It’s hard to believe we are ready to start our 4th Junior and Little Rock Curling season since we revived our kids curling program in 2014. Last year we had 23 kids (age 7 to 13) signed up with regular weekly participation averaging 18 kids per session.
Over half of them were successful in moving up to playing with the Big Rocks. Therefore, this season we will be offering curling to both little rockers (who play with the half size 20 lb little rocks) and Juniors up to age 19 who play with the full size rocks. Typically Little Rockers are age 7 to 11 and then they move up to Big Rocks, but some 10 and 11 year olds will be capable of playing with the big rocks.
The program takes place on Tuesdays after school from 4:00- 5:15 pm with coaching and supervision provided. Depending on numbers, we may need more supervision help (you need not be a curler to supervise) so if you are interested, please let us know.
The coaching team will be led by Head Coach, Chris Knight, and if you have any questions about the program please contact him at [email protected] or 613-584-2888. The start date for the 2017-18 season will be announced once the ice is ready.
Last year’s program was highlighted by a trip to the Brier in Ottawa for more than half the participants. This year we are planning to get the participants more involved in playing games and participating in games and competitions with other clubs in the valley.
The emphasis of the program is on learning the skills and etiquette of curling and having fun in participating in the only sport where Canada has reigning male and female gold medal champions.