Code of Ethics

The OJCT requires all athletes and their coaches to adhere to their respective Code of Ethics from the CCA Rules of Curling for General Play:

Curlers’ Code of Ethics

  • I will play the game with a spirit of good sportsmanship.
  • I will conduct myself in an honourable manner both on and off the ice.
  • I will never knowingly break a rule, but if I do, I will divulge the breach.
  • I will take no action that could be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate or demean my opponents, teammates or umpires.
  • I will interpret the rules in an impartial manner, always keeping in mind that the purpose of the rules is to ensure that the game is played in an orderly and fair manner.
  • I will humbly accept any penalty that the governing body at any level of curling deems appropriate, if I am found in violation of the Code of Ethics or rules of the game.

Coaching Code of Ethics

  • The coach shall act with integrity in performing all duties owed to athletes, the sport, other members of the coaching profession and the public.
  • The coach shall strive to be well prepared and current in order that all duties in their discipline are fulfilled with competence.
  • The coach shall act in the best interest of the athlete’s development as a whole person.
  • The coach shall accept both the letter and the spirit of the rules that define and govern the sport.
  • The coach shall accept the role of umpires in providing judgment to ensure that competitions are conducted fairly and in accordance with the established rules.
  • The coach’s conduct toward other coaches shall be characterized by courtesy, good faith and respect.
  • The coach shall maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and support the principles of Fair Play

Expectations of Conduct

In following with the spirit of the Code of Ethics, the OJCT expects all athletes, their coaches and their supporters to act in a manner befitting the Tour, its volunteers, sponsors, events, and facility & lodging providers.

Where it has been found by a designated event official that a player or supporter has been acting in such a manner, whether impaired as a result of substance abuse or otherwise, that damages or harms the Tour, its volunteers, sponsors, events, or facility & lodging providers, the OJCT Board of Directors may vote to impose penalties commensurate with those actions.

A designated event official may be:

  • An Event Organizer, or an agent thereof; or
  • A Tour Board Member