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The 2022 Manitoba Winter Games will be hosted in Niverville, February 27 – March 5, 2022. For more information on the Games, click here
The Curling events will take place at the Morris Curling Club.
Phase 1 (M/F U15 Curling) – February 27 – March 2
Phase 2 (U18 Mixed Doubles) – March 2-5
Manitoba Games Regional Qualifiers will be held January 6-9, 2022. Click here to register.
We welcome HIT, DRAW, TAP back after the 2021 competition had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 restrictions on our clubs. We are looking forward to the HIT, DRAW, TAP competitions that will take place as part of a junior program at your club, the regional competitions and the provincial competition that will take place in Selkirk, MB.
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 2022 Viterra Championship on January 30th.
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
U15 RockFest is a program developed by Curling Canada to assist youth curlers in their training. Athletes will perform various shots and coaches are encouraged to use the U15 Singles App to record scores and use as a training tool. Qualifying athletes will represent Manitoba at the U15 RockFest Prairie Regional. Athletes must be less than 15 years old as of June 30, 2021.
The U15 RockFest Prairie Regional competition will take place in Moose Jaw, SK on March 25-27, 2022.
More information to follow.
Stay tuned for more information.
LTAD STAGE: LEARN TO TRAIN
CurlManitoba offers a Skill Development 3 hour training session – an instructional curling session 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.
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.
The cost for this program is $15.00 per participant.
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.
This program will not occur during the 2021-22 curling season. Please check back for information regarding the 2022-23 season.
For more information, contact Laurie Macdonell at [email protected] or 204-925-5726.
LTAD STAGES: AWARENESS & FUNDAMENTALS
Three easy steps to hosting a clinic:
- 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
- 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.
- 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: AWARENESS & 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
- 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: AWARENESS & FUNDAMENTALS
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.
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.
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:
- An academic as well as an athletic future
- 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.
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] .