November 10, 2022

* If you are in U20 and writing a diploma exam, please read this message carefully and immediately. 

Venue Update for U20 Qualifier and Provincial Championship with consideration to Diploma Date Conflict

Dear Curlers, Coaches, and Supporters:

The purpose of this message is to inform you of the actions Curling Alberta has taken to minimize the impact of the date conflict with the U20 provincial qualifiers and championship with Alberta diploma exam dates and to notify curlers of the change in host venue. 

Unfortunately, the heavy schedule this season has made it infeasible to avoid all scheduling conflicts. Please be assured that all potential alternative scenarios have been considered thoroughly. Given our priority to avoid obstructing important opportunities for development wherever possible, it has been confirmed that the current schedule will remain as it is. 

Ellerslie Curling Club was previously announced as the host location for the girl’s and boy’s U20 championship, however to accommodate students writing exams in the morning, only afternoon and evening draws will be scheduled during the week. Unfortunately, this means that there is insufficient time for both genders to be held at the same curling club, as such, the boy’s* championship will now be held at the Spruce Grove Curling Club and the girl’s* will remain at the Ellerslie Curling Club.

In addition, Curling Alberta has made arrangements with the Exam Administration Branch, the Edmonton School Board, and local schools for affected curlers to write their exam in a school near to the host clubs. If you wish to write your exam in another school, please contact Britney Andersen at [email protected] to help with these arrangements by noon on Monday, November 14th. Please immediately email the following information to Britney: student ID number, first and last name, the exam subject that you are to write and your home school. 

We understand that making the decision where to write your exam prior to the qualifiers is not ideal, however we have made additional arrangements with the school board to accommodate this. If you state that you would like to write at an alternative school and you do not qualify for provincials, you will still have the opportunity to write at your home school.

We appreciate your commitment to our sport and wish all our curlers the very best in their academic pursuits. 

All the best,

Curling Alberta

*Locations switched after being announced earlier today to avoid a girls qualifier and provincial to be played at the same location.

Official statement

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