Tag Archives: Getting started in curling for adults

Tag Archives: Getting started in curling for adults

Billboards help Paris Curling Club boost its Learn-To-Curl program

The Paris Curling Club’s billboard attracted 66 new curlers to the first night of the Learn To Curl program (Photo by Mark Stouffer)
March 1, 2016

Paris Curling Club President Mark Stouffer knows something about successful Learn-to-Curl (LTC) initiatives. His daughter, Samantha, created a highly effective program to attract local Brant County school children to the sport – a project that earned Samantha the 2013 Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year Award. But with membership numbers dropping, Stouffer wondered how to attract adult curlers to the fun-and-skills combination offered by a Learn-To-Curl program. His club’s solution? Billboards.

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Give it a shot: Experiencing Adult Learn-to-Curl Leagues

Adult curlers learn proper delivery technique from coaches Andy Jones (in hack) and Paul Webster at a recent Alberta Rocks curling camp (Photo Lisa Shamchuk)
October 21, 2015

Simon Barrick is a competitive curler and coach. He’s also a sport researcher, currently completing his PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. To complete his Master’s degree at the University of Waterloo, he turned the microscope on adult Learn-To-Curl leagues – the Getting Started in Curling for Adults program was introduced by Earle Morris in 2007 with the support of Curling Canada – to explore what the experience is like for adults new to curling. Here’s what he found out.

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Business of Curling: Attracting new members through Learn to Curl

February 26, 2014

A few years ago, when Kathy Arnold looked into starting a Learn to Curl program at the McArthur Island Curling Club in Kamloops, B.C., she had no idea the results would be so spectacular – and so long term.

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