Welcome Youth Curlers to our 2020-21 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.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR RETURNING & NEW 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. Curling equipment is available for sale at the club from our newly expanded 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 indicate your interest when you complete your child’s online registration.
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 - no experience necessary!
Green Group Ages 7 - 12
Program: Weekly instruction & practice followed by a short break & fun games. Register as a team.
Blue Group Ages 9 - 13
Program: Weekly instruction & practice followed by a short break & 4-end game. Register as a team.
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.
There will be NO Sunday curling on the following dates:
Nov 22, Dec 20 & 27, Jan 3 & 31, Feb 14
LITTLE ROCK / JUNIOR CLINIC
Sunday Oct 18, 2020
Open to all registered youth Ages 7-12
Green Group Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Blue & Gold Time: 2:45 - 4:45pm
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.
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 2020/21 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 Instructors 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 $6 per student. Advance booking is required.
- Bookings are limited and first-come-first-serve.
For more information or to request a booking, click on Contact Us.