CAN Curl More: Discover Wheelchair Curling*
In the 2011-2012, Curl BC established CAN Curl More a second phase to the very successful CAN Curl. CAN Curl More clinics are 4 hour coach facilitated on-ice and in-class introduction to wheelchair curling clinics, hosted at curling clubs across BC. The goal for CAN Curl More clinics is get more people with disabilities in league play, having experienced a positive and professional first time experience.
|CAN Curl More: INTERMEDIATE Wheelchair Curling||Fri. Mar. 15, 2013||11:30 to 3:30 p.m.||Langey Curling Club
(email ac.cblrucnull@gnuoyreklawe to sign-up)
|Wed. Mar 13, 2013|
|Vancouver Can Curl More: Discover Wheelchair Curling||Sat. Mar. 16, 2013||11:30 to 3:30 p.m.||Marpole Curling Club||Thurs. Mar 14, 2013|
Limited spots are available. Their is no cost to participate. Participants must bring their own wheelchair to the clinic.
* This initiative is made possible through financial contributions from the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Sport CanadaParticipants at CAN Curl More: Discover Wheelchair Curling clinic – Langley
CAN Curl More Testimonals
“I must be honest. I wasn’t enthusiastic to play. But now, I even want to put a team together. I’m PSYCHED.”
“Great! Lots of fun.”
“Might take up the game.”
A special thanks to the BC Paraplegic Association and the BC Wheelchair Sports Association for their cross promotion and servicing of these clinics.
CAN Curl: Intro to floor curling
Curl BC launched CAN Curl in the 2010-2011 seson, thanks to funding from the Canucks for Kids Fund, the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). CAN Curl is a first contact introduction to floor curling for individuals with a disability. Using specialized indoor curling equipment paired with additional adaptive equipment, participants are given an opportunity to try the tactical and strategic sport in a gym setting. The sessions are facilitator lead 45 minute to 2 hours in length. Pizzeria, Curbowling, The More the Merrier and many more fun drills, skills, games and cheers are but some of what participants experience.
To inquire about booking a CAN Curl session please contact Elisabeth Walker-Young, Curl BC Special Project Coordinator (604-333-3622).
Wheelchair curling leagues in BC
Did you know wheelchair curling is the newest sport in the Paralympic Winter Games Programme?
It was introduced to the Paralympic Games in 2006 in Torino, Italy.
Team Canada won gold and defended that title with another gold at their home Games held in Vancouver in 2010!
If you are interested in wheelchair curling within your community in BC please contact Penny Bartel at 604-333-3620 or ac.cblrucnull@letrabp
Unsure your facility is equipped or ready to include children with a disability into your Little Rock and Junior Programs? Read this guest blog by Curl BC regarding inclusion and adapting programs.
Learn to curl in a wheelchair
Learn to instruct wheelchair curling
Wheelchair curling instruction manual (this also includes of the rules of play at the end of the document)