Juniors Under 12 (as of June 30, 2017)
Our Juniors Under 12 curling program is for students in Grades 3-5. Curling is a fantastic opportunity for young people to exercise, have fun with friends and have a chance to learn a sport that can continue throughout their teen and adult years. It teaches youth the basics of the game along with a great opportunity to participate in the Provincial Little Rock Championships along with other fun spiels around the province. The cost for the season per child is $85.
Each Junior will need a pair of clean sneakers (dirt is damaging to the ice and rocks) that can be left at the Club or brought each week. Curlers need to wear loose, comfortable clothing for movement and flexibility; jeans are not appropriate. A hoodie or fleece will be easier to move in than a bulky jacket. Gloves would be a good idea as well. The Club has brooms and sliders for the weekly use and equipment may be purchased from the Club if your young athlete finds they are interested in continuing long term in the sport. Curlers are expected to behave respectfully and responsibly while at the Club. Students who cannot do this could be asked to leave the curling program.
Under 12 Practices
These will be held on Mondays (2-3pm) and Saturdays (1-2pm)....more information and specific dates for the 2017-18 season will be posted here shortly.
Under 12 League Games
The Junior Under 12 league play will be held immediately after the practice sessions. Children can either sign up as a team or can be assigned to a team and they will play 3 to 4 ends each week. Volunteers will be on the ice to help curlers with strategy and etiquette.
Juniors Over 12 (as of June 30, 2017)
This program offers youth between the ages of 13 and 20 the chance to participate in after-school and Junior league play. The focus will be on developing skills and learning how to work as a team. The cost for each curler in this program is $125 (includes HST).
Over 12 Practices
Instruction is available on Tuesdays from 3-4:40pm. Stay tuned for specific dates this year.
Over 12 League Games
If enough teams are present each week for league play, teams will be divided into two divisions.
Download the 2017-18 Chester Curling Club Membership & Payment form here and the Junior Registration form (medical/contact information) here. Both forms MUST be filled out by parents and/or guardians.
Check out our page Chester Junior Curling on Facebook!
Do you have a young curler who'd like to play in bonspiels around the province...download the NSCA's Junior Curling Calendar for 2017-18 here.
Interested in Getting Involved in Coaching Junior Curlers?
For information on how to become a coach and which coaching workshops/courses are available, go to the Nova Scotia Curling Association's website. All coaches are required to have a Child Abuse Registry Check and Criminal Record Check done every 3 years.