The goal of the Portage Curling Club Youth Program is to introduce the sport of curling to local youth ages six and up. Our points of emphasis include: Ice Safety, Curling Basics, On and Off Ice Etiquette, Basic Strategy, and Sportsmanship. No experience is required. The program is intended to be instructional and recreational in nature.
You MUST carry in clean shoes to wear on the ice. Special curling shoes are not necessary, regular tennis shoes are OK, but they cannot be worn for anything other then curling, not even for going home from the club. Even the smallest granules of sand, soil, or other debris carried onto the playing surface destroys the ice and consequently the game.
Juniors Program for 2012-2013:
Saturdays 9:00-9:30 This level is for youth that have never curled before. Points of emphasis include ice safety, curling basics, on & off the ice etiquette and sportsmanship.
Saturdays 9:45-10:30 This level is for youth curlers that have been taught the basic skills and are ready to put them to use. Sliding, balance, delivery, sweeping skills and basic strategy will be the focus.
Saturdays 11:00-12:00 This level is for youth curlers that are ready to put all of their skills to work in game play as well as learn basic strategies of the game.
Competitive: (Jim Schlimovitz)
Sundays 4:00-5:30 This level is for youth curlers that are ready to play more games, learn more strategies and compete in bonspiels.
Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00-1:00 P.M.
Cost per child: $25.00 (paid at registration)
In an effort to balance out the size of the groups and place the kids at the appropriate skill level, if possible we would like the kids to be prepared to throw a few stones at registration.
Saturday Junior Curling starts December 8, 2012