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Youth Club

Take part in a beginner-friendly, dynamic learning experience including weekly lessons and game-time. This program runs on Wednesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  All participants will work towards through the Little Rock and Skills Awards program - depending on age and previous experience. Open to ages 6-18.  We have experienced curlers and coaches who bring their knowledge to the ice and offer weekly lessons in a safe, fun and social environment.

Curler’s choice of season (2021/22):

  • Fall Season: October 20 - December 15
  • Winter Season: January 5 - March 2
  • Full Season: October 20 - March 2

Membership and Fees: Click here. To be updated for 2021/22

Program Description:

We follow the OCA Skill Awards program, a curling skills program developed by the Ontario Curling Association, and one that is used across Canada. Each curler receives a booklet outlining the set of skills to learn to earn a badge signifying that they have mastered that level of the program. The skills awards are applicable to all ages of youth, and the material fees are included in your registration fee. 

The program includes six levels: Little Rock, Red Challenge, Blue Challenge, Bronze Bar, Silver Medallion, and Gold Star. We focus on the Little Rock program when new curlers, and will introduce the red challenge and more for those who move onto the next level.  For curlers that are new to the Club but perhaps have some curling experience, we'll start with the Red Challenge and move on from there. Wherever a curler leaves off at the end of the season, that is where will we pick back up next time we are on the ice together.

The skills outlined in the Skill Awards program are identical to those skills that are practiced in practices on Wednesdays, in bonspiels if we have curlers who want to put a team together, and exhibition games. (We hope to organize one at the end of the season with the Canmore GCC's Youth Club).

Learning throughout the skill awards program, and graduating from different levels (each at their own pace) is an excellent achievement that every curler should be proud of.  At the end of each season we will award crests and personalized certificates for those who have graduated levels. It is an enjoyable event where curlers can show their parents/guardians' how to throw rocks at houses, and enjoy snacks and social time afterward.

What to bring:

Warm clothing, clean running shoes, mits and a toque are also a good idea. For curlers 12 years and under: must be accommpanied by an adult, and must provide and wear their own helmet. 

 


Upcoming Events

15 Sep 2021;
12:00AM
Ice Installation
30 Sep 2021;
12:00AM
Qualico Mixed Doubles Classic
04 Oct 2021;
12:00AM
BCC Open House
29 Oct 2021;
12:00AM
U15 & U18 Halloween Spiel
26 Nov 2021;
12:00AM
Ladies Bonspiel

League Schedules

League schedules, teams and results can all be found in the members section of the website once you LOGIN.

Contact Us At ...

Fenlands Recreation Center
100 Norquay Road
Banff, AB    T1L 1A1

403.762.5144

 

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About The Club

Banff Curling Club has its home in the Fenlands Recreation Centre nestled in beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada.   The Club boasts a membership who compete, have fun and rock out to some groovy tunes every week!  We are also proud hosts of several exciting bonspiels and special events that draw crowds from Canada, the US, and worldwide.