Little Rockers and Novice Curling

Attention Little Rock and Novice Curlers: There IS curling next Sunday, March 13th, 2022!

The Curl PEI Youth Jamboree, originally scheduled for our Club on March 12 and 13 is now a one-day-only event on March 12th. Because of this, our regular Little Rock and Novice Curling Program WILL be ON next Sunday, March 13th.

Reminder: Little Rockers and Novice Return to Play TODAY (Sunday Feb. 6th) from 12:45pm -2:00pm

Hello Little Rockers and Novice Curling Families…

Some exciting news for our talented young curlers!!!

As announced by our ‘Return to Play’ Chair Peter Murdoch, Little Rockers and Novice instructional programs will “Return to Play” on Sunday, February 6th, 2022.

You can find the announcement here:

https://cornwallcurling.com/2022/02/03/a-good-news-update-from-our-return-to-play-chair-and-board-of-directors/

Here are all the details for the “Return to Play” for our Little Rockers and Novice Programs:

*The Cornwall Curling will resume the Novice and Little Rockers programs this Sunday, February 6th, 2022. The time will remain from 12:45 pm until 2:00 pm.

* Novice will also return to Tuesday instruction as well on February 8th, 2022 from 4:45 pm until 6:00 pm.

* Parents and curlers are asked to arrive at the club no earlier than ten minutes before the warm-up.

*We ask that each curler be joined by no more than one parent or caregiver.

*Children, parents, caregivers, instructors and volunteers all must wear masks, and social distance at all times when not sitting at a table eating or drinking. (Unless you have a medical condition that prevents such.)

*Masks will be worn by curlers during warm-up and they must stay 6 feet apart.

* Instructors and volunteers will make every attempt to stay six feet away from curlers when providing instruction. If instructors must come within 6 feet of curlers they will be required to make it a “brief interaction”. So come together but quickly separate.

* Instructors will wear masks at all times.

*All curlers (and assigned instructors and volunteers) are delegated into at least two mini-pods (of no more than 20 in each pod). Each pod cannot interact with the other pods.

* PODS will be as follow:

Pod A: Little Rockers (sheet #1) and Novice Beginner (sheet #2).

Pod B: Novice Intermediate (sheet #3) Novice Advanced (sheet#4)

POD A will sit at tables #1 and #2 in section 1 at round tables by the fireplace.

POD B will sit in section 2 at rectangle tables in front of the glass.

There will be no interaction between these PODS.

* We ask that when finished curling that curlers, parents/caregivers, instructors, and volunteers leave the building as quickly as possible after the session or, on Sundays, after hot chocolate.

* Our Junior Coordinator will plan for volunteers and coaches to sanitize all equipment before and after practices.

We look forward to seeing all curlers back on the ice. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca

Thank you for your patience as we continue to find our way through these unusual times.

(File photo – pre-COVID)

 
 
2021/22 update: Our “Little Rockers and Novice” Learn to Curl Programs are now scheduled to run during the same time on Sundays from 12:45 to 2 pm starting Sunday October 24th.
Parents and families can begin to arrive at 12:30 pm.
‘Warm up’ will begin at 12:45 pm.
On-ice instruction will begin at 1 pm and end at 1:55 pm.
Off-ice ‘cool down’ goes from 1:55 pm to 2 pm.
Little Rockers curlers will have instruction on sheet #1.
Novice curlers will have instruction on sheets #2,#3, and #4.
Parents and curlers are asked to remain in section A (closest to the club entrance doors) while watching their children curl, and must agree to follow all of our public health protocols. (We will review these procedures, along with all of our “Return to Play” Public Health measures on the first day of curling. This will include wearing of masks, social distancing, CPHO sign in and demonstration of full vaccination for those who are required by issued mandate of CPHO. Parents/caregivers of Little Rockers and Novice curlers who have signed up have already been notified of this time change and health protocol via email).

 

Little Rockers (2021-22)

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

The Little Rockers Program is a Youth Instructional Program for children ages 6 & 7. This program is lead by our Little Rockers and Novice Learn to Curl Program Coordinator, along with our coaching team and volunteers. The program is a Cornwall Curling Club initiative that is guided by Curling Canada’s 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 will practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocols will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s), and our ‘Return to Play’ policies. For more information on this, please inquire with the Club Manager.

*A season schedule will be provided to families at the start of the season, advising specific dates of curling sessions. 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.
 
Novice (2021-22)
The Novice Instructional Program consists of, on average, TWO sessions per week. Sunday 12:45 pm-2 pm (warm-up 12:45 to 1 pm, Curling Instruction 1 pm-1:50 pm/1:55 pm,  cool down 1:50 pm/1:55 pm-2 pm,  plus Tuesday 4:45 pm to 6 pm (warm-up 4:45 pm-5 pm, curling instruction 5 pm-5:50 pm/5:55 pm, cool down 5:50 pm/5:55 pm to 6 pm).

The Novice Instructional Program is for children ages 8-12 years old. This program is lead by our Junior Coordinator, 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, 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 Facilitator’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 practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocolx 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 at the start of the season to families advising specific dates of curling sessions. 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.