Youth Curling

Perhaps the greatest part of the game of curling is that anyone of any age can learn the game and compete, including youngsters. The Manotick Curling Center boasts an active Youth program, which allows children and young adults from the ages of 7 to 20 to participate. Our primary focus is to have fun, and teach fundamental skills, good sportsmanship, fair play and respect for the game and other players. 

Our Youth Program offers instruction and competition for all levels of skill, using Canadian Coaching Association/Canadian Curling Association certified instructors. We feel very strongly that teaching the basics in a proper manner will allow beginning curlers to enjoy the game even more. Virtually all of Canada's greatest curlers began their careers in a Youth Program, but even if you want to join as a social player, learning the ropes properly will allow you to have even more fun. 

Participating in Bonspiels (tournaments) is another important and exciting part of our Youth Program. Young people enjoy competing against curlers of similar ability from other clubs throughout the Ottawa Valley. We have enjoyed tremendous success at many bonspiels, but more importantly, bonspiels are always a lot of fun.

Our program is broken down as follows:

Little Rocks 7 - 12 years 

The Little Rocks program runs each Sunday morning with two sessions.  Depending on the demand, we have the option to open a third session.  The times will be announced once we understand the registration numbers.  All sessions are identical.  The program runs from late October through the end of March.  The equipment required is a helmet or curling head gear and clean pair of indoor only, rubber-soled sneakers.  Special curling shoes are optional.  Each session contains a lesson and a game.  At the start of the season the lesson is longer and gets shorter during the year as their skills improve.  Following the lesson is a game in which teams are picked at random.  We encourage the youth, after a month or two of practice, to enter into spiels at other clubs to get a chance to get to know other youth curling and fully experience curling.  We facilitate the sign up and coordination of these teams. 

In late September the youth coordinator will contact all registered youth to ask for session preferences.  All attempts will be made to accommodate session preferences although no promises can be made.

Bantam 13 - 18 years

The Bantam program runs each Sunday with one session.  Depending on the demand, we have the option to open a second session.  The program runs from late October through the end of March.   At this level we are working on tuning/teaching skills which require proper equipment to achieve, so the equipment required for Bantams is a curling broom and curling shoes.

Youth Competitive

This membership is for competitive teams who want to use the club for training.  There will be practice ice availble for competitive teams.  We expect there will be ice for practice available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon as well as Saturday morning.  Exact days and times will be made available after the league schedules are finalized. 

Registration & Costs

To register for any of the Youth programs, the information for those who are current members and for new members is on the home page.

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Little Rock Program

 

Chris Innes

 

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613-220-7966

Bantam Program

 

Chris Innes

 

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