Junior Curling Program
Parents will be asked to sign up to help on ice and to bring snacks. We will use an online signup app for this.
$40 for first year and $60 after that.
BEGINNERS: SATURDAYS 9:00 – 10:00 am
This level is primarily for youth ages 6 to 8. Most of these curlers will be new to curling or returning curlers who still need to work on skills. Curlers will learn basic delivery skills, ice safety, ice etiquette and sportsmanship.
INTERMEDIATE: SATURDAYS 10:00 – 11:00 am
This level is primarily for youth ages 8 to 10. The majority have learned the basic skills and are ready to put them to use. Sliding, balance, delivery, sweeping skills will be emphasized. As the season progresses students will play half sheet games and learn basic strategy. Some curlers may be moved up into the developmental group once they are able to consistently throw the stone to the other end with a balanced delivery.
DEVELOPMENTAL: SATURDAYS 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This level is for middle school curlers with limited experience. Time will be spent learning or perfecting deliveries, sweeping skills, strategy, etiquette, sportsmanship, and half-sheet and full sheet game play. As curlers improve, they may be moved up to the competitive group.
COMPETITIVE: SATURDAYS 12:00 – 2:00 pm
This level is for junior curlers who have developed their delivery and are ready to play more games, learn more strategy, and compete in bonspiels. Registration for this group will be based on last year’s skill level. The goal is for all curlers to compete in at least one junior bonspiel this year. Bonspiel dates will be available at sign-up. When ice is available, you are allowed to use Monday nights open ice to practice.
Parents with children who bonspiel outside of the PCC must take the Safe Sport Training. You will be provided with the training information.
We will continue to follow the COVID guidelines setup for the Portage School District practices and sporting events.