Logo: Salmon Arm Curling Centre

Juniors Grades 8-12

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Thursdays @ 4:00pm

Representative(s)


Update:  SACC only allows entry to the building to those 12 years and older who can show Proof of Vaccination.  This policy applies to anyone entering the building.

Our Goals

FUN and development of basic curling skills and self-esteem.

Our Program

Kids are split into novice and intermediate groups based on age and skill.

We Offer:

  • Instruction on basic to higher level skills depending on the capabilities and needs of the kids
  • Games appropriate to the skill level of the group, including real game play
  • Special event dates: Christmas, Jersey Day
  • Participate in the Salmon Arm Skill Program and Curl BC Skills Award Program earning Curl BC skill badges
  • Free access to curling shoes (if sizes available), grippers, brooms, delivery devices and sticks

Instructors

Dick Mann, Kate & Darryl Horne, Brian Puetz, . . . all volunteers!  It may sound like lots BUT we require a high instructor to junior ratio for safety and delivery of a great program!  We would love to have YOUR help.  If you feel you need some ‘basic training’ before you help out, Kate & Darryl Horne are both certified ‘coach trainers’ with Curl BC; they’d be happy to spend some time with you.

Equipment

SACC shoes, brooms and delivery devices are available on first come basis but must remain at the club.  Curlers will be invited to come to SACC (pre-season) to try on shoes and shoes will be tagged with curler’s name.

We encourage players to purchase their own.  Proper fitting shoes with a well cared for slider make a world of difference to skill development.

Clothing

NO JEANS, please!   Curlers need stretchy pants to get into a proper slide position.  SWEAT PANTS ARE GREAT!  Dress warmly – gloves that don’t allow hands to slip down the broom (knitted gloves are too slippery), toques, layers are good.

Competitive Junior League Play

SACC is pleased to be able to offer a  Junior Skill Enhancement Program led by Laura Tomlinson (see 2021-22 download below) that takes place over 10 Saturdays through the 2021/22 season!

Due to varying Covid protocols at clubs throughout the Thompson Okanagan, we have not heard about whether the Thompson Okanagan Inter City Curling League is operating at this time.  Prior to 2020, this was offered as an option if your child was ready for more competitive play, the Thompson Okanagan Inter City Curling League (see “download” below from 2019-20).

Events

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