Coming Up at the VCC

With a busy bonspiel season ahead of us, along with a number of exciting curling events, the VCC would like to take this opportunity to announce upcoming events at the Club.

Fri - Sun, Jan 23 - 25
Pacific Rim Curling Club's "Pac Rim Cup" Bonspiel

Thursday, Jan 29 - 4:30-6:30
VCC 8-Week Learn to Curl Program (Thursdays) Starts
- 8-Week program also starts Feb. 21st (Saturdays 12-2pm) - Click here to Register

Sat, Feb 7th and Sun. Feb 8th
CurlBC Coaching Clinic - Open for Registration - If you've ever wanted to coach curling, or just want to improve your own game, this clinic is for you! - Click here to Register

Sat, Feb 14
Doubles Bonspiel

Mon - Wed, Feb 16 - 18
Sr. Men's "OK Tire Cup"

Thur - Sun, Mar 5-8
18th Annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel
- This is a must attend event and the VCC's Premiere Charity Cash Spiel

Coach Beginner Curling Groups at the VCC

If you're like many athletes or casual sports enthusiasts, you know that coaching not only enriches the grass-roots development of a sport, it also improves your own game. On Feb. 7th and 8th, CurlBC in partnership with the Vancouver Curling Club is hosting a Club Coach Workshop here at the VCC.

The CurlBC Club Coach workshop (Link to Registration) is the most effective way to learn how to coach the sport of curling to beginners and at the club level. You will graduate the coarse as a certified club coach under CurlBC. The workshop teaches coaches how to provide safety demonstrations and help their students learn about the fundamentals of delivery, sweeping, and strategy.

Plus, once you're certified, the Vancouver Curling Club offers paid and volunteer assignments to coaches for our rental groups, novice, high school and junior leagues, open houses, and many more coaching opportunities. This will give you the ability to keep your coaching skills sharpened, while also taking home some extra income.

Sign up for the CurlBC Club Coach workshop today!

Ann de la Hey Appointed as General Manager

VCC members,

On behalf of the Board of Directors it is our pleasure to appoint Ann de La Hey as the General Manager of the Vancouver Curling Club. Ann joined us in August of 2014 [as the Interim General Manager] leading us through a time of immense change. She has done a superb job of bringing together a strong team, leading the organization, and working strategically with our Board to build a strong, viable, and sustainable club.

Learn to Curl at the VCC

Join our 8-Week Learn to Curl sessions and learn about curling in a small group with a dedicated coach!

Starting January 29th (Thursdays) OR Feb 21st (Saturdays) we will be running an 8-week introductory program for beginners looking to learn about all aspects of the curling game.

Participants will be placed in a small group of eight curlers and paired with an experienced coach for a series of eight weeks. Start out learning the basics of throwing rocks and curling rules, progressing to sweeping, team communication and game strategy! The eight weeks will comprise of on-ice instruction (60%), off-ice strategy talk (10%), and mini game time (30%).
Program Cost: $165 + GST - Cost includes broom, gripper and slider rental

Register here: http://www.vancurl.com/vcc-learn-curl-2015

Two schedule options:

8-Week Learn to Curl Program Runs on Thursdays from 4:30pm - 6:30pm OR Saturdays from 12pm - 2pm. *Please note - The schedule does not run every consecutive week, there are a off-weeks. Click here for a downloadable PDF schedule.

Dates:
Thursdays: Jan. 29 - Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Mar. 12, 19 - Apr. 2

Saturdays: Feb. 21, 28 - Mar. 14, 21, 28 - Apr. 4, 11, 18

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