Code of Ethics & Fair Play (2006)

Organization: 

Canadian Curling Association

Source: 

CSEP Library

Date Approved: 

December 20, 2006

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Code of Ethics and Fair Play

To ensure that all curlers are aware of their responsibilities when playing the game, the Canadian 

Curling Association has adopted the following Code of Ethics as an official supplement to the Rules of 

Curling:

Curler’s Code of Ethics

  • I will play the game with a spirit of good sportsmanship
  • I will conduct myself in an honorable 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 officials.
  • 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 humble 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 his/her 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 officials 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.

Fair Play

  • Fair Play begins with the strict observance of the written rule; however, in most cases, Fair Play involves something more than even unfailing observance of the written rule. The observance of the spirit of the rules, whether written or unwritten, is important.
  • Fair Play results from measuring up to one’s own moral standards while engaged in competition.
  • Fair play is consistent demonstration of respect for teammates and opponents, whether they are winning or losing.
  • Fair play is consistent demonstration of respect for officials, an acceptance of their decisions and a steadfast spirit of collaboration with them.
  • Sportsmanlike behavior should be demonstrated both on and off the ice. This includes modesty in victory and compose in defeat.

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