WELCOME TO OUR YOUTH PROGRAM!
Our programs teach young curlers the rules of curling, along with techniques, in a safe and fun environment. Each program is instructed by coaches and offer both non-competitive and competitive opportunities for all curlers. We are always accepting new curlers. Come out for a rocking time!
For those interested in coaching, please visit the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) website.
6-12 years - Sunday 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
It’s all about having fun and meeting new friends while learning the fundamentals of curling. No experience is necessary and the skill award program is used. The Pembroke Curling Centre supplies the brooms and the sliders.
Curlers must bring clean running shoes to wear on the ice - we need to keep the ice free of debris!
Curling Canada has recommendations for helmet use. Please read more about their helmet recommendations here. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under the age of 12 and must be CSA-approved.
Following the lessons, hot chocolate and a snack are provided. Parents are encouraged to participate by providing peanut free snacks throughout the season.
13-18 years - Sunday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
It’s all about having fun and meeting new friends while fine tuning the techniques and learning the strategy of the game. The Pembroke Curling Centre supplies the brooms and the sliders.
Under Rowan’s Law, the Pembroke Curling Centre will ask you to confirm that you reviewed one of the Concussion Awareness Resources in this website (below) before you can register/participate in a sport.
Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion, but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.
The Rowan’s Law concussion awareness rules came into effect on July 1, 2019. After that date, sport organization must not register athletes under 26 years of age into a sport activity unless they, as well as their parent (for athletes under 18), provide confirmation that they have reviewed one of the Concussion Awareness Resources within the previous twelve months. Sport organizations must also not allow coaches, team trainers and officials to serve as a coach, team trainer or official for or in respect of the sport organization unless they provide confirmation that they have reviewed one of the Concussion Awareness Resources. Confirmation of review will be kept on file and this procedure followed every year.
These resources will help you learn more about concussions so you can keep yourself and others active and safe — whether you’re an athlete, student, parent, coach, official or educator.
We ask that you review the resource(s) which applies to the age of the athlete:
Ages 10 and Under:
Ages 15 and Up: