • Adult 1-League:  may spare up to four (4) times per season total in any another league.
  • Junior (U21):  may spare up to five (5) times total in other leagues at the discretion of the convenor.
  • Bantam (U16): cannot spare in other leagues.
  • Spare Only: may spare up to twelve (12) times per season total in any league, including playoffs.
  • Practice Only: cannot spare.
  • Half-Season Memberships: 50% of regular full-season sparing opportunities. 
  • Non-HCCC Curlers: may spare as guest spares (conditions apply)

Guest Spares

New for the 2024-2025 Season!

As a trial for this season, non-HCCC curlers are allowed to spare during the regular season, under the following conditions:

  • non-HCCC members may spare a maximum of twice per season
  • teams may utilizate a guest spare a maximum of three (3) times per season
  • guest spares must play lead (or possibly second in Mixed leagues)
  • guest spares are not allowed during league playoffs
  • guest spares have no practice privileges
  • guest spares must register, pay, and acknowledge our release form (waiver) prior to playing
  • guest spares  must register each time they play
  • the guest spare fee is $25.00 (plus HST), payable in advance (credit card only).


Guest Spare - Registration & Release Form


Sparing Guidelines

  1. Try to find a spare from those listed as available to spare within your league, before looking in other leagues:
    • Member-Central > Find A Spare
  2. Try to find a spare who normally plays at the same position/level.
  3. Please use Member-Central > My Sparing Availability, to indicate if you are regularly available to spare in a league.

It is the responsibility of all HCCC members to be aware of our League Guidelines and to adhere to the Sparing guidelines, rules and restrictions within:

  • Curling > Leagues > League Guidelines

Any infraction will be subject to review and possible action.

We are a fully volunteer run club and rely on the honour system for adherence to our Sparing guidelines.

Last Revised:  May 12, 2024

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London, ON
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Highland Community Curling Club is proud to offer a safe and fun curling experience for all.  We welcome all skill levels to come out and enjoy curling.

Our accessible curling centre is centrally located at the Highland Country Club, in London, Ontario.