UPDATE ON LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP
We are pleased to report that season registration is now complete and we have 42 confirmed teams this year. With 5th players included, we’ll have a record 181 league members this year, and a healthy spares list of 15-20 people. We’re also excited to welcome more than 20 new members to the league!
Thanks to all those who came out to T’s on September 13 for the registration event – it was great to catch up with folks and nice to see how excited people are to start the season (even if it means saying goodbye to summer!).
BEGINNER’S CLINIC – SEPTEMBER 30
If you’re new or relatively new to curling you are strongly encouraged to register for the pre-season Beginner’s Clinic taking place on Saturday, September 30 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Ottawa Curling Club. The clinic will be led by experienced league members and include off-ice and on-ice instruction. There is a registration cost of $10. Some equipment may be available but you’re best to bring your own. To register, please send an email to [email protected]. The deadline to register for the Beginner’s Clinic is Saturday, September 23.
INTERMEDIATE CLINIC – NOVEMBER 4
Save the date! This year the league is excited to offer an intermediate clinic for members looking to hone their skills, on Saturday, November 4 from 2-7pm at the Ottawa Curling Club. We are teaming up with Olympian and World Champion Lisa Weagle, as well as other professional and experienced coaches, to offer a clinic for intermediate level players covering both the technical and strategic aspects of the game. More details to come soon!
As in past years, the league will be providing all new members with a metallic name tag that you can choose to wear when you play. If you are a returning member and would like a replacement name tag for a fee of $10, please send an email to [email protected].
League members are responsible for having their own equipment to play (i.e., curling broom, curling shoes or slider, gripper, etc.). If you’re looking to get rid of old equipment that you have accumulated or are a new curler looking to buy used equipment, we invite you to have a look at the RRCL “Buy/Sell” spreadsheet that can also be accessed from the RRCL website. New equipment can also be purchased online or in stores (e.g., Goldline Curling store on Colonnade Road). There is no longer a Goldline store at the Ottawa Curling Club.
SEASON OPENING AND SCHEDULE
League games will start on Sunday, October 1st. After each draw on opening day, 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. Members of the executive will be on hand after each draw to chat or answer any questions you might have.
The list of divisions and schedule for Round 1 will be available shortly. Keep an eye out for an email in the coming days!