***IMPORTANT INFO CONTAINED BELOW **** PLEASE READ ALL OF IT *****
Although it’s still summer and we have Ottawa Pride this weekend, your executive team is busy planning for the 2023-2024 Rainbow Rockers curling season.
We are expanding to 42 teams this season – the biggest the Rainbow Rockers Curling League has ever been!
BUT …. THAT’S NOT THE ONLY NEWS …. we have lots of interesting information to share with you below ….
Please read this entire post to be aware of the upcoming events, and so you don’t lose your spot on your team.
The following topics are included below:
- PRIDE curling event this weekend
- Final Registration deadline/details
- Beginner’s Clinic – Saturday Sept 30th
- 1st Round bye requests
- Opening Day curling & pizza
- OTRB 2024 update
PRIDE Curling Event – Sat/Sun August 26/27
The Inflatable Street Curling Rink setup on Bank Street (near Slater) will have you hurrying hard in no time! We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help people give it a try. If you can spare an hour, please contact Andrew ([email protected]).It’s a lot of fun and was a hit last year. Please consider giving an hour back to the league to help us out.
Final League Registration – T’s Pub Wednesday Sept 13th – 5pm-8pm
All players must pay the remaining balance of your 2023-2024 season curling fee by 8pm on September 13th ($160 for most people, $100 for 5th players, assuming you have paid your deposit). Payment can be made in person by card, cash, or cheque at the T’s Registration Event on September 13th, or by e-transfer to [email protected] if you cannot attend the event. If you have any questions about your amount owing, we’ll be there to answer on September 13th or you can send an email to [email protected]. We have a waiting list, so if you don’t pay by the deadline, there are others who would like to take your spot! 😊
You are invited to join us at T’s Pub on September 13th between 5pm and 8pm for discounted drinks and to pay your outstanding registration fee. Come out to reconnect with your team and league members, meet our new members, and strategize for the upcoming season! More details about the event can be found in the post below.
Skips will receive an email from the Membership Coordinator by September 1st seeking their validation of the composition of their teams (members and positions). Skips, please keep an eye out for that e-mail!
Beginner’s Clinic – Saturday Sept 30th
There will be a beginners clinic Saturday afternoon at the Ottawa Curling Club. It is important for ALL new curlers to attend this clinic on Saturday afternoon. It will involve off-ice and on-ice coaching, and will be a great refresher for those who have curled only a year or two – details to follow soon. New curlers … save this date.
1st Round bye requests
Round 1 of the season will begin on Sunday October 1st and will continue on the following dates ==> Oct 15/22/29, Nov 5/12/19/26, PLUS Saturday November11th. If your team needs a bye, skips please email Patrick ([email protected]) to request a bye BEFORE September 17th.
Opening Day curling & pizza – Sunday October 1st
League games will start on Sunday October 1st. After each draw we will serve pizza to all league members or spares in the club, so if you have a bye that day, come on in and socialize with us.
RRCL Executives will be on hand to answer any questions you have related to the league. You will soon be able to access league information, such as meeting minutes/financials/reports on our website, under the “League” tab.
OTRB 2024 update
The OTRB is now in January 2024 this season! See the website for all the details: https://rainbowrockers.org/otrb/
OTRB Registration opens Saturday October 14th @noon.
Hope to see you all at Pride or at T’s registration or both. Good Curling!
Your Rainbow Rockers Executive Team