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 by the end of September, with ice available for use on Tuesday, October 15. Our very popular daytime “Drop In” curling from 10 am to noon Monday through Friday (Wednesday will be subject to available sheets when out team league gets going) 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. Junior walk-on rates are $5 per game/ HST is included in walk-on rates.
Free Learn to Curl Oct. 15, 16, 17
Starting on Tuesday Oct. 15 beginning at 6:30 pm 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 begins Oct. 20 or Oct. 21
Our evening league play begins, if the curlers choose, with our Mixed Doubles league on Sunday Oct. 20th from 6:30 to 8 pm. The league may also wait until October 27 to begin. Anyone wanting to play should register and indicate which start date they prefer. Most of our other leagues will start beginning the week of Monday Oct. 21. The Daytime league starts later, with the date to be determined.
Individual entry mixed curling, where new teams are made up every seven weeks, takes place Monday and Thursday evenings, semi-competitive team curling is available with our Wednesday evening Ladder League, and our competitive team curling league goes on Tuesday evenings. Weekday draw times are at 6:30 and 8:30 pm. We also have a “Commercial League” on Mondays at 8:30 pm, where a fixed membership fee is paid for the year, and teams can use different players each week if they want, to accommodate work schedules, etc.
Junior curling program starts Oct. 27, preceded by a Fun Day on the 20th
Our Junior Instructional Program kicks off with our FREE Intro to Curling Fun Day for ages 5-12 on Oct. 20 from 1-3 pm. Our regular instruction starts October 27, and will run on Sundays from 1-2 pm for Little Rockers (age 6-7), and from 2-3 pm for Novice (age 8-12), as well as on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm for Novice. Please arrive 15 minutes early to warm up. Juniors curlers (age 13-20) who have completed the instructional program are invited to schedule team practices Monday to Friday after school.
Junior Development League on Saturday Mornings
We will be continuing with our Under 16 Junior Development League on selected Saturday mornings. If you know of any teams for Cornwall or other clubs that are interested, please have them email Kellie-Lynn Younker, Junior Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are PEI’s most active Stick Curling facility and last season we hosted both the Maritime and the Canadian Stick Championships. 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 Wednesdays when the Daytime Team League is running. from 12:30 to 2:30. Stick curlers are also welcome to participate in our regular leagues and bonspiels, and in most provincial championships.
Info on Registration, Rates, etc. coming soon!
Stay tuned for information on Registration, including our Online Registration and Payment System, which opens October 7, our low Membership Rates, our schedule of Bonspiels and Events, our Commercial League, and more details on our Curling Lessons and other events, as they approach. We will also update you on changes to our 50X50 draw!
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.