Summer Camps

Curling

Our camps have sport-specific components that were designed with guidance from the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas Head Coaches, while the delivery of the programming is carried out by alumni of the Golden Bears and Pandas as well as by current varsity athletes. Our sport camp programming and age groups are consistent with the guidelines of each sport’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework. 

In addition to the sport-specific training each participant will receive, camp participants will also take part in a number of familiar games which we have adapted to help our participants improve their fundamental movement skills. This will not only serve as a platform for future participation and competition in whichever sport they choose to play, but it will also improve the sport skills associated with the camp they’re presently enrolled in.
 

Camp Stage Descriptions

FUNdamentals

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to build basic curling skills and improve general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent in the Saville Community Sports Centre’s curling rink where participants will develop their delivery and sweeping skills through fun drills and modified gameplay. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the curling sessions.

  • No previous curling experience is required.
  • Specialized half-weight ‘little rocks’ will be used.
  • Brooms and sliders will be provided to those who need them.
  • In accordance with Curling Canada policy, participants are required to wear a CSA approved helmet.
  • Clean athletic shoes, and warm athletic clothing are required for on-ice sessions. A separate pair of athletic shoes and summer athletic clothing are required for the multi-sport sessions.
  • All participants will receive a camp hoodie.
  • Camp Cost $290

Learn-to-Train

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to build curling skills and strengthen general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent in the Saville Community Sports Centre’s curling rink where participants will develop their delivery and sweeping skills through fun drills and modified gameplay. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the curling sessions.

  • No previous curling experience is required.
  • Specialized half-weight ‘little rocks’ will be used.
  • Brooms and sliders will be provided to those who need them.
  • In accordance with Curling Canada policy, participants are required to wear a CSA approved helmet.
  • Clean athletic shoes and warm athletic clothing are required for on-ice sessions. A separate pair of athletic shoes and summer athletic clothing are required for the multi-sport sessions.
  • All participants will receive a camp hoodie.
  • Camp Cost $290

Train-to-Train

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to improve curling skills and refine general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent in the Saville Community Sports Centre’s curling rink where participants will develop their set-up, drive, slide, release and sweeping. Basic tactical concepts related to gameplay will also be covered. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the curling sessions.

  • No previous curling experience is required.
  • Brooms and sliders will be provided to those who need them.
  • In accordance with Curling Canada policy, participants under the age of 12 are required to wear a CSA approved helmet. Helmets are recommended, but not required for participants over the age of 12, Particularly for those with no previous curling experience.
  • Clean athletic shoes and warm athletic clothing are required for on-ice sessions. A separate pair of athletic shoes and summer athletic clothing are required for the multi-sport sessions.
  • All participants will receive a camp hoodie.
  • Camp Cost $290

Engage:

The goals of this camp are to advance technical and tactical curling skills. The majority of the camp will be spent in the Saville Community Sports Centre’s curling rink where participants will strengthen their set-up, drive, slide, release and sweeping. Core tactical concepts related to gameplay will also be covered. Each camp day will feature a session dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the curling sessions.

  • Previous curling experience is required.
  • Brooms and sliders will be provided to those who need them.
  • In accordance with Curling Canada policy, participants under the age of 12 are required to wear a CSA approved helmet. Helmets are recommended, but not required for participants over the age of 12.
  • Clean athletic shoes, and warm athletic clothing are required for on-ice sessions. A separate pair of athletic shoes and summer athletic clothing are required for the multi-sport sessions.
  • All participants will receive a camp hoodie.
  • Camp Cost $305