Clinics

Clinic Registration

Dates and program for the 2016-17 season are being posted here when confirmed . For more information, contact Richard Brower at msc@vancurl.com or 604-874-0122.


Basic Skills Clinics

$35 plus GST (one day) or $50 plus GST (two day)

A basic skills clinic is a four-hour introduction to curling, running for two sessions of two hours each. The clinics focus on delivering a curling rock and sweeping along with basic knowledge about how the game is played. It is ideal for someone who wants to try curling and then decide on learning and playing more.

Basic skills clinics in September of 2016 are (click on the links for online registration):

Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 15 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm both nights

Saturday, Sept. 17 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Intermediate Clinics

These clinics are designed for curlers who have advanced beyond learning to curl. Participants may be group according to the their experience and skill level.

New for the 2016-17 season, VCC will be offering intermediate clinics that focus on one particular topic only, but more than one topic may be covered in a single day. Registration and payment will be separate for each clinic with a different topic.

Clinics will include:

Delivery: balance, line of delivery, release, weight control (Saturday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Dec. 30) Oct. 22 session to include video analysis.

Sweeping: techniques, timing of rocks, judging rock speed, communication (Saturday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Dec. 30)

Strategy: skipping tactics, shots to call for your team, offensive and defensive strategies and when to use them (Saturday, Nov. 26)

Mental Skills: session with a sports psychologist to learn mental techniques used by successful curlers (tentatively booked for Saturday, Nov. 26)


NEW - Advanced Competition Clinic

The advanced competition clinic provides a learning opportunity for the seasoned competitive league player. Taught by a level 3 certified coach with provincial and national experience, this clinic is for those players looking to improve their level of competition. Participants will learn advanced drills, on-ice strategy, and the most recent and proven sweeping techniques. Psychological aspects of the game, as well as advanced skipping tutorials will also be covered. Video analysis will be provided to refine and perfect delivery.

To attend this clinic you must be currently participating in a competitive league, or have been curling for four or more years in league play. All advanced clinics are four hours long.

Date to be confirmed.


It is possible that a clinic could be cancelled seven days prior to its date, due to low registration attendance. A full refund or reschedule will be provided at that time.