The Welland Curling Club’s Junior Program offers a vibrant and welcoming afternoon of fun and instruction for both boys and girls age 6 to 19.
Scheduled on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Juniors are provided an introduction to the game, the opportunity to meet new people and most of all, have fun. The curling is recreational but competition is available. Many of our juniors have advanced through the ranks and have competed in various competitions with great success.
There is something for everyone. To ensure players are at similar skill levels the program is divided into four leagues:
a) Little Rockers ages 6 to 8,
b) Pre-Bantam League ages 9 to 12,
c) Youth League ages 13 to 19, and
d) Secondary School League.
Qualified instructors are on ice during the 2 hours the league is in play to help players learn the basics, the strategy of the game, keeping the curlers focused and most important providing encouragement with the enthusiasm the game inspires.
After the instruction and games are finished, the curlers head upstairs to the Club’s lounge to enjoy hot chocolate that has been prepared by a group of volunteer parents. These volunteers along with the subsidized support of the Club keeps the costs of the Junior program very low and accessible hopefully to all.
A junior age 14 and older may want to upgrade their membership to Full Student Member. This allows play in the Junior league as well as unlimited play in all Club leagues.