The Club will be Closed as of December 21 due to COVID-19

Youth Curling

Many Youth Programs have been cancelled due to COVID 19. Please see details below.

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 *CANCELLED*
  • Youth Curling Camp *CANCELLED*
  • Oakville Optimist U18 Cash Spiel *CANCELLED*
  • U15 Cash spiel *CANCELLED*
  • Summer League *CANCELLED*

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.

Time: Sundays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Board Director: Marg Byrne
League Convenor: Marg Byrne


2020-21 Youth Curling League Dates - TBD

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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
February TBD TBD
March TBD TBD
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OCC's 2020 Youth Learn to Curl Programs have been cancelled due to COVID

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.

 

OCC's 2020 Summer Camp has been cancelled

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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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OCC's 2020 Optimist Bonspiel has been cancelled due to COVID

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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.

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OCC's 2020 U15 Bonspiel has been cancelled due to COVID

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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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OCC's 2020 Summer League has been cancelled

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are modifying this season's Summer League.

  • Due to a number of large event cancellations in August, we are reducing the number of weeks that Summer League plays, from 7 weeks to 4 weeks
    • Registered teams will be given the option to receive a prorated refund for the 3 weeks missed or a full refund.
  • All Youth Leagues are cancelled. Youth teams will be issued a full refund.
    • Youth teams who are 18+ are eligible for any of our adult leagues
  • We are adding a Triples League on Mondays at 6:00pm. This league is recreational in nature and rules will be based on Curling Canada's Triples Format, with some modifications (https://www.curling.ca/files/2020/06/Triples-Curling-Canada-EN.pdf).
    • This is an excellent opportunity to try curling with only one sweeper.
  • A variety of COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the duration of Summer League. Depending on the reopening phase the province is in at the start of Summer League, these protocols may include:
    • Following the Curling Canadas Returning to Play Guidelines
    • Restricted access to lounge, bar and locker room
    • Modified game start times (i.e. 15 mins delayed start on every other sheet)
    • Social distancing markers and signage around the club and on the ice
    • Disinfectant dispensers and hand sanitizer stations around the club and in the rink
    • An enhanced waiver and declaration of good health
    • Enhanced check-in procedures
    • Increased and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures

Registration for the 2020 Summer League is OPEN!

Summer and Curling unite at the Oakville Curling Club once again this August!

Draws run Monday - Thursday evenings for 4 weeks starting August 31st, 2020.

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