Huntley Curling Club is proud to offer young curlers the opportunity to learn and experience the game. The Huntley Junior program offers instruction based on the Ontario Curling Skill Awards program to teach, validate and reward our curlers as they learn the basic skills through to the more advanced aspects of the game. Our primary focus is to have fun, teach age-appropriate skills as well as sportsmanship for all levels of junior curlers from ages 8 to 20. For those young curlers interested in pursuing the competitive stream, we also offer coaching and additional ice time for practices.
U13 Learn to Curl – “new” curlers only (ages 8-12)
Starting in January 2020, our U13 “Learn to Curl” Program is designed to introduce children to the sport of curling. Through our 9-week Learn to Curl program, on Sunday afternoon, curlers will learn the basics of the game with a huge emphasis on having fun. Our curriculum follows CurlON guidelines and we provide a low instructor to curler ratio. Curlers are encouraged to compete in our in-house bonspiel to finish their Learn to Curl program.
U13 Instructional Program – Little Rocks (ages 8-12)
Our U13-Little Rocks program is a great place for kids to continue to develop their skills, including delivery and balance, weight and line, sweeping, teamwork and strategy. The program places a huge emphasis on having fun and meeting new friends. This program runs on Sunday afternoons with curlers on the ice for a session that includes both instruction and gameplay. The curlers work towards skill-based badges by completing both on and off ice challenges. We encourage all of the curlers to play in inter-club bonspiels and friendlies that are offered throughout the area. We also have our own bonspiel for the curlers where we invite youth from other clubs to participate.
U15/U18/U21 Instructional Program – (ages 12-20)
This program (formally known as Bantam/Junior) runs on Sunday mornings with curlers divided into novice, intermediate and advanced/competitive groups, where they learn new skills and then hone their existing curling skills under the guidance and instruction of our certified coaches. The curlers spend about 30-40 minutes on drills to advance their curling skills and then the remaining time in a game to put into practice what they have learned. We encourage all of the curlers to play in inter-club bonspiels and friendlies that are offered throughout the area.
U21 Youth Open League – (ages 12-20)
This league is designed for curlers who want the opportunity to extend their curling skills through gameplay. Coaches provide guidance on fair play and sportsmanship, as well as strategy. This is not intended as an instructional league. The league games run on Friday afternoons at 4:45pm – 6:30pm from November through March. Curlers are encouraged to enter as a team, although individual curlers are welcome to register and will be placed on a team.
Huntley Youth Curling
If you are interested in signing up your child one of our junior programs please register online.
If you missed the registration date we can sometimes still accommodate late registrants, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntley Curling Club Youth Program is eligible for Jumpstart funding. Please go to http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en.html to get more information and apply on line. Jumpstart is a program that funds registration and equipment costs for youth (4 – 18) from families with limited financial resources.