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Newsletter - October 2021

Lessons Available

Improve your game with a one-hour lesson from former world junior champion Sterling Middleton, third on the Tyler Tardi team, or level 3 coach Heather Beatty. Prior to heading off to the 2021 Home Hardware Curling Pre-Trials, Sterling will be available for lessons on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Heather is teaching on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 24 and morning of Saturday, Nov. 3. Contact membership services coordinator Richard Brower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-874-0122 to book a lesson.

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Learn to Curl & Novice Leagues

If you know someone who might be interested in taking up curling, then please let them know about our Saturday night learn-to-curl program. The next five-week program starts on Nov. 6.

We also run concurrent five-week novice leagues on Saturday nights that give LTC program participants a place to play once they have learned to curl. We will run five-week LTC programs and novice leagues in the last half of the season, starting on Jan. 8 and Mar. 5.


Open Ice Change

This year we’ve implemented a reservation system that will help you book open sheets at a cost of $10 per hour for practicing, or $80 for a 2 hour team practice (With 10 day advanced booking!). You’re still able to drop in during our open ice times, and if there’s a sheet available, then you can still sign up outside the ice techs’ office for 30 minutes of first come first serve ice time. Ice techs will do their best to identify the open sheets as “drop-in” sheets on the ice schedule board. And if you’ve booked a sheet, then please refer to the screen located in the window of the ice techs’ office.

For more information go to https://vancurl.com/index.php/about-the-club/practice-ice


Fall Teen Program

The fall teen curling program starts on Wednesday, Oct. 13 and runs for 10 weeks. It’s a program with a recreational focus that provides instruction to those who need it to be able to join the others in playing games. Teams are put together each week before curlers head out onto the ice.


Canadian Tire Jump Start Sport Relief 

We are excited to share that Vancouver Curling Club has been selected by @CTJumpstart to receive a grant from their Sport Relief Fund. The fund helps community sport organizations like ours continue to provide access to sport and play for Canadian kids. This grant will go a long way towards helping us to resume Youth Curling and Reopen our club this season. From helping purchase additional cleaning/sanitizing supplies, to coaching for our Junior & Teen Programs and even Youth Jobs helping check everyone's Vaccine Passports. Big thanks to Canadian Tire! #SportReliefFund

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Team Mexico Mixed Doubles Olympic Pre-Trials!

We would be remiss in not mentioning that VCC curlers Estefana Quintero and Ismael Abreu have been curling for Mexico this past week at the mixed doubles Pre-Olympic Qualification Event in Turkey. The event website is at https://worldcurling.org/events/pre-oqe2021?pageType=results.

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Club Provincials

Two teams from our VCC Thursday Open league were competing in Quesnel. Team Forrest and Team Gomes.
Team Forrest placed 4th place and with only 3 players! (It's amazing Kris Davis Survived!)
Team Gomes placed 2nd, narrowly losing in the 8th end of the final on a draw to the button. (Tough one guys!)
Both teams are planning to attend next Club Provincials in Trail March 2022.

Forrest Gomes


Contact Us

Vancouver Curling Club
4575 Clancy Loranger Way
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 2M4

[email protected] 

About VCC

The Vancouver Curling Club is located at Hillcrest Centre in the facility that hosted the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games curling competitions. With eight sheets of ice in a modern, bright and accessible building, the VCC has over 1,400 members who participate in 28 weekly leagues.

The Vancouver Curling Club acknowledges that we operate on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish First Nations who lived here before us and continue to live here.

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