The Sunday Youth Curling League will be open to all youth curlers aged 7-20 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.