U25 Wheelchair Curling Learn-to-Curl Program
We are excited to launch our new 10-week instructional program dedicated to the sport of wheelchair curling – the first of its kind in the Ottawa region. The RA is grateful for the support and partnership of Curling Canada’s “For the Love of Curling” philanthropic program.
About the program
The program is designed specifically for those under age 25 and is based on curriculum developed by Curling Canada. The purpose is to have fun while gaining an appreciation for the fundamentals of curling. Guided by trained instructors and coaches, participants will explore the strategies of the game and learn to deliver a rock from a stationary wheelchair. The program also includes elements of physical fitness, wellness, and mental preparation. The program will run from Saturday October 14 – Saturday December 16, 2023.
After completing the program, wheelchair curlers can continue to develop their skills by joining various leagues at the RA Curling Club – days or evenings or both – and by enrolling in our follow-up “Curl for Life” development program.
To participate in the U25 program, participants need to have a relatively high level of physical independence. For safety reasons, personal support workers or assistants are not allowed on the ice surface. Family and friends are welcome to watch from the stands near the ice area.
Interested? Here’s what you need to know to participate.
U25 Wheelchair Curling Learn-to-Curl
Designed for ages 14 – 25.
For more information about the U25 wheelchair curling program, please
reach out to Member Services by phone at 613-733-5100 or email at email@example.com.
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Did you know?
The RA is the only curling club in Ottawa that integrates wheelchair curlers with able-bodied curlers in league play. You can find out more about our various leagues in the Membership & League Options section and read the RA’s commitment to creating a culture of inclusivity and diversity here.
About wheelchair curling
According to the World Curling Federation: “Wheelchair curling is for individuals who are unable to walk or can only walk short distances. This includes players with significant impairments in lower leg/gait function, such as spinal injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or leg amputation, who use a wheelchair for mobility.”
There is no sweeping in wheelchair curling. Each throw requires a high level of accuracy.
Wheelchair curling was introduced as a Paralympic medal sport in 2006 and Canada won the first three gold medals in 2006, 2010, and 2014.