The Ontario Curling Council and its member associations, Curl ON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association – share a mission statement, which is “To promote, develop, and grow curling as a recreational and competitive sport in Ontario.”
We are excited to announce that, through the generous support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s Ontario Sport Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF), we will focus on growing the sport through the province-wide implementation of an already successful Adult Learn to Curl Program.
This two-year project is focused on growing the sport of curling with our curling clubs, through optimal use of the Curling Canada’s highly successful Adult Learn to Curl Program. Our plan is to train approximately 24 Instructor Trainers across the province, who will run 12-15 Regional Training sessions for an expected participation of 75-100 curling clubs. At these Regional Training Sessions, each participating club will send a minimum of two people to be trained as Club Trainers, the on-ice trainers who will teach the game to new curlers. We will teach the Club Trainers the optimal way to run a Learn to Curl Program, while at the same time working with the curling clubs to develop the business model to support the program. In addition, we will teach clubs how to run successful Membership Recruitment Events or Open House Events to get people in the door, provide them a brilliant first experience, and get them signed up for a Learn to Curl program.
Our goal is to facilitate 100 Adult Learn to Curl Leagues, running with club trainers who have been trained through this program.
This comprehensive program is designed to attract new curlers, train them and retain them as long term members. People are more likely to keep playing the sport if it is fun, reasonably priced, and they master the technique quickly. Unlike traditional one-day clinics, this program helps entry level and novice curlers become progressively better through continued weekly instruction by trained instructors.
Enrollment in the Ontario Curling Council’s Adult Learn to Curl Program provides clubs not only with a comprehensive Adult Learn to Curl Program Guide, but an extensive list of value-added Tools and Resources to enable clubs to focus on, and be successful at, recruitment and membership.
Tools and Resources included in this program are:
- Adult Learn to Curl Program Guide
- A Regional Training Session for two ALTC Club Trainers who will teach the ALTC program
- An Informational Training Webinar for one club member dedicated to supporting membership growth through the ALTC Program
- Access to digital media / video / webinars in support of the Adult Learn to Curl Program
- Program support of:
- How to recruit new members
- How to recruit and retain volunteers
- How to maximize the “First Experience”
- How to leverage Social Media
- Adult and Youth Learn to Curl brochures
- Adult and Youth Learn to Curl flyers
- And so much more…
Want to learn more about the program? Free weekly program information webinars are being held where you can hear about the program, ask questions and learn from other clubs.
Register for a webinar today:
|Wednesday, January 18th, 2017||2:00 PM EST||Register for this Webinar|
|Tuesday, January 24, 2017||7:00 PM EST||Register for this Webinar|
|Wednesday, January 25, 2017||2:00 PM EST||Register for this Webinar|
|Tuesday, January 31, 2017||7:00 PM EST||Register for this Webinar|
Train the Trainer Workshops
Check back often as more workshop will be added.
- Sunday, January 22, 2017 – Richmond Hill
- Sunday, January 29, 2017 – Midland
- Sunday, February 12, 2017 – Quinte Curling Club
- Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Golden Acres Curling Club (Blenheim)
- Sunday, March 26, 2017 – Idlywylde Golf and Country Club (Sudbury)
- Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Dundas Granite Curling Club (Dundas)
Interested in getting your club involved in this program?
Have Questions? Contact our Program Coordinator, Byron Scott, at firstname.lastname@example.org.