Oshawa Curling Club

Little Rocks

Little Rocks meet every Sunday at Oshawa Curling Club from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Typically, we gather upstairs for announcements and instruction before heading to the ice.

Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of start time!!

Contact email:  littlerocks@oshawacurlingclub.com 

or

occlittlerocks@gmail.com

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Oshawa Curling Club Little Rocks program offers curling instruction for children who range in age from 7 to 12  (as of Dec 31).  Our Little Rock curlers use "Lite" rocks that are made of teflon and weigh only 22 pounds.  The curling season runs for more than 20 weeks from October through to April and is probably the most inexpensive sport there is for a child!  A season of curling will cost less than $200 per child!
 
The focus is on Fun, Friendship, Etiquette, and Safety while learning curling skills that will last a lifetime. Children are encouraged to stay after curling for a cup of hot chocolate with their teammates!
 
Parents play a very important role in their child's curling experience and we stress that it is important for a parent or guardian to remain at the club during the curling lessons to provide support and encouragement and to learn about the game of curling.  We encourage parents to help out on the ice or with our program's administration , regardless of their knowledge or experience with the sport. 
 
To learn more so parents can help their child when they have questions, the Canadian Curling Association has some great information about curling:
 
http://www.curling.ca/about-the-sport-of-curling/
http://www.curling.ca/about-the-sport-of-curling/getting-started-in-curling/getting-started-in-curling-for-adults/
 
 
 
What to Wear/What to Bring to Little Rocks:  
  • Children should BRING a clean pair of running shoes they can dedicate to curling for the season.  We need to keep our ice CLEAN and SALT-FREE.
  • For safety on the ice, we require that curlers purchase a pair of grippers (also called anti-sliders) to fit their child's dedicated running shoes.  Cost is approximately $35.00.  Curlers are not allowed on the ice without 2 grippers!! 
  • Curlers should dress in layered clothing that allows them to be active and to be able to stretch. 
  • It is also important for curlers to stay warm while on the ice for at least an hour. Gloves and toques should be worn, if desired.
 
Returning curlers aer reminded to check their current set of grippers to ensure they fit and are not worn out. Remember that it is important to keep our ice clean.
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Langford - Little Rock Coordinator
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