Opportunities to Learn
Leagues for brand new adult curlers planned for 2014-2015 at the following clubs (other clubs may have LTC leagues that they haven't shared with us - contact your closest club to confirm):
PEMBROKE CURLING CENTRE
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 email@example.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
RICHMOND CURLING CLUB
The course will run each Sunday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for twelve sessions tentatively between October 19th andFeb 1st. The cost of the course will be $150.00. Following the course, if the participants wish to join a league and space is available, there will be a fee of $150.00 for the second half of the curling season. Note that up-front payment for LTC course and second half of the season in October will cost $275.00,
This twelve week Learn to Curl (LTC) program is aimed at people that have not curled before but would be interested in trying the sport and also novice curlers who would like to increase their curling skill and knowledge. For more details please contact the Richmond Curling Club, 613-838-5244 or visit us at our Richmond LTC page or visit us in person at our registration Friday Sep 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. or Saturday Sep 27, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
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.