Opportunities to Learn

City View Curling Club is offering a half-season "Learn to Curl" Instructional league geared towards beginner-level curlers.  The league will run from October 18th until the end of December 2014 and is open to both men and women.
Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 11:45am to 1:45pm.  Players will be provided coaching and instruction for the first few weeks of the program, followed by practice games.  You do not require any equipment or previous curling experience in order to participate.  The total cost to join is $130 + HST.
To register, go here.  For more information, please contact Paul Hope at saturdaymixed@cityviewcurling.ca.

 

Curling Clubs are open to all, and offer instruction to new curlers to learn the game and to more experienced curlers to improve skills and strategy.

Leagues for brand new adult curlers planned for 2014-2015 at the following clubs:
 CITY VIEW CURLING CLUB
City View Curling Club is offering a half-season "Learn to Curl" Instructional league geared towards beginner-level curlers.  The league will run from October 18th until the end of December 2014 and is open to both men and women.
Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 11:45am to 1:45pm.  Players will be provided coaching and instruction for the first few weeks of the program, followed by practice games.  You do not require any equipment or previous curling experience in order to participate.  The total cost to join is $130 + HST.
To register, go here.  For more information, please contact Paul Hope at saturdaymixed@cityviewcurling.ca.

PEMBROKE CURLING CENTRE
A 12-week program, running on SUNDAY NIGHTS from 7pm to 9pm, starting October 19th.  Curlers will receive coaching from trained instructors.  Cost is $60, which includes use of PCC equipment. 
For more info, contact Rick or Margaret Lomore at 613-732-7168 or visit pembroke.ovca.com
WINCHESTER CURLING CLUB
Monday evenings at 7:00pm from October to December.  Cost is $150+tax, registration is September 9th and 11th at the Club.
For more info, contact Alison Summers at 613-774-2747 or visit winchester.ovca.com
RC NAVY CURLING CLUB
The Navy Curling Club, located on the banks of Dows Lake with plenty of parking, is offering a Novice (Beginner) Curling Program twice a week. This year, in addition to our popular Sunday afternoon session, the Navy Club will offer a Daytime Adult curlers session on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Our team of qualified coaches will work with participants throughout the season, teaching them all the aspects of curling. As the new curlers acquire knowledge and experience, they can also play in the club’s regular leagues at no additional charge.
If you are interested in the Sunday sessions, please forward your emails to: novice@navycurlingclub.com.
For more information on the Thursday Daytime Adult curlers session, please e-mail Nancy Morris at nancydmorris949@gmail.com.”
 
RA ROOKIE ROCKERS

Monday nights – starting this fall!

The RA Curling Club is pleased to announce our new learn-to-curl instructional league “Rookie Rockers”!  This is a whole new focus for curlers who wish to play in the evenings.  The instructional league will run on Monday nights starting early October. The program, built on the learn-to-curl program developed by the CCA, will be a practical learning process providing the novice curlers with direct experience.  You do not require any equipment or previous curling experience in order to participate.    Act soon.... as we only have room to accept 12 more Individuals into this league.

To details on the program, give Mark Fish call at 613-736-6237 or reach him by email at mfish@racentre.com  To register, contact the RA’s Member Services Group at 613-736-6224.   We Look forward to seeing you on the ice! 

MANOTICK CURLING CENTRE

This eight week program is aimed at people that have not curled before but would be interested in trying. It will cover all aspects of the game from technique and strategy to the physics of the sport.  The course will include the etiquette and the social side of curling. For $100 it is a great way to experience a quintessentially Canadian sport. At the end, there will be the possibility of rounding off the season by joining the Tue/Thu morning league or the Saturday evening league. A refund is possible, if after the first three weeks you decide curling isn't for you.  $100 for LEarn to curl only, $50 extra if signing up for a league after the Learn to Curl program.  Visit Manotick Registration

RocksRings 75x61If you're interested in promoting curling within your schools, check with Rocks & Rings. This initiative was supported by the OVCA during it's formative period - it now has strong support from Capital One, the CCA, Fuzion (Kobe Sportswear) and the Ontario Trillium Foundation in partnership with provincial curling associations including the Ontario Curling Association.
The Capital One Rocks & Rings program visits participating schools for a full school day. We take over the gym as classes take turns visiting for 40 minutes sessions of fun and instruction. - See more at: http://rocksandrings.com/program-overview/#sthash.zGLt0CmU.dpuf
The Capital One Rocks & Rings program visits participating schools for a full school day. We take over the gym as classes take turns visiting for 40 minutes sessions of fun and instruction. - See more at: http://rocksandrings.com/program-overview/#sthash.zGLt0CmU.dpuf
The Capital One Rocks & Rings program visits participating schools for a full school day. We take over the gym as classes take turns visiting for 40 minutes sessions of fun and instruction. - See more at: http://rocksandrings.com/program-overview/#sthash.zGLt0CmU.dpuf
The Capital One Rocks & Rings program visits participating schools for a full school day and take over the school's gym as classes take turns visiting for 40 minutes sessions of fun and instruction. Various drills, relays and team-building activities are used to introduce students to the sport of curling. It is a highly interactive program with the emphasis on fun! Unique indoor floor curling equipment is used to provide a true curling experience without requiring ice! For more information on the equipment used in the program, please go here.
 
floorcurl75x69FloorCurl is the equipment of choice for the Capital One Rocks & Rings program which will visits almost 1,000 schools across Canada and the US every year! This equipment is perfect for senior centres as it promotes flexibility, increased range of motion. Pusher sticks allow seniors to easily deliver the FloorCurl stones without bending. And FloorCurl equipment has been specially designed to allow participants of all abilities to compete on a level playing field.
 
 
Commencing in the Fall of 2014 (subject to AGM approval), the OVCA will provide financial support ($500) for OVCA clubs towards the development of adult Learn- to-Curl programs often referred to as Getting Started Leagues or Rookie Leagues. In addition to the financial support, the OVCA in partnership with the Canadian Curling Association will offer a one-day Instructor Training in early September for clubs hosting Learn-to-Curl programs. Competition of the course is a prerequisite for the funding. Details of the location and date of the course will be published at a later date.
To summarize, the OVCA proposes to engage in a two year plan, commencing June 1, 2014 and ending in May 31, 2016 expending up to $8,000 ( proposed budget per year) to assist OVCA member clubs in developing and promoting of adult learn- to- curl programs. Clubs are eligible for $500 per year for a maximum of $1000 per club ending in 2016. The proposed budget is allocated as follows: $7500 for funding to clubs ($500 per club x 15 clubs) and $500 for promotional material (advertising and miscellaneous materials). The OVCA will endeavor to find a sponsor for the program to help offset the cost of the program.

Should demand exceed the budget, the OVCA Board of Directors will make a decision as to increase the budget or look at other alternatives. Applications will be processed on a first come first served basis. Clubs must reapply at the end of the season for funding for the next season and submitting a written report of the previous year’s activities related to this program. Continued funding shall not be considered automatic.
The following conditions apply:

  • The adult development program must be at least twelve (12) weeks in continuous duration;
  • A plan must exist to incorporate the new curlers into club leagues;
  • The member club must be in good standing with the OVCA;
  • The club participates in the Getting Started in Curling Instructor program offered by the OVCA and CCA;
  • The request must be in writing to the Ottawa Valley Curling Association attention the Director of Development with the application form (at the end of this document)
  • The club will ensure the OVCA visibility; the OVCA logo will be provided by the OVCA;
  • The OVCA has sufficient funds available and
  • The club will provide a written report to Jim Inch, Development Director by May 31 of the funding year, highlighting results and lessons learned.

Instructor training: OVCA will work with the CCA in developing and hosting a training program for club instructors. This will ensure the training is consistent and meets standards established by the CCA. The training will be offered at no cost to the clubs, meals and incidentals will be at the cost of the participants.

The policy, including how to apply can be found here.