Curling Québec’s Afterschool Curling Program was developed to increase the visibility of, and to introduce more children to the sport of curling by integrating its practice into everyday life. During 2018-2019 season, the 20-week program has made its debut as a pilot project at five select clubs across varied regions of the province, with the goal of scaling up to more clubs every year.
The Afterschool Program also aims to introduce salaries for the coaches and supervisors involved, an important element to support and reward them for their time and service.
Sample Afterschool Schedule
- 3:00pm: the children arrive at the curling club. We encourage clubs to establish an agreement with their local School Board to organise the transport of children from school to the club.
- While at the club, the children are welcomed by supervisors and enjoy a healthy snack as they work on their homework assignments for the hour.
- 4:00pm: following the study, the young curlers get on the ice for their curling practice with their coaches for an hour, or more, if scheduling allows.
- 5:00pm: parents arrive at the club for pick-up.