In addition to being a team sport with a great social component, curling also offers a wide range of game levels that can satisfy both beginners and elite players: ice rental, integration and recreational league, competitive circuit, etc.

Curling is one of the few sports that can be practiced for a lifetime regardless of the age, sex and physical condition. Indeed, several options are available to please as many people as possible.

  • Youth
  • Wheelchair
  • Stick Curling

Curling… sport of a lifetime!

Youth

The curling stone weighs 20 kg and you think it may stop your kid to curl or to improve as a player?

Don’t be misled, there are several resources available to clubs to encourage them to the game of curling. Especially:

  • Junior stones: provide all the same characteristics of a full size curling stone, but at only half the weight.
  • Removable starting blocks (hacks): easy to make and inexpensive. This tool allows to adjust the distance between the starting block and the house.
  • Paint a 3rd house: painting a house in mid-ice.

You can also take a look at our Igloo program which is specifically aimed towards youth.

 

 

 

Special Olympics

Curling is one of the seven winter sports offered in the Quebec provincial Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics movement’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability (ID) through sport. The movement is open to athletes of all ages and began a specialized program for children aged 4 to 14 in 2010.

 

Learn more by clicking here.

Wheelchair

Some curling clubs are wheelchair accessible and there is a fairly large community of wheelchair curlers. Here is the list of Quebec curling clubs which are fully equipped with all of the required ramps, etc. in order to benefit people in wheelchairs:

  • Montreal : Boucherville

  • Quebec : Victoria

  • Mauricie : Grand-Mère

  • Eastern Townships : Magog, Lennoxville

  • Côte-Nord : Sept-Îles, Forestville

  • Outaouais : Des Collines (under construction – opening October 2018)

  • Est-du-Québec : Rivière-du-Loup (under construction – opening 2019)

Stick Curling

As we said earlier, curling is a sport for everyone to enjoy. People who have trouble bending down to get into the curling position can play an adapted version of the game where they remain upright at all times. This adapted version is called stick curling.

Most, if not all, curling clubs are equipped with the adapted sticks, all you have to do is ask! There are no restrictions to players curling with the stick in league play, therefore someone who plays with the stick may join a team of traditional curlers.