Little Rocks Registration Age Change for 2018-2019 Season

Please read the following if you are planning to register your child into the 2018-19 Little Rocks season at East York Curling Club.

Starting with the 2018-19 season, we are raising the minimum age of our Little Rocks program to 7 years old.

This change means that children who want to enrol in our Little Rocks program must be 7 years old on the start date of our program, which (for the 2018-19 season) is Sunday, October 14, 2018. No exceptions.

Nothing has changed regarding the maximum age. As stated in the previous registration FAQ:

If your child is 12 years old at the start of the LR season, you must register for the Junior (U21) program. If your child is 11 and turns 12 before January 1st, 2018, you must also register for the Junior program. However, if your child is 11 and turns 12 on January 1st or afterwards, you may apply to the Little Rocks program.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me (Coach Glenn) at the email address below.

Thanks in advance for your understanding,

Coach Glenn Gabriel
2017-18 EYCC Little Rocks Rep
littlerocks@eastyorkcurling.ca

“TRY LITTLE ROCKS CURLING” (SAT MAR 17, 2018)

Do you know a child who is 7 to 11 years old and has never curled before? If they are interested in trying it out for the first time, we have an opportunity for you!

East York Curling Club will be offering a “Try Little Rocks Curling” session this Spring.

The details:

  • Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 (Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day!)
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: East York Curling Club, 901 Cosburn Avenue (east of Woodbine Avenue)
  • Fee: $20/child

This session is open to children between the ages of 7 and 11 who have never curled before!

If you are interested, please send an RSVP E-MAIL to Coach Glenn at littlerocks@eastyorkcurling.ca with your child’s full name and birthdate.

Curling equipment will be provided, but children will be expected to bring a HELMET, CLEAN RUNNING SHOES (preferably indoor use only) and a LIABILITY WAIVER signed by their parent or guardian.

All fees will benefit the East York Little Rocks program.

If you have more questions, please feel free to e-mail me at the address below.

NOTE: We reserve the right to close registration at any time and start a waiting list. So register early!

Cheers,

Glenn Gabriel
2017-2018 East York CC Little Rocks Rep
littlerocks@eastyorkcurling.ca

Little Rocks Rest-of-Season Schedule (Jan to Apr 2018)

Here is the schedule of our remaining Little Rocks practices and special events:

  • Sun Jan 14 – First Little Rocks (LR) practice back at East York CC
  • Sun Jan 21 – Regular Practice
  • Sun Jan 28 – Regular Practice
  • Sun Feb 4 – Regular Practice
  • Sun Feb 11 – Regular Practice
  • Sun Feb 18 – Regular Practice (Family Day Weekend)
  • Sun Feb 25 – NO PRACTICE (Chad Chandler Cup Bonspiel)
  • Sun Mar 4 – Regular Practice
  • Sun Mar 11 – Regular Practice (Mini-Olympics Day #1)
  • Sat Mar 17 – “Try Curling” Day for new curlers
  • Sun Mar 18 – Regular Practice (Mini-Olympics Day #2)
  • Sun Mar 25 – Regular Practice (Mini-Olympics Day #3)
  • Sun Apr 1 – NO PRACTICE (Easter Sunday)
  • Sun Apr 8 – Closing Day!

Any questions, please contact Coach Glenn Gabriel at littlerocks@eastyorkcurling.ca

Game On! Little Rocks Bonspiel Report (Sat Jan 6/18)

On Saturday, January 6th, East York Curling Club hosted the sixth annual Game On! Little Rocks Bonspiel. Although the temperatures were in the -20C range, we had a full draw of 12 teams. Almost 50 kids represented 10 different clubs from across the Greater Toronto Area, including two teams from our own club!

Thanks to the donors who made our raffle a great success!
And thanks to the many parents and friends of our Little Rocks program who donated items for our raffle!

Team Wrightson from Paris CC (L to R: Ryan, Eric, Adelle, Kara)

Congratulations to our winning team, Team Wrightson from Paris Curling Club! And congratulations to Team Leonienco from Sutton and Team Radia from Richmond Hill who placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Lastly, I want to thank the people whose support made this event a success:
  • Club Manager Carolyn Fleming & Club Administrator Brittany Shulist for their pre-event support
  • East York Staff Kevin, Joe, Angelo & Jodi for their help on bonspiel day
  • Alice & Grace, two amazing volunteer parents who helped organize the prizes, raffle table and donations
  • Chef Mike Maddin
  • Our photographer, Cameron Ballantyne-Smith.
  • Our graphic designer, Sharon Gough, who created our flyer.
  • All of the volunteers who helped us at the bonspiel, both off and on the ice. Events like this are impossible to put together without their help.

We strive to make our bonspiel better, year after year. If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback, please feel free to share it with us.

Once again, thank you for being a part of the 2018 Game On! Bonspiel. We hope to see you next year! Tentative date: Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Coach Glenn Gabriel
Game On! Bonspiel Organizer & 2017-2018 East York CC Little Rocks Rep