Radcliffe noted cannabis has always had a place in curling, a constantly shifting game of intense strategy. "There’s been an appetite for it," he said, "but until now, it’s been kept quiet, under wraps and overshadowed by the drinking aspects of curling. So now we can come out in public."
Radcliffe said provincial law bans indoor smoking, so bongspiel curlers will have to enjoy their cannabis outdoors (wearing separate shoes to prevent them tracking grit onto the ice). "They've got to go off the property unfortunately, and it's January. So I imagine it going to be quick darts in and out." (The Shift)
Inside there will be plenty of food, a DJ, and a live band. As a onetime curler and lifelong curling fan, I sincerely hope these will be confined to the clubhouse area, since part of curling’s noble dignity is its relative silence, punctuated by occasional screaming.