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Youth Club

2021-22 FREE for Youth 

** This program is now full. Contact us to be put on our waitlist **

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. We follow the Little Rock and Skills Award Program where players have weekly lessons and activitise every week with the goal of graduating to the next level at the end of the season.  If not, that's OK!  The point is to have fun and learn something new. :). We have experienced curlers and coaches who bring their knowledge to the ice in a safe, fun and social environment. Learn more about the program below. 

Open to youth aged 6+. Curious about age suitability? Contact us!

“I like that your arms get way strong from pushing the rocks. It makes me feel more strong after I play it. I have fun and I want to play again”. - E.M., Youth Club member

Season Dates: 

  • Oct. 20 - Dec. 15 - No curling on Nov 11
  • Jan. 5 - Mar. 2

Membership and Fees: 

2021-22 program fee: Free-of-charge thanks to the BCC and various fundraising efforts over the years
BCC Membership: $25 to cover participant insurance, Curling Canada and Curling Alberta membership fees, and contribute to the season-end pizza party! Equipment rental also included.

What to Bring:

Warm clothing, clean running shoes, mits and a toque, and a sense of adventure! Curlers aged 12 and under must be accommpanied by an adult, and must provide and wear their own helmet.  As per the Government of Alberta's Restriction Exemption Program any individuals aged 12+ are required to provide proof of vaccination obtained at least 14 days prior to attending the facility, a negative test result within 72 hours of attending the facility. If aged 18+, personal identification upon arrival at the Fenlands Recreation Centre to access the BCC.  This is required for ages 12+ since we presume that they will not only be accessing the playing field, but also accessing common/public spaces such as restrooms, Oh Bento & Pizza, and other common areas while in the facility.

Parents, want to get involved?

Are you a parent/guardian or simply someone with an interest in curling and who wants to get involved with Youth Club?  We are looking for assistant instructors (paid positions) to help guide our Youth Club members through their program.  We have coach's binders and program materials available which are easy to follow along week-to-week.  Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To apply/sign-up, click here.

Youth Club 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.


Upcoming Events

02 Dec 2021;
06:15PM - 10:45PM
Blue Run Thursday League - Fall
06 Dec 2021;
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Learn 2 Curl Public Night
06 Dec 2021;
06:15PM - 10:45PM
Black Diamond Monday League
08 Dec 2021;
05:30PM - 06:30PM
Youth Club: Ready to Rock
08 Dec 2021;
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Learn 2 Play - S02

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 offers an inclusive, accessible and safe environment to learn a new sport and meet people from near and far. We are nestled in the hear of Banff National Park, Treaty 7 Territory, and proud hosts of weekly leagues, public programs, bonspiels and world-class events.
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