Optimist Little Rock and Junior Programs

Welcome Youth Curlers to our 2022-2023 Season!   

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®, and LR houses.  These will improve the experience for all our young curlers!

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) as well as district supported school programs.

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), a broom, and warm, comfortable clothing – preferably in layers.

ONE NEW GRIPPER provided for our Sunday Green and Blue 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.  Curling equipment is available for sale at the club from our Pro Shop.

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 note, parents are required to volunteer with their child's team - one parent from each team must be on the ice with the team each week.

For more information about times, dates & cost, go to: Leagues

Sunday Optimist Little Rock & Junior Programs

Emphasis on having fun, while teaching the fundamentals and etiquette of curling! Qualified coaches and parent volunteers teach the concepts of curling using regular and Lite Rocks®.  All Blue and Green teams are required to have 1 parent on the ice each week as a parent coach.  A free clinic will teach you all of the basics; signup for the clinic is part of the registration process (2 dates available) and will include pizza and a beverage - no experience necessary! 

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Green Group  Ages 8 - 10 (exceptions can be made - contact office)
Program:  Weekly instruction & practice followed by a short break & fun games. Register as a team.

Blue Group  Ages 10 - 14 (exceptions can be made - contact office)
Program:  Weekly instruction & practice followed by a short break & 4-end game.  Register as a team.

Junior Gold  Ages 12 - 16 (exceptions can be made - contact office)

There will be NO Sunday curling on the following dates: 
Oct 9, Nov 6, Dec 25, Jan 1 & 22, Feb 19 & Mar 5


Sunday Oct 2, 2022
Open to all registered 
                                                                                            Green Group Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm
                                                                                            Blue Group Time: 2:30 - 4:30pm

This clinic is included in the cost of registration for Green & Blue Little Rocks. 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.

JUNIOR GOLD Program - Ages 12-16 (exceptions can be made - contact office)

Runs Thursdays after school from 4:00-6:00pm and includes 4 Semi-private, 1 hour lessons on Tuesdays of your choice.  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 and game play in the latter part.

18 Weeks starting Oct 13, 2022.  No Curling  Dec 22 & 29 Jan 5, Feb 9.

STAJED for Success - Junior Elite Development

The St. Albert Junior Elite Development Program (STAJED) is a program designed for competitive youth curlers  aged 13 - 21 interested in developing their curling skills and athletic ability.  

SACC is thrilled to announce that our STAJED for Success Program will be offered again for the 2022/23 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, Assistant Coaches Brenna Bilassy and Braden Pelech, Marc Kennedy, Mental Sports Performance Consultant Erin Brennan, Professional Fitness Instructor as well as guest appearances from World Class Curling Athletes. The program runs from 4:30-7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This program does not include regular league play.  CLICK HERE for more information.

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 $7 per student.  Advance booking is required.
  • Bookings are limited and first-come-first-served. 

For more information or to request a booking, click on Contact Us.

For more information on Volunteering as an On-Ice Helper, click here.  

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Not a Member? Please complete a New Member Request to ask about joining our Club!

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3 Tache Street
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
T8N 2S3

Contact Us

Phone: 780-459-7007

Email:  Contact Us

About Our Club

We are a unique community facility offering special event space as well as a variety of curling opportunities including youth and adult instruction, leagues, bonspiels and ice rental for corporate and community events.  We are fully wheelchair accessible, including curling ice.  

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