Our Pre-Junior 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. Practices will be held on Mondays and/or Saturdays (Please note that Saturday classes will be held on Sundays during November & December).
The Monday schedule for 2016-17:
Mondays (2-3pm) November 14, 21 & 28th December 5, 12 & 19th January 9, 16, 23 & 30th February 6 & 13th
The Saturday schedule for 2016-17:
Sundays (1-2pm) November 20th December 11 & 18th
Saturdays (9:30-10:30am) January 7, 14, 21 & 28th February 25th March 4 & 18th
Pre-Juniors 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 Junior Curling Club has brooms and sliders for the weekly use of the Pre-Juniors 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.
Download the 2016-17 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!
Pre-Junior Curling League
The Pre-Junior League will be held immediately after the practice sessions. Children can sign up as a team or we put them into teams and they will play 3 to 4 ends each week.Volunteers will be on the ice to help curlers with strategy and etiquette.
Sundays (2-3:30pm) November 20th December 11 & 18th
Saturdays (10:30-12:00pm) January 7, 14, 21 & 28th February 25th March 4 & 18th
Do you have a young curler who'd like to play in bonspiels around the province...download the NSCA's Junior Curling Calendar for 2016-17 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.