From Little Rockers to World Champions, the Cornwall Curling Club has a junior program for everyone! We have Little Rocker and Novice instructional programs starting at age six, up through our Under 21 Junior team curlers. One of our U21 members last season, Lauren Lenentine, skipped a Cornwall team to our provincial championship and later joined the Kaitlyn Jones rink from Halifax for the Worlds last spring, with the team winning the World Championship. She is curling with them in Halifax this season. In addition to the U21 girls’, Cornwall members were also the U13 B division winners, as well as the U16 and U18 boys and girls champions last season Cornwall junior member Lauren Ferguson was also one half of the provincial Mixed Doubles team. Three of the four finalist teams for the Canada Games, who will be playing off for the final boys and girls spots here in Cornwall in December are from Cornwall or have Cornwall members.
Left photo: Paula Ling helps out Little Rocker age curler (Craig Mackie Photo).
Right photo: Lauren Lenentine of Team Canada with her Gold Medal and the trophy from the World Junior Curling Championships
Our Little Rock (age 6-7) and Novice (age 8-12) Instructional Programs begin Sunday, Oct. 28. Experienced Junior teams who don’t take instructional programs and book practice weekdays after school can begin on October 15.
The instructional curling program is divided into two sessions, before and after the Christmas break, and you can sign up for one or both. Junior curling wraps up just before March Break
All curlers are encouraged to register online at any time at CornwallCurling.com/registration. In-house registration is available as well. Returning Junior Plus members may register in-house on October 10th at the Club from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Other new and returning Little Rock, Novice and Junior curlers (and new entries into the Junior Plus) can register in-house on Oct. 15th and 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Little Rockers go Sunday afternoons from 1-2.
Novice curl Sunday afternoons from 2 to 3, PLUS Tuesday from 5 to 6 pm
Junior team practice times: Please see the manager and book times for the season. Teams get two practice slots per week between 3:30 and either 5:30 or 6 pm Monday through Friday.
There is also a Saturday morning Under 16 junior team league, running selected dates. Teams from other clubs are welcome to join this league as well.
- Little Rockers (ages 6-7): One session Oct-Dec or Jan-Mar $55. For both sessions: $95
- Novice (8-12) & Juniors (13-20) $140 (two days per week)
- Junior, plus one evening draw $250
- Junior Development League (7 weeks) $40
Junior “walk on” fee (for non-members when space available) is $5 per game, HST included.
Locker Rentals (may be shared) are $30 for the season. There may be a waiting list.
There are a number of Provincial Championships available for Junior curlers to compete in each season, in the Under 13, Under 16, Under 18 and Under 21 (Juniors) age categories. There is also a less competitive Jamboree Day with fun activities. The U13 teams can be any combination of male and female while the others have separate male and female divisions. Teams require a chaperone or coach for provincial competitions Visit PEICurling.com for specific requirements.and championship schedules.
At the Cornwall Curling Curling Club anyone under 12, as well as everyone in the instructional program, is required to wear a helmet. Any helmet – bicycle, hockey, etc. is acceptable.