Junior & Teen Curling

  • Again this year we will be having lessons for Junior Curlers (7 – 12 years) and Teen Curlers (Grade 7 – 12 students).  Our Coach, Rick Miller, is a trained and certified curling coach who engages players in dynamic drills, skill development and games at all levels.  He looks forward to welcoming all past players and new-comers to another exciting season of curling. To sign your child up for lessons please read this whole section to learn about the program and to determine which class is appropriate for them, and then go to the Curling I/O Registration tab to enroll them in a class.  As in the past, parents and caregivers are welcome to stay and watch their child/grand-child/niece etc during their lessons. 

Program Information

  • There will be two Junior lessons based on age.  This gives curlers a chance to learn with other athletes similar to them.
  • There will be one Teen time for all Gr. 7 – 12 students.  We hope to form a team and, if the rules governing team travel allow it, we’d like to travel to at least one bonspiel this year.
  • There will be 2 sessions for each of the groups giving new curlers a chance to sign up part way through the year.
    • Fall Session is from mid October to mid December.
    • Winter Session will start in early January and run to the end of February with a couple missed Saturdays due to a bonspiel and the Family Day Holiday.  We will try to make up at least one of these dates on a different day of the week.
  • New Fall Session curlers may register until the end of October.  After that, curlers are encouraged to join in January with registration ending January 24th.
  • Registration and payment need to be completed on-line prior to any junior curler starting their first class in October and January.
    • As part of the on-line registration, parents will be asked to read and electronically sign an Informed Consent/Waiver form.
    • Payment for lessons can be made on-line using a debit/credit card.  Payments can be made with cheque or cash at the rink, but we strongly encourage members to pay using the Curling I/O link.
  • ALL Junior curlers MUST wear a helmet.  Hockey, skiing or biking helmets are all acceptable.
  • All Teen curlers are encouraged to have some form of head protection, a helmet being a great choice.  A new form of curling head protection is called a “halo”, which a couple of members do wear.  These help reduce/eliminate concussions in case of a fall.
  • Curlers should wear warm, stretchy clothing, consider wearing a pair of thin gloves, and MUST carry in a clean pair of runners that they will wear on the ice.
  • The curling club supplies all other needed equipment (sliders, grippers, brooms).
  • In the past, parents have been encouraged to stay and watch but again this year, new COVID rules will apply.
  • Due to COVID-19 pandemic over the past couple of years we’ve learned that when children aren’t feeling well it is best that they not attend.  Please be vigilant in sending only healthy children to lessons.

Days, Times, and Start/End dates

  • Lil’ RocketsAges 7 – 9 year olds (born in 2013 – 2015).  Saturdays, 9 – 10:00am.
    • Fall SessionStarts on Saturday, October 22nd and runs to Saturday, December 10th.  No lessons on November 12th.
      • Fall Session fee is $50 + tax + $10 CurlBC fee.
    • Winter SessionStarts on Saturday, January 14th and runs to Saturday, February 25th .
      • No lessons on February 18th.
      • Winter Session is $50 + tax.  Only new curlers pay the $10 CurlBC fee.
  • Kidz Rockin –  Ages 10 – 12 year olds (born in 2010 – 2012).  Saturdays, 10:30am – noon …. this may change to 9:00 – 10:30am.
    • Fall SessionStarts on Saturday, October 22nd and runs to Saturday, December 10th.
      • Fall Session fee is $60 + tax +$10 CurlBC fee.
    • Winter SessionStarts on Saturday, January 14th and runs to Saturday, February 25th.
      • No lessons on February 18th
      • Winter Session is $60 + tax.  Only new curlers pay the $10 CurlBC fee.
  • Tweens & TeensStudents in Grades 7 – 12.   Tuesdays 3:45 – 5:15pm  …  this may change to Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30am. 
    • Fall SessionStarts on Tuesday, October 18th and runs to Tuesday, December 6th with one Saturday in December.
      • Fall Session fee is $70 + tax + $20 CurlBC fee.
    •  Winter SessionDates/Times to be determined in late 2022.
      • Winter Session is $70 + tax.  Only new curlers pay the $20 CurlBC fee.
  • Please tell your friends, and if you have a child who will be joining, get them to bring a friend and try it out  …..  it is always a lot of fun!!

Just a reminder that all Junior curlers MUST wear a helmet on the ice, so along with clean indoor runners, warm & stretchy clothing, possibly some thin gloves, and your helmet, bring your enthusiasm!