Curling Umpires Information


CRITERIA FOR CURLING UMPIRES

An Umpire technical course is hosted by the Regional Association and conducted by a (minimum) Certified Level 3 Umpire.

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION

·        Attend a Level 1 umpire’s technical course and rules review

·        Successfully complete an open book exam

·        Complete a practical component under the supervision of a Certified Level 3 (or higher) Chief Umpire. This consists of working 6 games at a fully officiated provincial event. Two games each as a timer, observer and hog line umpire.

Practical Component Form:

You will be provided with a practical component form when you attend the course. It is your responsibility to have this filled and out and signed by the chief umpire at the event.  When you have completed the required six games, you submit the form to your Regional Association, who will in turn forward a copy to the ACF so the Umpire can be entered into the provincial database and registered in the National Database at the Canadian Curling Association.  This confirms his or her status as a Certified Umpire.

LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION

 

·        Attend a Level 2 umpire’s technical course and rules review

·        Successfully complete an open book exam

·        Complete a practical component under the supervision of a Level 3 (or higher) Chief Umpire. This consists of working 6 games: two each as a Game Umpire, (on-ice home and away) and two as a chief timer.

Once again you will have been provided with a Practical Component Form which must be completed and signed by the Chief Umpire, then submitted to your regional association so you may be registered with the ACF and the CCA.

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION

·        Level 3 Umpires receive their certification by successfully acting as a Chief Umpire at a minimum of two provincial events and receiving a positive evaluation of their performance by a Certified Level 3 Umpire who generally acts as deputy chief for the event. The recommendation for the Level 3 certification comes from the Regional Association to the ACF and is then submitted to the CCA. The appointment is made by the CCA.

Level 4 and 5 Certification is based on training, experience and positive evaluation of performance usually at a National Level.

**Umpires can do a refresher workshop at no charge.  They must register with their Regional Association.


Please contact your Regional Association office to register for a course:

Peace Curling Association
Tel. 780-532-4782  or
Email:  peaccurl@telusplanet.net

Northern Alberta Curling Association
Tel.  780-440-4270 or
Email:  northernalbertacurling@shaw.ca

Southern Alberta Curling Association
Tel. 403-246-9300 or 
Email:  curling@saca.ca

 

 

 

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