Currently we have six tentative hosts for the CurlManitoba Road Show; the dates for these events continue to be a moving target subject to Manitoba Health Provincial restrictions. CurlManitoba is hopeful that we will be able to run these events with some modifications in the New Year.

The Road Show features some of our Provinces brightest young stars – Connor Njegovan and Kristin MacCuish, with assistance from World Junior Champions Jacques Gauthier and Mackenzie Zacharias. The sessions offer clinics to Manitoba Games target age demographics in various communities throughout the Province.

The CurlManitoba Road Show is an exciting opportunity for U15 athletes to “learn from the Pros” ahead of the 2022 Manitoba Games.

For more information on the CurlManitoba Road Show click here

To apply for the CurlManitoba Road Show click here

 

If you have any further questions on the CurlManitoba Road Show please contact Rob Gordon at [email protected]

Manitoba Games Implementation Strategy

 

Phase 1: Virtual Meetings

Current COVID restrictions have taken our focus off the ice and towards a Manitoba Games mentorship program.

CurlManitoba is offering a series of virtual meetings to Junior Program coordinators and participants.  The initial meeting will target junior coordinators while the following virtual sessions will be directed at the athletes.

The athlete virtual meetings will be offered to assist young athletes between the ages of 10 and 14, which aspire to participate in the 2022 Manitoba Games. These sessions will be hosted by former Manitoba Games (2006, 2010) Alum, Matt Dunstone and be 30 minutes in length.

If you are a junior coordinator and would like to participate, please contact Rob Gordon at [email protected]

 

Phase 2: On-Ice Training

Adhering to Manitoba Health restrictions CurlManitoba aspires to be able to be back on the ice sometime in the new year.   Once that is possible CurlManitoba will strive to hold on-ice sessions with junior programs.

 

Phase 3: U15 Singles

CurlManitoba will be offering a new training tool program geared towards U15 athletes. The U15 Singles concept gives athletes/coaches the ability to track growth in shot making proficiency using a tangible numeric system. This program will help our U15 athletes train in preparation towards the 2022 Manitoba Games.

 

Phase 4: CurlManitoba Road Show

Currently we have six tentative hosts for the CurlManitoba Road Show; the dates for these events continue to be a moving target subject to Manitoba Health Provincial restrictions. CurlManitoba is hopeful that we will be able to run these events with some modifications in the New Year.

The Road Show features some of our Provinces brightest young stars – Connor Njegovan and Kristin MacCuish, with assistance from World Junior Champions Jacques Gauthier and Mackenzie Zacharias. The sessions offer clinics to Manitoba Games target age demographics in various communities throughout the Province.

The CurlManitoba Road Show is an exciting opportunity for U15 athletes to “learn from the Pros” ahead of the 2022 Manitoba Games.

 

For more information on Manitoba Games programming please contact Rob Gordon at [email protected]

HIT, DRAW, TAP 2020 was another huge success!  We had some new clubs hold a competition and are looking for more clubs to participate this season.  We were looking forward to another successful HIT, DRAW, TAP competition in 2021, however due to COVID-19, our plans will have to be altered.

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 still encouraged to host a HDT competition as part of their Junior Curling Programs. In previous years, ties did not have to be broken at the club level, but this year we would like to have them broken and a winner in each age category declared.  Participation prizes will be given to clubs to distribute to all children who participate.

Click here for general rules of the competition.

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



Hit, Draw, Tap 2017

CurlManitoba is hoping to host a curling camp – dates and times to be determined based on health restrictions. 

Click here for camp poster

Stay tuned for more information.

LTAD STAGE: LEARN TO TRAIN

CurlManitoba offers a Skill Development 1 day camp – 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. The cost is $25.00 per person.

The day includes:

  • Proper pre-game stretches,
  • Proper hack set-up,
  • Proper techniques for optimal weight transfer,
  • Proper rotation and release
  • Sweeping efficiently and effectively

Any club wishing to host a Skill Development 1 day camp, please contact Rob Gordon at [email protected] or 204-925-5721.

LTAD STAGES: FUNDAMENTALS & LEARN TO TRAIN

CurlManitoba offers 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 Rob Gordon at [email protected] or 204-925-5721.

A school tournament is a great way to introduce the sport of curling to your students in the gym.

CurlManitoba School Tournament at the Sport for Life Centre – Due to COVID-19 restrictions by the public health authority, this tournament will be cancelled for 2020.

 

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

LTAD STAGES: ACTIVE START & FUNDAMENTALS

Three easy steps to hosting a clinic:

  1. 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 https://www.rocksandrings.com/contact/manitoba.html
  2. 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.
  3. 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 204-925-5723.

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

LTAD STAGE: FUNDAMENTALS

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 Rob Gordon at [email protected] or at 925-5721.

LTAD STAGE: ACTIVE START

Help us grow curling in Manitoba through our Open your Doors program.

Step One:  Schedule a Learn-to-Curl Clinic at your Club

Decide when your club wants to host a learn-to-curl clinic! It can be whenever you would like to host it and for any length of time. Don’t have instructors? We can assist with that too. All you have to do is open your club to new curlers. Let’s grow the sport together!

Step Two:  Contact CurlManitoba for Online Advertising

Once you have a clinic at your club scheduled, contact us for online advertising assistance. We will help set up a Facebook page for your club if you don’t already have one and a Facebook event page for your clinic. We will also create Facebook and Instagram ads like the one pictured. This will help create online exposure and awareness and increase the number of participants at your clinic. Don’t worry about the cost — we’ve got you covered!

Step Three:  Run your Clinic

Have some fun at your clinic! If you have a lot of success, consider hosting more learn-to-curl clinics, so people can build on their skills and bring even more new curlers into the sport. This is a great opportunity to encourage participants to become members or join a league at your club. In the 2019/2020 season, seven clubs held clinics and 300 people attended overall. Let’s keep that number growing together!

For more information, you can contact Rob Gordon by email at [email protected] .

LTAD STAGE: ACTIVE START

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

LTAD STAGE: LEARN TO TRAIN

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.

Curriculum:

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] .

Do you want to give curling a try? Check out the learn-to-curl clinics below and brush up on your skills or learn how to play an Olympic sport from scratch! No previous experience necessary. Email [email protected] or phone (204) 925-5723 for more information.