Youth Curling Program
The Sunday Youth Curling Program will be open to all youth aged 7-18.
Each session is made up of two main parts: the first half of the session is instruction. On-ice coaches guide athletes through specific activities and drills to help them develop that day’s topic. Instruction will focus on technical skills, sportsmanship and etiquette, strategy, respect, and having fun. The lessons will be varied depending on the athletes ages and skill levels. Following an off-ice break to warm up and have a snack, the second half of the session is game-play. Coaches will be on the ice to support the athletes with their technical skills, as well as their communication and team dynamics skills. Teams will be selected each week. Athletes will be placed into teams to best support their athletic skills while building friendships.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand to change, warmup, and chat with your friends. If possible, allow the same time after each game to socialize with your team and opposition, in the spirit of curling traditions.
Participants will need:
- A CLEAN pair of rubber-soled shoes (i.e running shoes, sneakers, etc) should be carried into the club and not worn by the curler from the parking lot into the club -- this is mandatory as dirt and debris can harm the ice surface. Curling shoes are not required.
- Helmets are required for kids 12 years old and younger, and are recommended for curlers with fewer than 3 years experience.
- Wear stretchy or loose fitting clothes (i.e sweatpants/joggers, leggings, yoga pants, T-shirts and hoodies or zipped sweaters/thin jackets.) Comfortable layers suitable for 1.5 hours of play in a 4 degree Celsius arena. Jeans are not recommended.
- Non-slip gloves or mitts are also recommended.
Regardless of knowledge or curling experience, there are ways for all parents and guardians to participate in the program! Our program is run entirely by amazing volunteers, and extra hands are always appreciated on and off the ice (snack table and hot chocolate stations, for example!) Instructor lessons will be offered to parents curious about helping on-ice, no curling experience required. If you’re curious about learning how you can help out, please email Bridget by clicking the name below!
Time: Sundays 1:15pm - 3:15pm
|October||TBD||Stay tuned for information about the Club's delayed reopening.|