Juniors and Youth Curling

Pittsburgh Curling Club is working to establish our Junior and Youth Curling Programs.

Our Junior and Youth Curling Programs will be open for ages of 8-18. Our primary objective is to have fun and develop a lifelong passion for curling. Everyone is welcome and all curling equipment will be provided. As curling is a game of etiquette, we encourage and promote good sportsmanship both on and off the ice.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Youth Curling

  • Ages 8-13 ( ages outside of this age range will be decided on a case-by-case basis )
  • Sessions will be approximately an hour long and start with some drills followed by some kind of curling game.
  • Socialization after the games is highly encouraged, curlers call this Broomstacking.

To express interest or to get more information about Youth Curling please contact youthcurling@pittsburghcurlingclub.com

Junior Curling

  • Ages 14-18 ( ages outside of this age range will be decided on a case-by-case basis )
  • Sessions will be approximately an hour and a half long and start with some drills followed by some kind of curling game.
  • Socialization after the games is highly encouraged, curlers call this Broomstacking.

To express interest or to get more information Junior Curling please contact juniors@pittsburghcurlingclub.com

Youth Helmet Policy

All participants in the Youth Curling must bring and wear a helmet while on the ice. We will not be making exceptions and the club will not be providing helmets. Properly fitting bicycle, skateboard, ski, snowboard, and hockey helmets are examples of typically acceptable options. There are others which can also work, and the Junior Coordinator will have the discretion to approve or reject adequacy of head protection.

SafeSport

All junior and youth curling instructors have been SafeSport certified. USA Curling’s Safe Sport

Competitive Junior Curling


Junior and Youth Bonspiels ( curling tournaments )

Numerous curling clubs around the country hold Junior and Youth Bonspiels throughout the year. These are a good chance to meet some great people and test your skills against other teams. Some of these Bonspiels also are qualifiers for USA Curling’s National Championship

USA curling’s Junior U21 National Championships

Junior U21 National Championships are aimed at developing junior curling by providing a competitive experience to determine the nation’s top teams (boys and girls) under the age of 21. The winning teams at the U.S. Junior National Championships advance to represent the United States at the World Junior Curling Championships.

USA curling’s U18 National Championships

U18 National Championships are aimed at developing junior curling by providing a competitive experience to determine the nation’s top teams (boys and girls) under the age of 18.