Qualicum & District Curling Club believes in its juniors!
Along with our adult leagues, we understand the importance of a well established junior program. Educating and training our juniors is providing for the future of the sport. We have put a great deal of emphasis on training volunteers to teach curling in order that we can provide the most current methods and the highest level of quality education for all of our programs for novices and juniors. Many of our members have completed the Youth Coach program as well as various levels of Club Coach training through Curl BC.
For our 2020 program, we’re modifying the program to align with COVID-19 protocols. Here’s what you can expect:
- Maximum of 16 curlers in the program (coaches are comfortable with expanding their bubble by 16 at a safe distance) – this would use two sheets for game play and two for teaching and skill development.
- Program format to be more game based with some small group or individual teaching on the empty sheets of ice.
- Curlers are assigned to teams/pods of 3 or 4 to minimize exposure. These teams will play together until it is safe to make changes.
- Curlers to bring own equipment each day, and arrive dressed to curl – rental of broom/shoes/grippers for season is $50.00, and will be refunded upon return at the end of the season. Curlers bring their own helmets if possible.
- Each team/pod of 3 or 4 will be assigned a table in the lobby where they will change into curling gear and leave belongings.
- Masks to be worn in the lobby while entering/exiting and changing at tables. When kids are on ice, and in position to curl, they may choose to remove masks (all kids will be arriving at approximately the same time – 3:30 pm)
- No hand shaking to begin games – begin by saying “Good Curling”. Curlers who play third/vice-skip bring own coins to toss.
- Curlers bring their own water bottles as fountains will be closed.
- One person at a time in washrooms – hand washing mandatory.
- All curlers must acknowledge the Declaration of Compliance for COVID-19 protocols and use hand sanitizer when entering the club every Thursday (see General Guidelines on club home page).
- Parents to drop off and pick up in designated areas – no spectators permitted (this applies to all curling leagues).
We have put a great deal of emphasis on training volunteers to teach curling in order that we can provide the most current methods and the highest level of quality education for all of our programs for novices and juniors.
If your child would like to join the Junior Program, click here. If you have questions, click here to visit the League Representative page to connect with a coach.