HIT, DRAW, TAP 2019 was another huge success!  Get ready for HDT 2020!

Hit, Draw, Tap (HDT) is a youth skills competition where athletes 6 – 13 years of age compete as individuals.  There are three age categories that the young athletes will be grouped into to perform three different shots – a Hit, a Draw and a Tap.  The difficulty of the skill is based on the age category

Curling Clubs all across Manitoba are encouraged to host a HDT competition as part of their Junior Curling Programs.  Winners will progress to a sport region competition; the sport region winners then advance to the Provincial Competition to be held in conjunction with the 2020 Viterra Championship on February 9th.

Along the way these young athletes will receive great giveaways!

If you’re already a curler, bring a friend, they don’t need to be a member of the club (yet). In fact, we are pretty sure that once they try it, they will want to join!

Click here for general rules of the competition.

For more information, please contact Laurie at [email protected]

Hit, Draw, Tap 2017


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CurlManitoba presents, Skill Development Series – an instructional curling day for young curlers. All clinics will be held on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays throughout the curling season. The clinics are open to both male and female curlers from the ages of 10-17.

Skills Development Series offers the following

  • Proper pre-game stretches
  • Proper hack set-up
  • Proper techniques for optimal weight transfer
  • Off ice Curling specific training information
  • Proper rotation and release
  • Sweeping efficiently and effectively

Any club wishing to host a Skill Development Series please contact Elaine Owen at  [email protected] or 204-926-8408.


CurlManitoba will offer training for coaches, umpires, clinicians, instructors and volunteers at many clubs throughout the province. This will ensure all club volunteers are teaching the most current practices and technical skills. The coaches will be able to assist one another as well as athletes in obtaining the skill set they need to achieve their goals, whether it be recreational or competitive curling.

If your club is interested in hosting a Train the Trainer session please contact Elaine Owen at [email protected] or 204-926-8408


Sport Regional Development

The objective of the program is to develop athletes, coaches and umpires across the province as a support for CurlManitoba’s programs and to encourage increased numbers in both member clubs and CurlManitoba events. As a part of their involvement, participants in the Sport Regional Development program are expected to be active in their own club.

Funding for the initiative includes participant registration fees, CurlManitoba development budget, and Sport Manitoba training travel grants.


Contact CurlManitoba Event/Development Manager Elaine Owen ([email protected]) for more information.

School Tournaments are a great way to introduce students to the sport of curling in the gym. Schools that participate will receive a floor curling kit to work with their students before their tournament date. The tournaments involve 3-4 schools competing against each other for a day.


Click here for more information.

Schools can bring 48 Grade 3 students, divided into twelve teams of 4.  If you don’t have enough Grade 3 students in your school, please work together with another school in the area/division to make up a team.  We will also need 6 scorekeepers from each school.

There will be 5 schools per time slot – sign up early to get the time you would like.  The first 10 schools to sign up will be accepted.


If your school is interested in hosting a tournament, contact Laurie Macdonell at [email protected] or 204-925-5726.


How does the new program work?
As mentioned previously the new program is designed in three easy steps that provide the students with an understanding and appreciation for the sport of curling.

Step one: Book a Rocks and Rings session. The program visits participating schools for a full school day. The program takes over the gym and classes take turns visiting for 40 minutes sessions of fun and instruction. Various drills, relays and team-building activities are used to introduce students to the sport of curling. It is a highly interactive program with the emphasis on fun! Unique indoor floor curling equipment is used to provide a true curling experience without requiring ice! These clinics can be booked at the following website http://www.rocksandrings.com/contact/manitoba.html

Step two: Getting Started in Curling. After your Rocks and Rings session CurlManitoba will lend you a set of indoor gym rocks and will provide you with the Getting Started in Curling resources and program. A school may book the gym set for 2 weeks at a time. Once the Getting Started in Curling program is complete, a two-hour on ice clinic will be arranged. There is no cost for the Getting Started in Curling Program, which includes the gyms rocks, but a deposit of $100 is required upon pickup.

Step three: Book your two-hour on ice clinic at the curling club nearest you. CurlManitoba will provide certified instructors who, with the assistance of the teacher(s), will provide an on ice two-hour clinic where students will have the opportunity to take the skills they practiced in the school and apply them on the ice.

Expenses for the clinicians are the responsibility of the school. Clinicians cost $50.00 per clinic (plus mileage) and the ratio requirements are 8:1.

Contact Tracey Ewasko by email at [email protected] or by phone at 204-925-5721.

Please note we will no longer book stand alone on ice clinics.


Are you looking to create a junior league in your club? Perhaps you are looking for new ideas to enhance your current program. CurlManitoba has resources to help you! CurlManitoba has developed a resource box for new or developed junior programs.

Two different resources box’s have been developed depending upon your needs.

Manual – 20 weeks of fun lessons plans

  • Member cost – $30
  • Non-member cost – $50

Resource Box

  • manual
  • drill binder
  • fitness video
  • curling DVD’s
  • sample report cards
  • sliders and grippers

The value of Box #1 is more than $400!

  • Member cost – $100
  • Non member cost – $400.

If you are interested in taking part in the “Junior League in a Box” program or for more information, please contact Elaine at [email protected] or at 926-8408.


We know there are many more curling fans than there are curlers – mostly they are television curling fans who have never tried the game.

In lots of cases, the problem for them is as simple as not knowing how to make the first step. So let’s make that first step for them by “OPEN YOUR DOORS“!!! Let’s welcome those folks to drop in to your curling facility, look around, and step on the ice for the first time (or maybe for the first time in several years).

You can make your own plans that fit your own situation – but a key aspect will be getting a few of your experienced curlers to be there to greet and welcome people and show them the basics of our sport. The enthusiasm of curlers is infectious – your current members will be your greatest asset in “infecting visitors with the curling bug”.

Your Club’s role:
a) Do It
b) Find a key individual (club member)
c) Set a date and time
d) Advertise

CurlManitoba’s role in assisting your club:
a) Developing a poster with a blank space for you to write in your local plan’s dates and times. Your job will be to distribute these to the bulletin boards in the gas stations, coffee shops and other community crossroads locations (not the curling club bulletin board since your target audience will not be looking there)
b) Developing a news release to mass distribution
c) Create a template– it can be customized for local community newspapers
d) Provide a 30 minute and 60 minute lesson template
e) Promoting the “OPEN YOUR DOORS” plans – and your specific event details on the CurlManitoba website
f) Starting a social media campaign – twitter, facebook, even “old-fashioneda�� email – for you to forward to club members (who can then pass it on to their contacts who might be interested)
g) Provide equipment if need be

We all seem to talk about the fact that curling numbers are declining. It is time for us to begin doing something about it. It can begin by “Opening Your Doors”.

By working together CURLMANITOBA and all Curling Clubs can make this happen!!

For more information, you can contact Laurie Macdonell by email at [email protected] or by phone at 204-925-5726.


Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings presented by Curling Canada

The Rock Solid Rocks & Rings program is designed to introduce the Olympic sport of curling to elementary school children.

By bringing the curling rink to the school gym we reach children that would otherwise not have access to the roaring game. The best part? We bring everything to the kids – no field trip or school buses required!Curling is a highly social sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. It is a fantastic physical activity that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. It also promotes sportsmanship and camaraderie and is an inexpensive and less dangerous alternative to many other sports.

For more information on the Rock Solid Rocks and Rings please visit the website at www.rocksandrings.com

Physical Health Education (PHE)

PHE offers a free program for curling school activities. Click Here for more information.


Curling brought to the school curriculum! The program is firmly focused on the development of technical skills and fitness.

Program Philosophy:

The philosophy of the Curling Academy is to provide students different paths to achieve academic and personal success. The program is designed to allow students the opportunity to develop their curling skills while not altering or sacrificing the provincial curriculum goals or expectations. Canada’s athletes have too frequently been forced to choose between pursuing their sporting dreams and acquiring an education that will equip them for life after sport.

Program Rationale:

The school provides every student a chance to succeed academically. By offering a variety of programs we feel we can achieve this goal. Other programs such as these have been implemented in other parts of the country and the statistics have shown that students tend to achieve higher grades as a result of their involvement. The goal of the program is to give students two options:

  1. An academic as well as an athletic future
  2. To educate and train the students so that they develop a well balanced arsenal of skills and knowledge

The program facilitates the development of soft skills such as peer relations, teamwork, and problem solving. These skills benefit students beyond the walls of the curling rink.

Course Content:

The course content includes on-ice curling skills and off-ice skills. As well, the course offers nutrition and fitness components in addition to many leadership activities. The entire program will help enhance the individual curling skills of the students as well as help develop future leaders of the community.


Content has been developed and implemented for Senior 1 and 2 programs. Senior 3 is currently being piloted.

For more information on the Curling Academy and implementing the program in your school, please contact Elaine Owen at [email protected] .