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 Learn to Curl
- Youth Curling League
- Youth Curling Camp
- Oakville Optimist U18 Cash Spiel
- Little Rocks Bonspiel
- Summer League
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.
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.
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.*
- Monday - Thursday: 9am-4pm
- Friday: 9am - 3pm
Before and after camp care available!
Registration is open!Read More
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.Read More
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Registration deadline: November 9th, 2018
24th ANNUAL OAKVILLE CURLING CLUB LITTLE ROCKS BONSPIEL
- 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
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 is open! Please note: Doubles is FULL and waitlist only.
2019-20 Youth Curling League Dates
|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
|November||3, 10, 17, 24|
|December||1, 8, 15|
2019-20 Youth Bonspiel Dates
|Optimist U18 Cash Spiel||September 27, 28, 29|
|Little Rocks Bonspiel||November 16|
Funding support for Youth Curling provided by: