It’s almost time to curl here at the Cornwall Curling Club! We welcome new members, from those who have never curled before, to experienced curlers who are looking to join our vibrant Club here in our modern facility at the Cornwall Civic Centre. We welcome members from all over PEI, not just from the Cornwall area, and, although we emphasize the recreational aspects of curling, have also had teams and curlers who have won Provincial, Canadian, and even World titles.
Curling starts Oct. 15
Icemaking will begin on the 1st of October, with ice available for use on Monday, October 15. Our very popular daytime “Drop In” curling from 10 am to noon Monday through Friday will begin at that time, with teams made up each day from the players who are there. Both members and walk-on “pay per play” curlers are welcome, with walk-on rates of $10 per game, or 10 game passes for $80.
Free Learn to Curl Oct. 15, 16, 17
Also starting on Oct. 15 and continuing for three evenings will be our FREE, no-obligation adult Learn to Curl sessions. Curlers can come any one, two, or all three nights – there will be both new and continuing classes each evening. Wear loose or stretchy pants and a light jacket, and bring clean sneakers — everything else is provided. These evening sessions are for adult curlers, with younger curlers receiving instruction in our Junior Instructional Program, with a money back guarantee for juniors who try it but choose not to continue after a few weeks.
League Play – including new Mixed Doubles League, and new Seniors Learn to Curl
Our evening league play begins Sunday Oct. 21st, with individual entry mixed curling, where new teams are made up every seven weeks, taking place Monday and Thursday evenings, semi-competitive team curling available in our Wednesday evening Ladder League, and our competitive team curling league going Tuesday evenings.
New on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8, and scheduled to start on Oct. 21 will be a league for the new Olympic sport of Mixed Doubles curling.
Seniors Learn to Curl
Also new this season, in conjunction with Curl PEI, will be a ten-week Seniors Learn to Curl Program on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30-2:30. This is planned to start on October 23. Although the primary target is seniors, any adult available on Tuesday afternoons is welcome. Fee is $100 for the 10 weeks.
Junior curling program
Our Junior Instructional Program begins on Oct. 28, running on Sundays from 1-2 pm for Little Rockers (age 6-7), and 2-3 pm for Novice (age 8-12), as well as on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm for Novice. Juniors (13-20) who have completed the instructional program are invited to schedule team practices Monday to Friday after school.
We are PEI’s most active Stick Curling facility, and have even hosted and won the Canadian Championship. In fact, we’re hosting the Maritime and the Canadian Stick Championships this season! Stick curling is a two-person sport, with similarities to Mixed Doubles, and can be played by anyone, including those with mobility challenges, as you use a delivery stick from a standing position instead of a traditional hack delivery. We have even had wheelchair curlers play in Stick events here – our facility is accessible right down to the ice level. Stick curling goes weekday afternoons except for Wednesday, from 12:30 to 2:30. Stick curlers are also welcome to participate in our regular leagues and bonspiels.
Info on Registration, Rates, etc. coming soon!
Stay tuned for information on Registration, including our new Online Registration and Payment System, our low Membership Rates (hint: they’re unchanged from last year!), our schedule of Bonspiels and Events, our Commercial League, our Board of Directors and Executive, and more details on our Curling Lessons and other events, as they approach.
Stick with us, and find out why we should be your curling club! And, if you’re a returning member, welcome back! You can find us online at CornwallCurling.com, and on Facebook and Twitter @cornwallcurling.