Joining CURLSASK

Curling Club/Establishment (Affiliate Member)

All Curling Club member curlers, whether competitive, recreational or rental league participants over age 12 are required to pay $15 per person to join CURLSASK. The CURLSASK fee, collected by the Club, also provides membership status with Curling Canada (CC).

Note:  Each year CURLSASK pays the Curling Canada fee on behalf of the Curling Club.  Effective this year Curling Canada is implementing a $2 per curler individual membership fee that replaces fees based on the number of sheets of ice a curling facility uses.  Therefore, the CURLSASK fee is broken down as follows:  $13 – CURLSASK, $2 – Curling Canada.

See CURLSASK Membership Options for Curling Clubs/Establishments Below.

Associate Member

Associate Member Fee is $300 per organization. In addition, the $15 per member fee is charged to those individual members of the Associate Member who are not currently player members of an Affiliate Member Curling Club, if any.


CURLSASK Associate Member Online Fillable Form
 HERE.

Note:  Above forms may be completed online and printed for mailing to CURLSASK.

Two Membership Options for Curling Clubs in 2017-2018

Curling Canada has developed a program that is designed to help clubs manage their member registration, as well as collect league fees, CURLSASK and Curling Canada fees all at once.

The program is called Curling Inside/Outside (Curling I/O). The simplest way to describe the program is that it is a website that curling centres can use so that their member curlers can sign up for leagues and other events like bonspiels as well as pay the club/league fees in one spot. The website is designed to be able to handle the varied ways that curling centres manage their registration.

This information is then stored in a secure database which the curling centre can then access for their centre’s business.  The fees then automatically go to the club (whatever they charge for league play etc) and to CURLSASK ($13) and to Curling Canada ($2).

The Curling I/O program has a lot of potential and CURLSASK encourages clubs to use it. However, we are aware that it may not be practical for all clubs to switch to this new system in 2017-18.

Therefore, the CURLSASK Board has determined that Curling Centres will have the option to use the new Curling Canada I/O or submit the annual CURLSASK Membership Fee as they have in the past.

Curling centres are asked to decide if they would like to join CURLSASK through Option 1 or 2. Curling Clubs will not be able to do a combination of both options.  They will have to choose one or the other.

Option 1 – Curling Club processes all of its Member curlers through Curling I/O – Curling Registration & Management System (MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOON) 

  • Individual curlers will have the following amounts deducted at source when they register:
    $13 to CURLSASK
    $2 to Curling Canada

$$ to Curling Club (League fees etc.)

  • Individuals will only have to pay the CURLSASK/Curling Canada fee once even if they play at more than one club.

Option 2 – Curling Club/Establishment is assessed based on its 2017-18 Membership numbers.

  • Curling Clubs will collect the $15 fee on behalf of CURLSASK and will submit along with a Club Membership List and the CURLSASK Membership Form to CURLSASK by December 15th.  A Curling Club will be considered a CURLSASK Member Club (affiliated) upon receipt of a completed CURLSASK Membership form, Member List and fees. Members under the age of 12 are required to be listed on the Membership List but are not required to pay the $15.00 fee.
  • For those clubs that open in January or start new leagues in January, another Member List and dues are to be submitted by January 31st.
  • If Club Members also pay the $15 fee at another Curling Centre, they are asked to notify CURLSASK for reimbursement.

CURLSASK Club Membership – Online Fillable Form HERE.

Membership Reporting to CURLSASK

Membership reporting is important to the development of curling in the province. CURLSASK is required to submit annual membership information to SaskSport, the provincial funding partner, in order to be eligible to receive annual funding.  As a result, each Club and Associate Member are required to submit annual membership lists to CURLSASK in order for CURLSASK to remain eligible for this funding.  It is also how CURLSASK will be able to determine how to focus on programs that will benefit our members.

Receipt of the Membership Form, Membership List and fees is the process that affiliates a Club with CURLSASK.

Membership List Templates to Use

Templates to use at your Club

If your club already uses a form to record your player members, leagues etc. that’s great!  If not, CURLSASK has designed a template that you can use. Each of your members could complete the form and then the information could be transferred to a list to submit to CURLSASK.  If you would like the template to re-design to suit your club’s needs…..let us know!  Call or email anytime.

Templates to submit to CURLSASK

For reporting to CURLSASK feel free to use one of the template forms below to report the required Membership information. Download the form (Microsoft Excel format) or contact the CURLSASK Office to have one emailed to you.  If your Club submitted a Member List last season, contact the CURLSASK Office to have that list emailed to the person responsible for updating your Member List. 

Membership lists are due by December 15th each year.

Template 1 – Club Membership

Template 2 – Club Membership

 

Final Considerations

If your Curling Club is considering the option to affiliate with CURLSASK, then take a few moments to review the numerous benefits associated with membership. CURLSASK is here to serve all clubs and organizations whether they have a competitive focus or are more community or recreational focused.

The most compelling benefit for the vast majority of clubs is the availability of the  Membership Assistance Grant (MAP) that provides monetary assistance for club projects and development. In some cases, that MAP grant provides more funding than the cost of the CURLSASK membership fee that clubs submit to affiliate with CURLSASK. Keep in mind, however, that Clubs must be a CURLSASK Member to apply for AND receive any approved funding for the following year. In other words, Clubs must be a CURLSASK Member Club for at least 2 consecutive years.

To assist with the decision to affiliate, feel free to contact one of the CURLSASK Board Members, the Region Coordinators for your area or a Staff Member at the CURLSASK office.