Curling is a wonderful sport that we are sure your children are going to enjoy. This information sheet provides everything you need to know to get your child started in curling.
What does my child need to wear?
The curling rink is meant to be cool, not cold, therefore layers are best. A good fleece as a top layer works perfectly. It is imperative that your child bring a clean pair of sneakers. The curling ice will get damaged if outdoor shoes are worn on its surface.
Beginning in 2017 helmets will be required for all youths. Curling is played on ice and there is always a risk of falling. There is no official “curling helmet” but use of a hockey, skiing, snow boarding or biking helmet will suffice. All other equipment is provided!
How do I get involved as a parent?
We encourage all parents to stay and watch their child develop their curling skills throughout the season. If you feel that you would like to help out “on ice” as a parent volunteer, please let us know! The curling club is run completely by volunteers…..we always appreciate any help that you are willing to give us. Once the season starts, we will hand out a rotating snack schedule to all parents; we thank you in advance for helping feed some hungry curlers!
Is there any fundraising involved?
We are very fortunate to have Tim Hortons as our official sponsor. So please support our local franchises as a way to thank Tim Hortons for their continued generosity!
In our effort to focus on good communication, we will send home flyers as necessary to keep you informed about events coming up and so forth. There will also be a part of the bulletin board dedicated to the Timbits Curling program that outlines the basics of the program and what your child will be learning on a weekly basis.
Who do I contact if I have a question or a concern?
Feel free to ask any of our instructors questions while you are at the curling club.
We hope that you and your child enjoy this upcoming curling season. Our program is based on fun and fitness and as you will soon discover, curling is a very social sport. You may even decide to give it a try yourselves…we always welcome new members!