Tim Hortons Teacher Resources for Getting Started in Curling
Make use of the student workbook located here to encourage your students’ learning and enthusiastic participation.
Download the Student Workbook Here
If you have any questions, please contact Danny Lamoureux: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.550.2875 (116)
About the Tim Hortons Getting Started in Curling
Curling and physical activity in general have been shown to have a developmentally positive impact on participants, encouraging better states of health, happiness, and academic achievement. To promote these benefits among young Canadians, the Canadian Curling Association has developed Tim Hortons Getting Started in Curling.
This exciting program teaches school kids the fundamentals and skills needed to enjoy curling. It is a three-month program, with the first two months of learning taking place in the gym and classroom, and the final segment being held in a curling club. The program is geared towards Grade 6 students, aiming to get youth interested and participating in curling. By introducing a young demographic to the fun and challenging sport, we hope to nurture more attentive students and to initiate what will turn into a lifelong passion.
This 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.
Every class participating in the Rocks & Rings Program will receive a complimentary Teacher’s Resource Guide
- 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