Rainbow Rockers Curling League

Ottawa's Gay and Lesbian Friendly Curling League

Upcoming Curling Season – Important details.

THURSDAY SEPT 12th – Rainbow Rockers MEET & GREET

We know it is still summer, but …. you can gear up for the 2019-2020 curling season at the annual Rainbow Rockers Meet and Greet. Complete your registration, pick up the season calendar, check out team rosters, sign up for clinics and the opening day pizza party (see details below).

Meet & Greet Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Place: Beerocracy, 340 Somerset Street W.

The balance of your $210 registration fee ($160) is due on or before September 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM. Payment may be made in person by cash or cheque at the Meet & Greet. If you are unable to attend, please e-transfer your payment by the deadline to:      [email protected]

Alternatively, please e-mail our treasurer, Chad, if you would like to arrange to mail a cheque. Make it payable to Rainbow Rockers Curling League, and mail to 226 Sherwood Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 3V8 in advance of the deadline.

NOTE: We have a waiting list … if your final payment is not received by September 12th you could be replaced with someone on the waiting list. Regular league games commence on Sunday September 29th, so teams must be finalized at the Meet and Greet on September 12th.  Please make arrangements with the treasurer BEFORE September 12th if you cannot attend the Meet & Greet.

PIZZA PARTY – Sunday September 29th.
Join us on Sunday September 29, 2019 for our annual pizza party at 7pm !

Register for pizza at the Meet & Greet or by e-mailing [email protected] before September 25.  This event is free for all rainbow members and spares.

New to curling? Need to brush up? Then a Beginner or Refresher clinic is for you. Both will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The cost is $20 per person. Space is limited. Sign up at the Meet & Greet event, or email [email protected] to register before September 23.

New members are strongly encouraged to attend the beginner clinic.

REGULAR SEASON GAMES – Sunday September 29th, October 6th.
Regular season curling starts on September 29th with draws at 3pm and 5pm. The first round schedule, season calendar and updated spares listing will be posted asap in mid September. Please check the schedule to see if you play on Opening Day, Sunday September 29th. In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the league website, review the essentials of curling etiquette and brush up on league rules at www.rainbowrockers.org.

Due to our league expansion, we will all play more games (for the same fee as last year!), but this also means we need to squeeze more draws into the schedule.  PLEASE NOTE: ALL 40 teams will play a regular season game on Sunday October 6th, and  Saturday October 19th. See the first round schedule for details.

Rainbow Rockers Curling League is Expanding!

We are pleased to announce that there has been significant interest in the Rainbow Rockers 2019-2020 curling season, which will start on September 29th, 2019. 
The result is that we will be expanding from 35 teams to 40 teams!

There are still a very limited number of curling spots left to fill the 40 teams, so we encourage interested curlers to complete their registration form and send to the membership coordinator.

Also, if you have not registered for the summer Bocce & BBQ event, happening on Thursday June 20th, please review the details on the website and register asap. We need to purchase food ahead of time and arrange the bocce teams, so PLEASE RSVP to Jeremy Cheff at [email protected] before Friday, June 14th.

2019 Bocce and BBQ Event

Looking for a great way to kick off summer? Join us for a BBQ and some Bocce Ball on Thursday, June 20th.

The cost is $10 per person (payment to be collected at the event) and includes food and bocce. BYOB but please make sure you arrange for designated drivers or public transport.

This event will be held at 221 North River Road (near the Cummings Bridge and where Rideau Street becomes Montreal Road), the home of our new league President, Steve.  Don’t worry – Collin will be there too!  Arrive before 6:00 p.m., as games will start at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Rain or shine! Please note, there is no parking on River Road but several options on side streets.

Bocce Bocce is a fun and easy game to learn so beginners are welcome! Games will be played on the lawn of the park across the street along the Rideau River. Teams of two are encouraged to sign up in advance, please indicate your team with your RSVP. Don’t know who you want to play with? Sign up individually and be paired with another player.

Bring your friends, partners, and any new or prospective league members to give them a chance to get to know our group. Members of the Executive will be on-hand to meet people and answer questions.

We need to purchase food ahead of time and arrange the bocce teams, so PLEASE RSVP to Jeremy Cheff at [email protected] before Friday, June 14th to secure your spot and your dinner!  

See You This Fall!

With spring (slowly) arriving, the 2018-2019 curling season has come to an end. This past season saw the league host the National Gay Curling Championships and the annual Over The Rainbow Bonspiel. Both events were a huge success thanks the endless efforts of the volunteers from the league and cheerful participants from across Canada who came to Ottawa this year.

The final draw schedule and rankings for this season are now on our website.

Stay tuned over the summer for our annual Bocce Ball tournament and announcements for the sign-up event in September.

Have a great summer everyone and see you all this fall!

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End of Season

It’s April… and although it may not feel like it, it’s time to wrap up another season of Rainbow Rockers curling.  Remaining draws take place Sunday, April 7, Tuesday April 9 (6:00 PM) and Sunday, April 14 (1:00 PM).  All Round 3 games must be completed and scores recorded by April 14 at 5:00 PM.