Youth Curling

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.

We also offer competitive summer league curling for youth teams, youth bonspiels and our fantastic summer camp.

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  • Youth Curling League - CONFIRMED for 21/22!
  • Youth Learn to Curl *CONFIRMED*
  • Summer League 2021 *OPEN*
  • Oakville Optimist U18 Cash Spiel *COMPLETED*
  • U15 Cash spiel *TBD*
  • Youth Curling Camp *CANCELLED*

Youth Curling League

The Sunday Youth Curling League will be open to all youth curlers aged 12-18 who have had experience on the ice, either through the club's Learn-to-Curl program or another club's youth programs. 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, warmup, and chat with your team, with the same time allowance after each game to socialize with your team and opposition.

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 encouraged for curlers with fewer than 3 years experience.

Regardless of knowledge or curling experience, all parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in program supervision and coaching! Please contact Marg at the email below to let us know you're interested in helping out!

Time: Sundays 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Board Director: Marg Byrne
League Convenor: Marg Byrne

NOTE: All participants, volunteers, and spectators must be fully vaccinated in order to enter the club. For questions about vaccination requirements, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2021-22 Youth Curling League Dates

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October Sunday, Oct 17 Week 1 - Practice Only
Sunday, Oct 24 Week 2 - Practice Only
Sunday, Oct 31

Week 3 - Structured Program Begins

November Sunday, Nov 7 Week 4
Sunday, Nov 14 Week 5 
Sunday, Nov 21 Week 6 
Sunday, Nov 28 Week 7
December Sunday, Dec 5 Week 8
Sunday, Dec 12 Week 9
Sunday, Dec 19 Week 10 - Holiday Party!
January TBD TBD
February TBD TBD
March TBD TBD
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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.  

 

U18 LEARN TO CURL: - U18 Confirmed

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.

 

U12 LEARN TO CURL: - U12 Postponed  To be re-evaluated in January

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.  

 

For more information please visit our Learn to Curl page.
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Registration for 2021 Summer League is OPEN!


**NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS** - All players must create an OCC web account and register/pay individually.

Please login or Click here to create your OCC web account.


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 are mandatory for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated players. 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.
  • The Club's bar will be open, but we expect that there will be some limitations on our ability to host post-game socializing at the club. Details on that soon.

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

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Friday, September 27th to Sunday, September 29th, 2019

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

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

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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
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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.

Dates: 

  • 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!

 

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