Junior & Teen Curling

  • Again this year we will be having lessons for Junior Curlers (9 – 11 years) and Teen Curlers (12 – 17 years).  Our Coach, Rick Miller, is a 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 one Junior class for curlers ages 9, 10, & 11 this calendar year.  
  • There will be one Teen class for all curlers 12+  ….  mostly Gr. 7 – 12 students but there are some exceptions.  We hope to form a team and 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.  The plan is to hold lessons on Friday, Februrary 16th from 9 – 10:30am as it is a Pro-D Day for teachers that day.
  • New Fall Session curlers may register until the end of October.  After that, curlers are encouraged to join in January with registration ending January 27th.
  • Registration and payment need to be completed on-line prior to any junior/teen 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.
  • If your child wishes to “try out” curling before committing to signing up for a full session, please leave a message for Rick Miller on the Club’s email or phone and he will get back to you to arrange this.
  • ALL curlers ages 12 and under MUST wear a helmet.  Hockey, skiing or biking helmets are all acceptable.
  • ALL NEW curlers, regardless of age, MUST wear a helmet until parents and coaches are confident of their safety while on the ice.
  • With the above noted, 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).
  • There are storage bins for Junior/Teen curlers at the club so that personal items like runners, gloves, helmets, extra clothing, etc can be left from week to week.
  • 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

  • Kidz Rockin –  Ages 9 – 11 year olds (born in 2012 – 2014).  Saturdays, 9am – 10:30am.
    • Fall SessionStarts on Saturday, October 21st and runs to Saturday, December 16th.  No curling on Saturday, November 11th.
      • Fall session is 8 weeks.
      • Fall session fee is $80 + tax +$10 CurlBC fee.
    • Winter SessionStarts on Saturday, January 6th and runs to Friday, February 16th.
      • No lessons on February 3rd or 17th.
      • Februray 16th lesson TBD – Pro-D-Day.
      • Winter session is 6 weeks.
      • Winter Session is $60 + tax.  Only new curlers pay the $10 CurlBC fee.
  • Tweens & TeensAges 12 – 17 year olds (born 2011 – 2004).   Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30am. 
    • Fall SessionStarts on Saturday, October 21st and runs to Saturday, December 16th.  No curling on Saturday, November 11th.
      • Fall session is 8 weeks.
      • Fall session fee is $80 + tax +$20 CurlBC fee.
    •  Winter SessionThe same as the Kidz Rocking session above.
      • No lessons on February 3rd or 17th.
      • Winter Session is $60 + 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 under 12 years of age MUST wear a helmet on the ice, and it is reccommended that all Junior and Teen curlers have some form of head protection on while curling.   So, along with clean indoor runners, warm & stretchy clothing, possibly some thin gloves, and your helmet, bring your enthusiasm!