Rocks & Rings
In partnership with the Canadian Curling Association, the Capital One Rocks & Rings program is designed to introduce the Olympic sport of curling to elementary school children. By bringing the curling rink to the school gym we reach children that would otherwise not have access to the roaring game.
The best part? We bring everything to the kids – no field trip or school buses required! Curling is a highly social sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. It is a fantastic physical activity that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. It also promotes sportsmanship and camaraderie and is an inexpensive and less dangerous alternative to many other sports.
The Capital One Rocks & Rings program visits participating schools for a full school day. We take over the gym as classes take turns visiting for 40 minutes sessions of fun and instruction.
Various drills, relays and team-building activities are used to introduce students to the sport of curling. It is a highly interactive program with the emphasis on fun!
Unique indoor floor curling equipment is used to provide a true curling experience without requiring ice! For more information on the equipment used in the program, please visit www.floorcurl.com.
At the end, each participating child receives their own Capital One Rocks and Rings Graduation Certificate that they can share and discuss with their parents.
Visit the Rocks & Rings Home Page to book your class!
- Rocks & Rings
- Glossary of Curling Terms
- Basics of Strategy and Scoring
- Growing the Sport of Curling: Leveraging 2014
- StartCurling.ca Website
- About the Equipment
- Commonly Played Shots – Flash Animation
- Rules of Curling for General Play
- Getting Started in Curling for Adults
- Wheelchair Curling Instruction Videos
- Tim Hortons Teacher Resources for Getting Started in Curling
- Taking the Mystery out of Curling Stones
- Profile of the Canadian Curler
- The History of Curling
- Making Championship Curling Ice