The Oakville Curling Club has a large and thriving youth membership. In order to encourage our youth members to keep curling one of their life-long physical and social activities, the club offers two entry points into the sport. The first being a Learn to Curl Program which is geared towards two different age groupings. The groupings take into consideration the curlers age – both physical and developmental. The second entry point is the Youth Curling League. This League is for participants who have had experience in the sport and can step on the ice ready to play.
The Oakville Curling Club offers an extensive array of youth curling options including membership leagues, Learn to Curl programs, competitive summer league, youth bonspiels and our fantastic summer camp.
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- Youth Curling League
- Youth Learn to Curl
- Youth Curling Camp
- Oakville Optimist U18 Cash Spiel
- U15 Cash spiel
- Summer League
The Sunday Youth Curling League will be open to all youth curlers aged 12-20 who have had experience on the ice. The main criteria for participating in this league will be that the curler can confidently, consistently with control deliver a full-size rock the length of the sheet. If this is a challenge, then the Youth Learn to Curl Program is the recommended start point.
The Sunday Youth Curling League will consist of 30 minutes of instruction (may be on-ice or off-ice) and a 90-minute game. Teams will vary from week to week, so you don’t have to worry about not attending on any given Sunday. Focused instruction will be geared towards the curlers age and experience (badge levels will be used to help divide up the groups). The instruction will focus on technical skills as well as curling etiquette, sportsmanship, respect, strategy and rules of play in a fun and social setting.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand to change and socializes, with the same time allowance post session.
Participants will need:
- Carry in CLEAN and rubber-soled shoes (not worn to the rink – this is mandatory). Curling shoes are not required, but great if you have them.
- Wear or bring loose fitting or stretchy, comfortable layers suitable for 2.0 hours of play in a 4C (degrees Celsius) arena. Jeans are not recommended.
- All curlers are required to wear regular rubber-soled running shoes (no slider or tape) or curling shoes with 2 grippers while not throwing stones.
- Non-slip gloves or mitts.
- Helmets are MANDATORY for all curlers under the age of 12 and are recommended for all other youth curlers.
As per Oakville Curling Club Policy, all participants under the age of 12 are required to wear a properly fitted and secured (as per the direction of the manufacturer) helmet certified by the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) in the curling rink. Curling, skating, hockey, snowboarding, skiing or other CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved helmets are all acceptable options. Other forms of headgear are not sufficient. We are following the recommendations supported by the National Canadian Curling governing body.
Regardless of knowledge or curling experience, all parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in program supervision and coaching! An introductory coaching clinic will be held at the beginning of the season and experienced instructors will offer all participants – juniors and parents alike – guidance over the course of the curling season.
2020-21 Youth Curling League Dates - TBD
|October||Sunday, Oct 25||Week 1 - Practice Only|
|November||Sunday, Nov 1||Week 2 - Practice Only|
|Sunday Nov 8||Week 3 - Structured Program Begins|
|Saturday, Nov 14||Week 4 - Note date change to Saturday|
|Sunday, Nov 22||Week 5|
|Sunday, Nov 29||Week 6|
|December||Sunday, Dec 6||Week 7|
|Sunday, Dec 13||Week 8|
|Sunday, Dec 20||Week 9|
|Sunday, Dec 27||CLOSED - No Curling|
|January||Sunday, Jan 3||Ice Maintenance - No Curling|
|Remainder of Jan||TBD|
Youth Learn to Curl Programs:
The Youth Learn to Curl Programs will be divided into two age groupings and will run for nine weeks. After successful completion of the Learn to Curl, the curlers will have the opportunity to join the Sunday Youth Curling League (space permitting) that runs from 1:00-3:00pm on Sundays. The Learn to Curl Programs are based on the newly released Curling Canada U12 and U18 LEARN TO CURL programs.
U12 LEARN TO CURL:
Sundays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
This program is focussed on the U12 (aka Little Rock Curler). It is geared towards curlers under the age of 12.
“Curling Canada’s U12 Learn to Curl program is designed to introduce children to the sport of curling. The objective is to have fun, increase physical literacy with key fundamental movement skills (FMS), follow Curling Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework and begin sport specific techniques.”
Throughout the course of the program, the groups will be moving through circuits or stations to learn various aspects of curling. The focus is on FUN as well as learning the game. These sessions will be 1 hour in length. The last week will incorporate a fun game.
HELMETS ARE MANDATORY FOR THIS GROUP. As per Oakville Curling Club Policy, all participants are required to wear a properly fitted and secured (as per the direction of the manufacturer) helmet certified by the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) in the curling rink. Other forms of headgear are not sufficient. We are following the recommendations supported by the National Canadian Curling governing body.
U18 LEARN TO CURL:
Sundays, 11:00am - 12:30pm
This program is focussed on the U15/U18 curler. It is geared towards curlers between the age of 12 and 18.
“Curling Canada’s U18 Learn to Curl program is designed to introduce teens to the sport of curling. The objective is to have fun, increase physical activity, promote curling as a life-long recreational sport and provide competitive opportunities for participants who show interest and want to remain Competitive for Life. The program is based on Curling Canada’s Long Term Curler Development Framework.”
Each session is 1.5 hours in length and will include both on and off ice time. Helmets for this group are recommended, but not mandatory.
For more information please visit Learn to Curl.
Summer on Ice - 2020
The Oakville Curling Club hosts Youth Curling Day Camps every year in August for kids between the ages of 7 – 16. This camp is designed for all levels of skill and experience, from absolute beginners to experienced U-18 athletes.
- Camp 1: Monday August 17 to Friday August 21, 2020
- Camp 2: Monday August 24 to Friday August 28, 2020
- Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Before and after camp care available!
Friday, September 27th to Sunday, September 29th, 2019
Kick off your season with this fun cash-spiel for U18 athletes!
On-line registration is now open!
All entries are on a first come, first serve basis | Four spots are reserved for Oakville CC teams.Read More
Saturday, November 16, 2019
OAKVILLE CURLING CLUB U15 CASHSPIEL
- One draw (registration 9 am)
- Maximum 16 Teams
- Curlers must be 14 or younger as of June 30, 2019
- Open team format (any combination of girls or boys)
- Game times 9:30 am and 12 noon
- Classic Points Spiel Format
- 2 x 6-end games
- Lunch provided for curlers
- Snacks, Fun & Prizes
- CSA APPROVED HELMET REQUIRED FOR ALL CURLERS UNDER
AGE OF 12 – NO EXCEPTIONS
- 0 per team (includes HST)
- Entry deadline November 1, 2019
- Registration & payment online through our Club website
- Don’t forget to include your Avenger Team Name
- View awesome flyer by clicking HERE
Registration for 2021 Summer League is OPEN!
**NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS** - All players must create an OCC web account and register/pay individually.
In light of some recent good news about vaccination progress in the province, we are opening Summer League registration in order to determine whether there is enough demand to reopen in August. The Club will assess the possibility of reopening for Summer League based on public health guidelines, vaccination progress, and reopening progress in the province. At a minimum, we require the following to reopen:
- The Province must be in Step 3 of reopening and allow for indoor recreational activities
- Minimum 50-person indoor gathering limit
- There must be significant progress on the 2nd dose rollout
- All leagues must be 80% full by July 1st
- Restrictions on international travel must be significantly reduced or eliminated in order to allow for other parallel club activities to occur
At this time, we are not taking payments for Summer League registrations. Your registration will act as a placeholder and notice of intent to participate in Summer League if and/or when the Board makes the decision to open the Club. Please review the possible restrictions below to determine your comfort level with playing. These are the restrictions that we expect will be in place for Summer League. If you are uncomfortable playing under any of these restrictions, please hold off on registering until we can confirm how exactly the season will look.
- Masks may be mandatory, regardless of your vaccination status. Not all participants will have the opportunity to be fully vaccinated (i.e. 2 doses) by the time we start curling, so for the health of others, all participants will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the Club. Failure to comply will result in the team’s immediate removal from Summer League without refund.
- We are currently operating under the assumption that the gathering limit for indoor facilities will be no higher than 50 people. As such, games will be subject to a strict time limit of 2 hours so that we can create gaps between draws. Players will be required to vacate the Club within 15 minutes after their game in order to allow for players on the next draw to enter the Club without any overlap between groups.
- Because games will be subject to a strict time limit, there will be no cash payouts as some games may be cut short of the full 8 ends. If you previously played in a competitive, cash league, you will see a decrease in fees because of this change.
- We expect that the bar will be closed, but are working on solutions for you to gather at local restaurants and pubs to enjoy some post-game socializing, should public health restrictions allow for that.
Registration for the 2021 Summer League is open!Read More
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