Welcome Youth Curlers to our 2018 / 2019 Season! SACC’s 70th year!
Our goal is to increase curling awareness, encourage participation and continue to develop the skills of young curlers ensuring the long tradition of the sport of curling carries on for many years to come in St. Albert. The mandate – to teach our youth how to enjoy the game of curling while encouraging good sportsmanship and fun competition.
We would like to recognize Marc Kennedy and the St. Albert Optimist Club for their generous donation of the Lite Rocks®. Now, even our youngest curlers may taste success!
We have a variety of youth programs to help develop our youngest, introductory curler to the more advanced and elite curlers. The level of programs offered are Green, Blue and Gold groups and STAJED for Success (St Albert Junior Elite Development) We also have a U18 Afterschool League as well as district supported school programs.
July 5, 2018 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR RETURNING MEMBERS!
Members must be logged into the Member Area in order to complete this year's registration.
Not a member yet? Please Contact Us to request to be added to the roster!
St. Albert Curling Club supports the efforts of the following curling groups:
Edmonton Youth Curling Association.
For more information, visit their website at www.eyca.ca.
Connect and Curl
This new website is for curlers of all levels looking for teams and/or spares to be able to connect for bonspiels, playdowns, etc. There is no charge to become a member to register on their database. Anyone, even non-members, will be able to search for available players. The goal of this service is to promote curling by assisting curlers and teams to connect in time for the upcoming curling season.
Youth Curlers Equipment Requirements
Curlers require curling shoes (alternative – CLEAN indoor runners) and warm, comfortable clothing – preferably in layers.
ONE NEW GRIPPER provided for our Sunday program curlers.
Otherwise, it will be up to the individual player and their level of play as to any additional equipment they decide they need. Brooms and sliders will be available at the club or you can bring your own. A limited amount of curling equipment is available for sale at the club or it can be purchased from a number of local sporting good outlets, including:
Call for Volunteers
All youth programs are organized and run by dedicated volunteers in concert with SACC General Manager & a Certified Head Coach. This program would not exist without volunteers nor would it be cost effective for young families. We strongly encourage ALL parents to participate and ask that you consider sharing your time & talents. From “Sheet Monitor” to assisting with social activities we guarantee a fun & rewarding time while meeting new families! NO experience necessary! We will provide instruction early in the season and the use of grippers for those on the ice. Please indicate your interest when you complete your child’s online registration.
Sunday Little Rock & Junior Programs
Emphasis on having fun, while teaching the fundamentals and etiquette of curling! Qualified coaches and volunteers teach the concepts of curling using regular and Lite Rocks®.
Green Group Ages 7 - 12
Program: Weekly instruction & practice followed by a short break & fun games.
Blue Group Ages 9 - 13
Program: Weekly instruction & practice followed by a short break & 4-end game.
Junior Gold Ages 11 - 16
Program: Minimum 30 minutes of instruction with a Certified Instructor and/or Elite athlete followed by a 4 to 8 end game.
More emphasis and time will be given to delivery, sweeping and positional play development early in the season with teamwork, strategy an game play in the latter part.
We WILL curl Family Day Sunday. There will be NO Sunday curling on the following dates:
Oct 7, Nov 4 & 18, Dec 23 & 30, Jan 27 & Feb 10
Full Details on times, dates and cost of these programs can be found under: Leagues
LITTLE ROCK / JUNIOR CLINIC
Sunday Sept 30, 2018
Open to all registered youth Ages 7-12 & any new Thursday U18 curlers
Green Group Time: 12:30pm
Blue & Gold Time: TBA
This clinic is included in the cost of registration for Green & Blue Little Rocks and Junior Gold programs. Participants will be introduced to the game of curling and will learn the fundamentals of the game and curling etiquette from qualified coaches and volunteers. Includes a peanut free snack and a juice box.
Thursday U18 After School League
Our After School League encourages friendly competition and growth for Bantam and Junior aged players. It is offered to provide a league format for participants from our other Youth programs to get in extra game play, to provide a venue for competitive and high school teams to practice their game play, and it's just a fun environment to get together with friends to enjoy the sport of curling!
- Ages 11 - 17
- At least one member of the team must have some curling experience. ALL participants must practice proper curling etiquette.
- No instruction is provided, however team Coaches will have an opportunity to work on-ice with their players.
- Players are encouraged to find their own teams.
- Each player will register individually online and may indicate who they would like to play with when completing the registration form.
- If you are a single looking for a team, or a team looking for a player, you may use the Free Agent Listing in the Member's Area to list yourself or to find a team-mate.
- This is NOT a drop in league - players are expected to attend each week, or make arrangements for a spare with their team-mates or League Co-ordinator.
Full Details on times, dates and cost of this program can be found under: Leagues
STAJED for Success - Junior Elite Development
The St. Albert Junior Elite Development Program (STAJED) is a program designed for competitive U21 youth curlers interested in developing their curling skills and athletic ability.
SACC is thrilled to announce that, after it’s debut in 2017-18 as a “pilot program” our STAJED for Success Program will be offered again for the 2018-19 season! This training and development program will provide young elite curlers with a unique opportunity to receive dryland and on-ice training instruction from Certified Head Coach Taina Smiley, Laura Walker (nee Crocker), Marc Kennedy, Mental Sports Performance Consultant Erin Brennan, Professional Fitness Instructors as well as guest appearances from World Class Curling Athletes like Joanne Courtney. The program will run after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This program does not include regular league play.
Daytime School Programs
Our School Programs offer teachers the ability to add Curling to their curriculum. Students are introduced to a sport that can provide a lifetime of participation and enjoyment. Participants will learn curling fundamentals and etiquette from certified coaches or experienced curlers, their own teachers and parent volunteers.
- One adult school volunteer must accompany every 10 students. This may include the Teacher.
- Helmets are recommended.
- Clean indoor shoes and warm clothing are a MUST.
Sessions are recommended for 1.5 - 2 hours.
- Cost is $6 per student. Advance booking is required.
- Bookings are limited and first-come-first-serve.
Available* days & times for the upcoming season are listed below:
Monday & Wednesday – 1:45pm – 3pm
Thursday - 8:00am – Noon OR Noon – 3pm
Friday – not before Christmas (anticipation of a full Stick League until 2:30) After Christmas – 1:30pm – 3:30pm (tbc)
OTHER DATES - when leagues are not scheduled:
Monday Sept. 17th – Friday 21ST 8am-3:30pm
Monday Sept. 24TH – Friday 28TH 8am – 3:30pm
Monday Oct. 1ST – Thursday 4TH 8am – 3:30pm
Tuesday Oct. 9TH (day after Thanksgiving) 8am – 3pm
Tuesday Oct. 16TH 8am – NOON
Wednesday Dec. 19TH 8am – 3pm
Friday Dec. 21ST 8am – 3:30pm
Thursday Jan. 24TH 8am – 3pm
Thursday Feb. 7TH 8am – 3pm TBC
Wednesday Mar 20TH & Thursday Mar 21ST 8am – 3pm
*Availability subject to change without notice.
For more information or to request a booking, click on Contact Us.