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Curling Lessons & League


THIS is the winter that you will finally learn to curl!

SAFE RETURN TO PLAY
WINTER 2021 League Details:
REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for WINTER 2021 leagues is JANUARY 4, 2021!

Payment must be received in full by the deadline to secure a spot in the league/program of your choice!

Safe Return to Play

Current government mandates require that team sport leagues not exceed a MAXIMUM OF 50 PARTICIPANTS. This program will have a maximum of 24 participants (6 teams).

All participants must review and sign the STCC COVID Compliance and Release of Liability Forms before playing.

All players must arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to start time and be ready to play. No loitering in the clubhouse.

All participants are asked to come dressed to play (aside from boots and coat) and bring their own personal equipment (broom, slider, gripper) if possible. Borrowed equipment from FCSSC is possible if organized well-before league start but is very limited and not recommended due to COVID.

Rocks will be sanitized before & after every draw.

All players must follow entry/exit signage at STCC and immediately access sanitizer from the facility or Game Coordinator on arrival and before departure.

STCC is using the Curling Ontario Contact Tracing App. Players are asked to sign up & use the app upon entry each week to speed up check in process.

All participants must attempt to stay 6 feet apart at all times when not sweeping.

All participants must wear a face mask upon arrival, while in the lounge and during departure from the rink. Masks may be removed during game play or while consuming a beverage.

The on-site Game Coordinator will have additional hand sanitizer and equipment disinfecting spray available. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own and use regularly between ends.

All other Safe Return to Play Guidelines must also be followed. Please read.

What to Expect This is the MOST COMPREHENSIVE learn to curl program around. Developed especially for FCSSC by champion curler, Joanne Curtis, this is the winter that you really will learn to curl!
Week 1: Introduction to Curling (2 hours)
The game, etiquette, safety on the ice, sliding, sweeping, & scoring
Week 2: Coming Out of the Hack - Part 1 (2 hours)
Lines of deliver, turns & releases, advancing your slide.
Week 3: Coming out of the Hack - Part 2 (2 hours)
Weight control & judgement, more sliding & sweeping.
Week 4: Strategy (2 hours)
5-Rock Rule, basic strategy for the win!
Week 5: Game time!
6-end game with on-ice coaching for skill & technique
Weeks 6-10: Hat League Play
Participants will be assigned to a different team each week and will practice playing a specific position on the team. Have fun playing with all of your new curling friends, and practice everything that you've learned.
Instructor Joanne Curtis has been curling for 26 years. She is a graduate of the Outdoor Education program at Brock University, where she was a varsity curler and skipped the Women's Team of the Year. Joanne is a CIS Silver Medalist, a Women's Provincial Champion, and a Scotties Tournament of Hearts Finalist. We're very fortunate to have this time to spend with Joanne, while she practices & prepares for her post-COVID competition schedule to resume.

League Dates

SUNDAYS
Starts: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Ends: Sunday, March 21, 2020 
All games will be played on Sunday*.
No games on February 14 (Family Day Long Weekend)

*There is no make-up date for this league.

Total Weeks

10 weeks

Game Times

Lessons & League play will both start at 2pm. All sessions, lessons and league play, will be 120 mins (2 hours).  

Price

Individual: $260

More Details

Click the SPORT INFO, RULES & LOCATION tabs (scroll up!) for many more details about this league/program, including equipment requirements and play spaces.

Proof of Paid Registration Required to Activate Coupon In Store.
Goldline Curling is located at 561 Southdale Rd E, London. www.goldlinecurling.com

 

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Sport Info

Spirit of the League

This program is all-welcome, all-for-fun. Best suited for players who are new to the game and/or have been away from the rink for a long time. Please review FCSSC's Conduct Policy before registering.

Number of People on Ice

Minimum 12 people needed to run the program. Maximum 24 participants.

Equipment

STCC will supply rocks. Because of COVID-19, players are asked to bring their own brooms, sliders, grippers. Should you need to borrow a broom or slider, please pre-arrange this with FCSSC. We will do our best to help but no guarantees. 

*Sliders are optional.* Lots of players who are new to the sport prefer NOT to use a slider. The slider makes the ice even more slippery (a benefit when exiting the hack, throwing the stone).

Age & Waivers All players MUST be 19 years of age or older, no exceptions.
All players MUST sign a waiver before playing, no exceptions. Signing the waiver on-line is super easy, just follow the steps during registration & checkout.

Rules

               Curling Rules          

COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS IN EFFECT!

It is the responsibility of all players to read, understand and comply with the general rules & club policies as well as the sport specific rules. (Captains: please ensure all members of your roster review the following before participating):

Modified Score & Spirit Point Reporting
Leagues will be played “for fun” with no playoffs. Scores and standings will still appear on our website. The “Spirit Score” system for Teams is still in place to share recognition or concerns with us.  No prizing or trophies will be awarded.

About Spirit Points: Spirit points are awarded to a team from their opponent after each game to encourage sportsmanship, honesty, integrity and fair play.  Click for more information and how to properly award Spirit Points.

Location

As a COVID safety precaution the Highland Country Club and London Curling Club have chosen to not pursue or severely limit rental of their facilities in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 to community groups like FCSSC. This has created an extreme shortage of curling ice, and made us eternally grateful to those organizations that have welcomed FCSSC into their space.

HUGE THANK YOU to St. Thomas Curling Club, the play location for this league. (Approx 30min drive from downtown London)

Click to read all about the extensive COVID Safety protocols that STCC has put in place for the Fall and Winter season. Very impressive.