Learn To Curl Program – 2016
So you’re interested in Learning to Curl – Well, you’ve come to the right place!!!
Since 2013, we’ve successfully introduced over a 100 folks to the wonderful sport of curling. Getting started properly, on the right slider so to speak, is the key to having fun on the ice. Our program focuses on assisting each individual to progress at their own rate with the help of our team of 20 OCA trained volunteer coaches.
This program begins with a full day orientation and luncheon on Saturday October 26 and continues every Wednesday evening from 5:00pm (practice ice) to 7:30pm. We use a variety of videos, activities and games to keep the sessions fun and interesting. On ice sessions will focus on:
- developing balance on the ice
- delivery using a broom, stabilizer and stick
- sweeping techniques
- judging weight and line
- game strategy
The ice will be available for practice and remediation with coaches each week at 5:00. Those interested may enjoy a special weekly feature or order from our Bistro menu, prior to taking the ice at 6:00. While on ice, participants will work with our coaches at a 4:1 ratio. Last year we introduced video analysis to the program and will do so again this year.
Following each session, curlers may relax and socialize in the lounge, and, space permitting, those interested may join the curlers in our Novice League which runs on Wednesday evenings, as well.
A fun spiel and graduation celebration concludes the program in December. The program fee includes the opening luncheon, 2 grippers, use of the club brooms, stabilizers and sliders and a banquet dinner and prizes at the concluding fun spiel.
We hope you’ll decide to give curling a shot and let us help you develop the skills you need to enjoy the game.
Please CLICK HERE to access our Learn to Curl Program Registration Form.
This is an online fillable form that can be returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 705-743-2461. If you are interested in this program and would like to register we ask that you please do so prior to the beginning of the program on October 7th so we may have your name tag and package ready for you.
Evening Ladies Curling League
This league welcomes curlers of all levels who are available on Tuesdays from 6 – 8pm. Players are placed on teams by the convenors. We currently have 3 draws of approximately 6 weeks. If you wish to curl but don’t want to be on a regular team you can join and play as a spare on a regular or part-time basis.
It's a great chance to socialize at the end of the busy day!
Tuesday – 6:00 pm
Day Ladies Curling League
Ladies enter individually and are drawn on a team for each series. Participation in the Ladies Interclub Leads & Seconds, and Ladies League is offered to those Curlers in additional regular Club play.
Monday – 9:30 am & 1:00 pm
Thursday – 8:30 am & 11:00 am
Sr. Men’s Curling League
Teams are drawn from those present on a daily basis allowing each curler to curl as much, or as little, as he wants. Participation in the Kawartha Senior Interclub Curling League is offered to those Curlers in addition to regular Club play.
Tuesday - 10:30am & 1:30pm
Thursday – 1:30 pm
Men’s Night Curling League
The Men's League is a competitive league of 16 team entries. The curling season consists of a 20 game schedule starting in mid October and concludes with playoffs ending by the beginning of April. Draws are generally on Monday nights with occasional Tuesday nights scheduled as required to make up the 20 game schedule.
Monday – 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm
Mixed Curling League
Mixed curling is the largest and most active of all the curling sections at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club.
A non-competitive league open to singles and couples of any skill level.
Highlights of the Mixed Season include
- The ’Turkey Spiel’, a very popular event happens just before the Christmas break, and offers a truly seasonal event.
- The 'Mixed Closing' event at the end of the season is a memorable ending to the curling season.
Friday - 3:15 pm, 5:30 pm & 7:45 pm
Teams are drawn from those present on a weekly basis allowing each curler to curl as much, or as little, as you want. This is designed for minimal to moderate skilled curlers and to those who participated in our 'Learn to Curl' program to continue league play. A number of coaches will be available each week to assist in skills analysis, targeted remediation and stategy. Bonspiel opportunities with other area Novice Leagues and clinics may be offered as the season progresses.
Wednesday - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NOTE: Some leagues may charge an additional fee for bonspiels and prizes.