UPDATE: “Try Little Rocks Curling” (Sat Mar 17, 2018)

Due to the overwhelming interest in our “Try Little Rocks Curling” session, we are currently placing any new children on a waiting list. If additional spaces in our session become available, we will contact you as soon as possible.

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.

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

Update: Little Rocks Registration for 2017-18 Season

Thanks to everyone for their interest in our Little Rocks program. As of today, we have received more than 40 applications for the 2017-18 Little Rocks program at East York CC.

At this point, any new applicants will be put on a waiting list.

If you would like your child to be added to that list, please send the following information to littlerocks@eastyorkcurling.ca

  • Child’s Full Name
  • Parent’s Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Child’s Date of Birth

Should any spots become available, we will contact parents in the order they appear on our waiting list. At this stage, however, it’s unlikely that we will accept any more kids.

If your child still wishes to join a Little Rocks program next season, you can try contacting other curling clubs in Toronto. For example: Leaside, Donalda, Scarboro Golf, Tam Heather & Toronto Cricket, to name a few.

We also host a Try Curling session in the spring (traditionally during March Break) for kids who have never curled. Please visit our Web site in Spring 2018 for details.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at littlerocks@eastyorkcurling.ca

Little Rocks 2017-2018 Registration FAQ

Hello Parents & Guardians,

Registration for the 2017-18 season at East York Curling Club is now open!

If you wish to register your child or children in our Little Rocks program, please read the following. (Note: The Little Rocks curling program is for children ages 6 to 11 years old.)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. When does registration for Little Rocks begin? When does it end?

A. Registration for the 2017-18 season started in early April 2017. Registration does not technically end, but during the last two registration periods (2015-16 & 2016-17), we reached our maximum number of applicants in early June.

Q. What is the minimum age for Little Rocks?

A. Your child must be at least 6 years old as of the opening day of the program. Opening day for the 2017-18 season is Sunday, October 15, 2017. No exceptions.

Q. What is the maximum age for Little Rocks?

A. 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.

Q. Do I have to submit a payment with my application?

A. Yes, in order for your application to be officially considered, there must be a payment attached. You may attach a cheque or cash, give us your credit card information or visit the office to use debit.

Q. How many children do you accept into your Little Rocks program?

A. For the last two seasons, we have accepted a maximum of 40 kids into our Little Rocks program. This number is based on several factors, including the number of potential coaches/volunteers and the availability of ice. We have not confirmed a maximum number for the 2017-18 season. A final decision will be made by the Little Rocks Rep.

FAQ FOR RETURNING MEMBERS

Q. My child was in the program last season (2016-17). How do I apply for next season (2017-18)?

A. Submit your application with payment to the club office or complete the online form and give the office a payment separately.

Q. Is there “Priority Registration” for returning members?

A. Yes, there is priority registration for returning members. If your child was a member of our program last season (2016-17), you are guaranteed a spot in the 2017-18 LR program if you submit your application with payment by May 31st, 2017.

Q. What happens if I submit an application for a returning member AFTER May 31st?

A. After May 31st, priority registration no longer applies. Your application will be considered with all new applications in the order they were received.

Q. Is the date for returning LR members different from what appears on the Web site and the regular registration forms?

A. Yes, this differs slightly from the general club policy. The general club policy is that, to guarantee a spot next season, members have until July 29, 2017, to submit an application and payment. Because of the demand and popularity of our Little Rocks program, we have decided that two months is enough time to make a decision to return. So returning Little Rocks curlers have a deadline of May 31st instead of July 29th. After that date, all applications (including new ones) will be considered equally.

Q. My returning LR curler has a brother/sister/friend who is interested in joining Little Rocks. How do I get them into the program?

A. All friends/relatives of returning LR curlers are considered “New Applicants”. See section below for registration details.

FAQ FOR NEW APPLICANTS

Q. My child/children want to join your program for the first time. How do I apply?

A. The first step is to submit your application with payment to the club office or complete the online form and give the office a payment separately.

Q. What happens next?

A. We wait for the earlybird registration period to end. After May 31st, based on the maximum number of kids we accept and the number of returning LR curlers, we will offer any remaining spots to new applicants in the order we received their official applications (which include payment).

Q. When will I be notified if my child has a space in your program or not?

A. In early June 2017, you will receive one of two answers. (1) Your child has been offered a spot in our program. If you accept, we will process your payment. If you don’t, we will return your payment to you. Or (2) Your child has NOT been offered a spot, which means you will be on our waiting list. Should additional spots become available, we will contact parents in the order they appear on the list.

Q. My child is interested in joining and so is his/her friend. Can they join together?

A. All kids apply individually to our Little Rocks program. We do not register friends together or “teams”, like in adult leagues. Both kids would register individually and the rules for returning curlers and new applicants would apply. Depending on when they registered and the maximum number of kids we accept, there is a chance that either, both or none of those kids would be offered spots into our program. If both were offered a spot, that would be due to luck!

If you have any questions, please contact the Little Rocks Rep at littlerocks@eastyorkcurling.ca

Registration now closed for Little Rocks

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the 2015-2016 Little Rocks program at East York Curling Club.
We have already reached our cap of 40 kids. At this point, we will keep a waiting list. Should any spots become available, we will contact parents in the order they appear on the list.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact the main office of the curling club at eastyorkcurling @ rogers.com
Thank you for your interest and support. We are looking forward to an exciting season that includes learning new skills, making new friends, playing games at our club and outside our club and, of course, FUN!
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at the e-mail address below.

Glenn Gabriel
2015-2016 EYCC Little Rocks Rep
littlerocks @ eastyorkcurling.ca

TRY LITTLE ROCKS CURLING

Do you have a child who watched the Brier or Scotties and caught “curling fever”?

East York Curling Club will be offering a “Try Little Rocks Curling” session on Friday, March 20, 2015. The session will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. EYCC is located at 901 Cosburn Avenue. South side of Cosburn, east of Woodbine Avenue.

This session is open to children between the ages of 6 and 12 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 and a LIABILITY WAIVER signed by their parent or guardian.

Also, there is a fee of $10 per child that will be collected at the signup desk. Monies will be used for the East York Little Rocks program.

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

NOTE: There will be a limit of 16 children. However, if we recruit more on-ice volunteers, we will increase the number of available spots.

Cheers,

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

Congratulations!

Team Fair

Team Fair


 

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
Game On! East York Little Rocks Bonspiel
January 3, 2015
Champions – First Place
James Fair
Aidan Tsang
Stella Cole
Rory Malcolmson
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
Game On! East York Little Rocks Bonspiel
January 3, 2015
Second Place
Gus Cousins
Keithan Glennie
Jamie Forrester
Tom Gribilas