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Curling Services

The Pro Shop offers a complete line of curling equipment and clothing.

Ice Rentals Available

For more information, please contact the Pro Shop at 519.336.2201 extension 234

Curling Contacts

Jamie Parkinson - Draw Master 519.336.2201 extension 234
Jeff Yates - Assistant Draw Master 519.336.2201 extension 234
Don Bourque - Head Ice Technician 519.336.2201 extension 232

FAQs

What equipment do I need to curl?
The only equipment that you need to curl is a curling broom and a slider for one foot. These can be bought for roughly $100.00. The club will provide loner equipment until you buy your own.

How long is a game?
An eight game end usually lasts about 2 hours.
 
How cold is it on the curling rink?
Most people curl in a light jacket or a heavy sweater.
 
How am I assigned a team?
At the beginning of the season leagues are formed. Each league has an approximate skill level. New curlers are placed on teams according to their level of ability and their reason for curling. ( ie: social or competitive)
 
What if I join a team and can’t make a game?
Each league has a list of spares that can fill in for you.
 
Is there instruction available?
At the beginning of each session we offer free instruction clinics for beginners or for those wanting to learn more. The Monday Learn to Curl League has one half hour of instruction each week.
 
How often can I curl?
Each league curls once a week. If you joined two leagues you would curl twice per week, etc.
 
What is a bonspiel?
A bonspiel is a form of tournament. Most are held on weekends. Anyone who wishes to curl in a bonspiel usually has the opportunity to sign up in advance when it is announced. Bonspiels are held at our club and at other clubs around the area. Generally an extra entry fee is charged for participation.
 
Is private instruction available?
Most of our experienced curlers and coaches are more than willing to provide one-on-one help.
 
Is there much socializing with curlers?
One of the main reasons a lot of people curl is for the social aspect. You will get the opportunity to meet many people who live and work in the Sarnia area. Socializing takes place on the ice and after the game.
Sarnia Golf & Curling Club is the only private member club in the Sarnia-Lambton area, and we pride ourselves in providing outstanding service to our Members and their Guests.

As a curling member, you will have the opportunity to enjoy our world class curling facility that has earned the reputation of being one of the finest and largest curling facilities in the province.

Our incredibly hard working and knowledgeable Ice Maintenance Team are constantly taking steps to update and improve their ice making skills.  Our curling members and their guests are treated with top quality ice conditions for both games, practice and/or training sessions.

Being a club for all seasons, our curling members can enjoy the club for a full 12-month period and not just the months that their sport occurs.  This is a key benefit to curling at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, where your membership is more than just curling.  Social activities are planned throughout the year, and all curling members also have access to golf course during the summer months for additional fees.  Our Club has numerous dining areas and can offer our members everything from fine dining, banquet services, special event planning, casual indoor dining, or outdoor dining on our updated patio space.

The Sarnia Golf & Curling Club has many members who participate in both curling and golf, and many other members who choose to only participate in one of these activities.  Regardless, if your membership interests include one activity or both, the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club fully understands the importance of all its members and assists all members to get the most out of their membership offering they select.


Curling League Offerings at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club

Our Club is pleased to offer a wide variety of leagues for your curling enjoyment. Whether you are an experienced curler looking for serious competition or are you are a beginner curler looking for a fun, social atmosphere, we are confident that we have a league that is right for you!  The Sarnia G&CC curling committee, who is made up of SGCC curling members and club management, meets regularly to review our leagues and league offerings to ensure that we are providing leagues that align with the membership’s needs.

Sarnia Golf & Curling Club understands the importance of youth curling and our club offers both junior and little rocker curling programs, as well as maintaining a partnership with our local high school curling programs.  All these offerings are key in providing youth the opportunity to be introduced and learn about the incredible sport of curling.

Below you’ll find a list of the curling leagues we currently offer:

Adult Leagues

PLEASE READ: Is this program right for you? This program is for those that have NEVER stepped foot on curling ice and would like to learn the basic fundamentals of the game. The goal is to join an existing SGCC league following the six-week program and become a ROCK STAR!

If you have basic knowledge of curling, have curled previously, or have participated in a bonspiel, Learn to Curl is not for you. Instead, join one of our Beginner Leagues by clicking here!

This program is offered in a 6-week session and is open for both men & women participants. Sign up a group of friends, neighbours, co-workers or sign up as an individual and be placed in a group. Each week there will be instruction and practice followed by actual ends of curling. The day of week and timing of this program is decided in the fall each year. If you have an interest in curling, this is a great way to be introduced to the game! 

With the growing popularity of Doubles curling, the Sarnia G&CC has brought this exciting format to our club, and it is offered twice per week.  Sunday morning doubles league takes place at 9am on Sunday mornings.  This fast-paced game takes just over an hour to complete and is a great way to improve your shot making skills.  This league allows 2-person team entry or individual’s may sign-up and be paired with another player based on availability.

Our Monday Senior men’s league takes place Mondays at 12:00 pm. The season is divided into two sessions, October to December and January to March. Participants sign up as singles, indicating their experience/preferred positions, and the teams are then chosen by their respective committee members.  This is a great league to meet new curlers and enjoy participating in a fun social league format. 

This league is designed for both the casual and competitive curlers.  This league is a true mixed league that does require an alternating team composition of either (Male/Female/Male/Female or Female/Male/Female/Male).  Members can register for this league individually, in pairs or as a complete team entry.  This league will run a regular season and a playoff format over the course of the entire season.

The SGCC Beginner Curling Leagues are a 6-week program that will provide participants with a friendly league play experience and introduction to the game of curling. Participants in the SGCC beginner leagues will be provided with basic instruction and safety training to allow themselves to thoroughly enjoy this 6-week league. The beginner curling leagues provide a perfect opportunity to join as a team or an individual wishing to be placed on a team. The SGCC beginner leagues encourage team entry submissions from local businesses/organizations or allow teams to gather friend groups who are looking for a great night of fun and socialization.
Start recruiting your team now!

Click HERE to sign up!

Our Women’s curling section run an excellent program and offer leagues on both Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Each of these morning leagues run three draws over the course of the curling season. These leagues provide curling games that appeal to new, intermediate and the experienced curlers.  Curlers looking to participate in either of or both Tuesday/Thursday leagues all sign-up as individuals and the committee will determine the teams and place players in their positions based on their experience and skill levels. 

Tuesday Afternoon open doubles league takes place at noon on Tuesday’s.  This fast-paced game takes just over an hour to complete and is a great way to improve your shot making skills.  This league allows 2-person team entry or individual’s may sign-up and be paired with another player based on availability.

The Tuesday night men’s league is made up of participants with a range of experience from the beginner curler to some of our clubs most competitive/experienced curlers. You can enter as a team or as an individual and be placed on a team. We frequently see teams splitting up in this league with the intentions of welcoming new curlers into this great league!

This league is a perfect opportunity for social curlers who are looking to join a team or enter as a complete team entry, play together, and enjoy a great night out! This is an open league for both men & women. The new Tuesday night open league will be a 6-end league and allow participants to play in (6-Week Sessions).

Players may select to play in one, two or three of the 6-week sessions that will run from November into March.

**only those committed to ALL three sessions will be considered members of the Club, and will be extended member privileges.

Wednesday morning provides our competitive women curlers a morning league in which they can participate.  Skips enter teams at the beginning of the season. Singles can also sign up and will be placed on a team based on availability.

Wednesday afternoons provides the opportunity for our more competitive senior men to play in a daytime competitive league.  Games for this league take place at noon, with overflow games taking place at 9am.  All teams compete in regular season play followed by a playoff format. Skips enter their own teams. Singles can sign up and will be placed on a team based on availability.  An extra fee is charged to each team to augment prizes.

This league is a perfect opportunity for the social curler looking to join a team as well as complete team entries that want to play together but aren’t into the real hard competition. This is an open league for men & women. The Wednesday night open league has been one of our most popular league offerings in the past few years.

The Major League is designed for the stronger teams who are looking for the competitive edge. An extra fee is charged to each team to augment prizes. This league is open to men, women, juniors, or any combination. Players may sign-up as an individual for this league, but often, teams for this league are usually entered in their entirety.

Our Women’s curling section run an excellent program and offer leagues on both Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Each of these morning leagues run three draws over the course of the curling season. These leagues provide curling games that appeal to new, intermediate and the experienced curlers.  Curlers looking to participate in either of or both Tuesday/Thursday leagues all sign-up as individuals and the committee will determine the teams and place players in their positions based on their experience and skill levels.

Play for this league take place on Thursdays at noon and overflow games take place Thursdays at 9am. Skips enter their own teams. Singles can sign up and will be placed on a team based on availability. This league is open to male curlers 50 years of age and over, and female curlers 45 years of age or older. An extra fee is charged to each team to augment prizes.

Participants in this league may sign up as a single, two’s, three’s or as a full team.  At time of registration, participants indicate their preferred position for each round and the convenors will draw the teams. This is an open league for men and women. This league will typically see new teams drawn 2 or 3 times throughout the season.  This league provides excellent opportunity to meet and curl with different people.

The SGCC Beginner Curling Leagues are a 6-week program that will provide participants with a friendly league play experience and introduction to the game of curling. Participants in the SGCC beginner leagues will be provided with basic instruction and safety training to allow themselves to thoroughly enjoy this 6-week league. The beginner curling leagues provide a perfect opportunity to join as a team or an individual wishing to be placed on a team. The SGCC beginner leagues encourage team entry submissions from local businesses/organizations or allow teams to gather friend groups who are looking for a great night of fun and socialization.
Start recruiting your team now!

Click HERE to sign up!

Thursday evenings are comprised of skip’s choice teams. This format allows the competitive teams to play together and gives the newer, less experienced curler a chance to be placed on a team. This league is a women’s only league and provides a great evening of curling for those players who have other commitments during the day.

Our Friday morning senior open league take place on Fridays at 9am.  This league is the perfect fit for players of all levels and teams are formed by the convenors.  This league will see new teams drawn every 5-6 weeks.  A unique part of this league is that each player will play two ends at each position every game.  This fun format has been growing in popularity amongst our senior members. Participants sign up as singles and convenor will draw the teams. 

If you are looking for a great night that includes, 6-ends of fun curling, Fridays are a must. It is a very popular league with THREE (6-week sessions) throughout the season. Teams are formed with the experienced curlers being placed in the Skip/Vice positions and newer/less experienced players being placed in the Lead/Second positions. This league allows curlers to enter individually, in pairs or as a full complete team entry. Friday night open curling is a great way to wind down your week and wind-up your weekend!

Participants may select to play in one, two or three of the 6-week sessions that will run from November into March.

**only those committed to ALL three sessions will be considered members of the Club, and will be extended member privileges.

Junior & Little Rockers

Little Rocker curling is for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. This is an instructional program from 12:30pm to 2:30pm on Sunday afternoons. The program is designed to have fun while learning the game. Curling brooms and step-on sliders are provided. 
  • The children need only to dress warmly, bring helmets, clean running shoes and two rubber grippers
  • Instruction will be given, and volunteer coaches supervise on-ice play

Our junior program is for males and females between the ages of 12 and 20. This group includes both novice and experienced curlers. They play Sunday afternoons between 3-5 pm.