Qualicum & District Curling Club is committed to providing curling education and instruction to all levels of curlers.
Curling Clinics – Novice (September 24, 25 & 27) – see the home page for more info. about registration
Junior Curling – Thursdays
High School Program – exact days to be determined
Skills Improvement – Saturdays
Reading the ice
Release of the rock/delivery
Executing key shots
Stick curling release
View the Leagues page to register or for more information.
The Club believes that by educating and training members, we can excel as a learning centre for new curlers. With the help of careful financial planning and local sponsors, we have been able to provide scholarships for members interested in developing their skills as curlers and teachers.
Qualicum & District Curling Club is the place to come to learn to curl!
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REALLY Basic Curling Strategy
Six key decision factors on each shot:
Big or small margin
Who has the hammer?
What end is it?
Early or late in the game
Your team’s skill?
Things change during a game
Watch each shot they make
Look for runs, falls, condition of the pebble, temperature
Two distinctive styles of play
Aggressive or Offensive Style
More rocks in play
Finesse shots – guards, come around, tap back, freeze
designed to score more than one point
or hold opponent to one point
Defensive or Conservative Style
Reduces the number of rocks in play
Take outs, hit and roll
Keeps the front of the house as open as possible
designed to keep the game close or hold a lead
or force the opponent to one point
Ahead – throw into the house
Behind – throw guards
Yes – throw in the center
No – throw to the sides
You have the hammer advantage, and you want rocks in play. Use the 4 guard rule to your advantage and keep the center open. As play progresses, you may have center ice opportunities as the opposition tries to steal the end.
Establish your centerline guards so you can get rocks in play behind the guards. Closer to the rings is better as the opposition will be faced with a difficult come around shot to move your rocks,
Keep the center ice open
Qualicum & District Curling Club
644 Memorial Ave Qualicum Beach,
V9K 1L8 Canada
Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tues 11:00 am - 2:00 pm & 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Wed 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thurs 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri, Sat & Sun. Closed
Email manager@ qualicumcurling.ca