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Cornwall Curling Club Junior Program 2021-2022

From Little Rockers through to national and world-level competitors, 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.

Left photo: Paula Ling helps out Little Rocker age curler (Craig Mackie Photo).
Right photo: Former Cornwall junior Lauren Lenentine of Team Canada with her Gold Medal and the trophy from the World Junior Curling Championships. She subsequently won a second World Gold with Team Zacharias in Manitoba

Junior Curling information 

Includes:

1. “Little Rockers” / Ages 6 & 7 (some exceptions can be made for 5 year olds). Cost $95.00+hst for the season.

2. “ Novice Instructional” / Ages 8 to 12. Cost $140.00+hst for the season. 

3. “Junior Team Practice” / Ages 13 to 21 

Registration for all Junior Programming is as follows:

Returning Junior Programming Curlers”  will begin on Monday, September 27th at 9 am. Please register online at https://cornwall.curling.io/en/products , and select the program you are signing up for. 

* “New Junior Programming Curlers” will begin on Monday, October 4th at 9 am. Please register online at https://cornwall.curling.io/en/products , and select the program you are signing up for. 

Little Rockers: Cost $95.00+HST for season

The Little Rockers Program is a Junior Instructional Program for children ages 6-7. 

Programming begins on Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Programming plan to end on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

Sessions take place *Sundays 12:45pm – 2pm: (warm up 12:45pm-1pm, Curling Instruction 1pm-1:50pm/1:55pm, Cool Down 1:50/55pm -2pm).

 This program is lead by our Little Rocker and Novice Facilitator, along with our coaching team and volunteers. The program is a Cornwall Curling Club initiative that is guided by Curling Canada junior curling instructional programming. Children will learn ice safety, basic curling techniques, and some of the basic rules of curling. The objective is safety, fun, social interaction, an introduction to the game, and active and inclusive living! 

CSA-approved helmets are a mandatory part of this program. Our club abides by all recommendations from Curling Canada and Curl PEI for curler to instructor/supervision ratio. During the 2021-22 season we may be practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocols will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s) and ‘Return to Play’ policies. For more information on this, please inquire with our Club Manager.

 *A season schedule will be provided to families advising specific planned dates of curling sessions at the start of the season. Every attempt will be made to meet those dates. However, please note that when you purchase this product you are not solely purchasing “ice time”: Instruction could include on or off-ice instruction, video instruction, hand outs, emails, etc… The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events., without compensation. 

Please ensure you select this item under “product” when registering. 

Novice Instruction: Cost $140+hst for season

The Novice Instructional Program is a Junior Instructional Program for children ages 8 to 12.  

Programming begins on Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Programming plan to end on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

The Novice Instructional Program consists of TWO sessions per week. 

*Sundays 1:45pm-3pm (warm-up 1:45 to 2pm, Curling Instruction 2pm-2:50pm/2:55pm, cool down 2:50pm/2:55pm-3pm 

plus 

*Tuesdays 4:45pm to 6pm (warm-up 4:45pm-5pm, curling instruction 5pm-5:50pm/5:55pm, cool down 5:50pm/5:55pm to 6pm).

This program is lead by Junior Program Facilitator Kellie-Lynn Younker, along with her coaching team and volunteers. The program is a Cornwall Curling Club initiative that is guided from Curling Canada junior curling instructional programming. Children will learn ice safety, beginner and enhanced curling techniques, and the rules of curling. The objective of the program is safety, fun, social interaction, an introduction to the game, and active and inclusive living, and preparation for competitive play! Typically (although not always, depending on the Program Coordinator’s lesson plans): Sunday sessions consist of instruction time and learning new skills. Some or all of Tuesday’s instructional plans are often used for game experience or enhanced skills development. CSA-approved helmets are a mandatory part of this program. Our club abides by all recommendations from Curling Canada and Curl PEI for curler to instructor/supervision ratio.

 During the 2021-22 season we will be practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocols will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s) and ‘Return to Play’ policies. For more information on this, please inquire with the Club Manager.

 *A season schedule will be provided to families advising planned dates of curling sessions at the start of the season. Every attempt will be made to meet those dates. However, please note that when you purchase this product you are not solely purchasing “ice time”. Instruction could include on or off-ice instruction, video instruction, handouts, emails, etc… The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events, without compensation. Every effort possible will always be made to re-schedule any cancelled times due to club events.

Please ensure you select this item under “product” when registering. 

 
Junior Team Practice: Cost $140.00+HST per season

The Junior Team Practice Program is a Junior Instructional Program for children ages 8 to 12. This program requires all curling teams to recruit their own coaches/instructors. Teams will be assigned two days per week for their practice sessions. Each session is one hour each. The teams can be any combination of male and female 

Programming begins on Monday, October 11th, 2021

Programming plan to end on Thursday, March 31sr, 2022

“Junior Team Practice time is a part of our Junior Development Program. These are typically competitive teams, ages 13 -21 who use this time for practicing skill development and for coaching time. Teams will be assigned two days per week for their practice sessions. Each session is one hour each. Currently those days are Monday to Thursday (with exception of 5pm to 6pm on Tuesdays) , and ice times can be from 4pm to 5pm, OR 5pm to 6pm. (All junior curlers scheduled for 5pm start time, must be off the ice by 6pm). 

To Note: Returning teams will be offered their previous year’s practice time as a priority, and then *any open/available spots as next priority. (For more details/information on this policy, please see the Club Manager). New teams will then be assigned available practice times. The Program Coordinator will venture to work with the teams to accommodate schedules as much as possible, working with the Club Manager and Club schedule.

During the 2021-22 season we will practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocol will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s), and ‘Return to Play’ policies. For more information on this , please inquire with the League Draw Master or Club Manager. 

A season schedule (what days and times) will be provided to families advising specific days and times of curling sessions at the start of the season. Every attempt will be made to meet those weekly days and times. However, please note that when you purchase this product you are not solely purchasing “ice time”. It is a membership product. The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events, without compensation. Every effort possible will always be made to re-schedule any cancelled times due to club events. We will always give as much notice as possible. 

Our ice will be scraped and pebbled after our afternoon curling user group (before 4pm start time for Junior Practice) for the start of the 4 pm-6 pm Junior Practice sessions (it will not be scraped or pebbled between the 4 pm and 5 pm sessions).

U16 Junior Development League: Cost $40.00 per curler on team. Please note: All curlers on team, whether four or five, must pay the fee. Any spares must pay a spare fee. 

The U16 Junior Development League Program is a Junior Instructional League opportunity for curling teams U16. It is a team entry format. This U16 Junior Development League is intended to provide competitive league experience to U16 junior teams.

League Begins: TBA 

League Sure Ends: TBA 

The U16 Junior Development League days and times are TBA. There will be seven sessions over the course of the season. (TBA) The Draw Master will attempt to schedule the league play days as to not conflict with other provincial and Atlantic tournament schedules, as much as possible. This U16 Junior Development League is intended to provide competitive league experience to U16 junior teams. For many, it will be their first introduction to such. There is a focus on learning the rules around tournament play, and a hope that experienced teams will mentor new teams. This league will run a minimum of seven available sessions. 

Schedule to be determined.

During the 2021-22 season, we may be practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocols will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s), and ‘Return to Play’ policies. For more information on this, please inquire with the League Draw Master or Club Manager. *A season schedule will be provided as a part of our “club calendar” advising specific dates of curling sessions at the start of the season, along with league rules and guidelines. Every attempt will be made to meet the scheduled league play dates. However, The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events, without compensation. The Draw Master can explain more about this policy if needed. Every effort possible will always be made to allow for teams to re-schedule their games due to cancellation times related to weather or club events. 

Make sure you register for the U16 Junior Development League under products. 

MORE NOTES!!

*For NEW curlers’ interest in Junior Curling at the Cornwall Curling Club! 

Our “Little Rockers and Novice Instructional Programs” with our host a FREE Intro to Curling Fun Day and registration for ages 5-12 on Sunday October 17th from 1-3 pm. 

*Locker Notes: Lockers MAY be available for the season. Please see Club Manager for cost and availability. 

Provincials

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. 

Helmet Policy

At the Cornwall Curling Curling Club anyone 12 and under, as well as everyone in the instructional program, is required to wear a helmet. Any CSA-approved helmet – bicycle, hockey, etc. is acceptable. 

Contacts:

Board of Director Member/Curling Development Chair : Bill McGuire
Learn to Curl Development Club Coordiantor: TBA
U16 Junior Development League Coordinator(s): TBA
Little Rockers and Novice Instructional Facilitator: Kellie-Lynn Yonker