This fall, the RA Curling Club is offering three instructional programs for anyone interested in learning to curl. All programs have the goal of allowing new and almost-new curlers to have fun while learning the fundamentals of the game under the watchful eyes of instructors.
The club has two adult Learn to Curl programs. The evening program is on Tuesdays from 5–7 p.m., beginning October 19. During the day, the course is offered on Wednesday mornings from 9–11 a.m., beginning October 21. Each program is based on the curriculum developed by the Canadian Curling Association. The classes are two hours in duration with the second hour being on the ice. The fee for this 10-week program is $300 for RA members and $325 for non-members.
The RA youth program welcomes new and returning curlers between the ages of 8 and 17. The focus is on having fun while learning the fundamentals of the game in a relaxed environment. The program is based on a curriculum developed by Curl Ontario and is delivered by trained instructors. The fall portion of the program focuses on basic instruction for new curlers and review and continued training for returning curlers. Coaching continues for all levels throughout the winter session. To keep the student-to-instructor ratio low, there is limited registration. The fee for this program is $155 for RA members and $165 for non-members.
Social distancing will be practised. For adult programs, individuals will need proof of vaccination. Masks will be optional, but individuals will be encouraged to wear them. In the youth program, masks will be required.
For information, please contact Melody Rochon at 613- 733-5100 or visit the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive.