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. 

Click on a tab for more details. 

  • Youth Learn to Curl
  • Youth Curling League
  • Youth Curling Camp
  • Oakville Optimist U18 Cash Spiel
  • Little Rocks Bonspiel
  • Summer League 2019

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.

 

Youth Curling League

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.

Time: Sundays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Board Director: Marg Byrne
League Convenor: Marg Byrne

OCC.Youth.Summer.Camp.Picture.2019

Summer on Ice - 2019

The Oakville Curling Club hosts a Youth Curling Day Camp every year in August for kids between the ages of 7 – 16.

Dates: Monday August 19th to Friday August 23rd, 2019

*We are running 1 week of camp this year.*

Camp Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am-4pm
  • Friday: 9am - 3pm

Before and after camp care available!

REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS NOW OPEN!

Read More

Optimist.Logo

Kick off your season with this fun cash spiel for U18 athletes!  

Dates:  Friday, September 28th to Sunday, September 30th, 2018

A minimum of 3 team members must be listed in order to register.

Link to the registration form will be posted at the bottom of this article during the active registration time.

All entries are on a first come, first serve basis.  Four spots are reserved for Oakville teams.

DRAW:  Please click HERE to download - REVISED SEPT.28.2018

TEAM ROSTER:  Please click HERE to download.

GAME RECORD RESULTS:  Please click HERE to download.  *REVISED as of Sat.Sept.29 @ 11:15pm*

Read More

24th ANNUAL OAKVILLE CURLING CLUB LITTLE ROCKS BONSPIEL LR.Spiel.Artwork.2018

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Registration deadline: November 9th, 2018

  • One draw: 2 x 6 end games
  • Classic points-spiel format
  • Curlers between 7 - 12 years of age
  • Total team age not to exceed 46 years as of November 17, 2018
  • Experience: Experienced Little Rockers with a strong understanding of the game
  • Team Composition: Boys, Girls or Mixed
  • Lunch provided for curlers between games
  • Snacks, Fun, and Prizes for all!
  • View flyer by clicking HERE
Read More

Summer and Curling unite at OCC once again this August!Summer.League.Ad.2019

Strut here in your shorts and flip flops and join us for another awesome summer of Curling.

Draws run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings for 7 weeks starting August 19th, 2019.

Registration now open!

This year we have separate registratons for Youth and Adult. 

 

Read More


2019-20 Youth Curling League Dates

MonthDates
October 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15
January 5, 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16 (Family Day), 23
March 1,8,22 (End of March Break)

2019-20 Youth Learn to Curl Dates

MonthDates
October 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15

Funding support for Youth Curling provided by:

delta.bingo.logo

Order Youth Jacket

Order Youth Jacket

Order your Youth Jacket.

Read more

Order must be placed by November 25th to have it in time for Christmas.  

Jackets can also be ordered after this date but will arrive in January.

Event Details

Event Date
Registered 0
Registration End Date 2019-03-31
Individual Price $75.00
$75.00


Do you want to be notified of upcoming events at the club?

Enter your name and email address and we'll keep you in the loop!

Feel free to contact the club for more details.


Title Sponsor

Annual General Meeting Jun 19, 2019 24 Days

Learn to Curl

There are no up-coming events

Member Events

There are no up-coming events

Day Women Events

There are no up-coming events

Member Login