Can-Am Registration for the 2018-2019 Curling Season

 
The Can Am League is now open to interested curlers of all experience levels. This league is 90% full with returning members but we currently have a few spots remaining after our member signup period ended. New curlers are welcome in Can Am. In past seasons joining Can Am was the only way for new curlers to join a league.

There will be two draws this season. Draw 1 will begin at 9:30 PM and Draw 2 will begin at 11:15 PM. Games will be six ends in length in order to allow time for the two draws. Start times for all teams will alternate between early and late. Along with the Olympic League, which is now full, this structure allows us to add 40-80 new curlers to our club.  More is better as we transition to our new, dedicated curling facility.

As in previous seasons Can-Am will consist of A and B groups and will play on alternating Saturdays. There are 10 regularly scheduled matches for each group. The top teams in each group make the finals. Members of a Can-Am group may spare in the other Can-Am group and during Olympic League Curling (see below) at no additional cost. While we strive to honor everyone’s choice of Group A or B, we may have to shuffle people between the groups to balance out the schedule.

The 2018-2019 ice schedule is here.

If you have any questions regarding registration just ask Brian at membership@pittsburghcurlingclub.com.

If you have any questions regarding league structure contact scheduling at scheduling@pittsburghcurlingclub.com.

New Member Information

New members do not need any equipment to get started. We supply brooms and sliders which is all you need. The registration form asks for the size of slider you would like. Slider sizes are listed on this page. Don’t fret too much about slider size. If it’s not right we can can fix it later. If you have any questions please email Brian at membership@pittsburghcurlingclub.com.

You may register as a full team, a partial team, or as an individual. We attempt to fill partial teams with individuals. (A team is four players.)

If registering as a full or partial team, there’s a place on the registration form to enter teammate names.

The registration fee is per person.

What's a Spare?

There are always a few people who can’t play for various reasons on any given week. When a team is short one or more players they need a spare. If you want to spare you get your name put on the spare list. “Permanent Spares” are people who joined to spare all the time. They do not have a team so they get first dibs on spare spots available. Once the Permanent Spares are placed, others who volunteered to spare get placed on a first come first serve basis.

Downside… Spares, including Permanent Spares, are not eligible for awards or play-off recognition.

It sounds complicated, but it isn’t. Sparing is fun. You get more practice time and you get to meet a lot more people.

 

Membership Categories and Fees
Can-Am – Adult (Ages 21-59) $250.00  
Can-Am – Senior (Ages 60+) $225.00 During registration you’ll pay $250. You’ll be refunded $25 after enrollment.
Can-Am – Student (Full-time student) $225.00 During registration you’ll pay $250. You’ll be refunded $25 after enrollment.

All fees are per person.

Note that fees are not deductible for income tax purposes.

Payment Method

Payment of fees will be through PayPal only this season. No checks will be accepted.

You do not need a PayPal account to pay your fee. The PayPal payment gateway accepts payment by credit card if you do not have a PayPal account.

Note to students and seniors: Please pay the $250. You will be refunded $25 as soon as Brian can get’er done.

A registration form pops up following payment. If it doesn’t, no worries. We’ll email you for the additional information that we need.