Curling Canada U15 Challenge Cups

Presented by the Ontario Curling Council

U15 Challenge Cups

The Ontario Curling Council is excited to continue to offer Curling Canada’s U15 Challenge Cups during the 2022-2023 season at the following dates and locations:

  • December 3-4, 2022 – North Bay
  • April 7-8, 2023 – Port Perry Curling Club
  • April 15-16, 2023 – Cornwall Curling Club

 Each event includes:

    • Four “coachable” Triples games
    • Singles competition (and prizes)
    • At least one four-person game
    • Lunch on both Saturday and Sunday
    • Participation certificates for all participants
    • Top three teams awarded with medals
Entry Fee:  $350.00 + HST 

About the event

U15 Challenge Cup events differ from other events as they introduce teams to two new disciplines (Triples and Singles) being used to develop new curlers in Curling Canada’s Youth Feeder System.

Triples

Triples is an exciting format used to teach curlers to become more well-rounded.  Teams will play three 2-end sets, the first two sets are worth two points each, with the third set worth four points.  Players rotate positions every set, giving all players on the team a chance to throw last rock, call strategy, judge/sweep on their own.  Team coaches will be permitted on the ice throughout the whole game to counsel and teach their teams strategy, tactics, ice reading, etc…  Each team will play four six- end triples games as part of the competition.

Singles

All members of the team will also play Singles. Players will throw a set number of shots (different weights, different areas of the sheet, both turns), scores will be recorded. The foundational skills involved in this competition are critical for all successful curlers to have in their skill set.

Here’s where the competition gets fun!  Scores from the Triples competition and the Singles Competition will be combined to create an aggregate score, which will be used to seed teams for the fours competition!  Each team will play two traditional fours games (6 ends each) on the final day of the competition to determine the Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalists of the U15 Challenge Cup!

Take your first road trip! Enter your first Curling Canada Competition!  Learn about two new disciplines that will raise your game to the next level!

Have Questions about the Competition?  Contact Laura Forget – laura@ontcurl.com or 705-358-3288.

Additional details

“Coachable Rules”:

  • Coach may be positioned either behind the back line or between the two hog lines
  • Coach may only interact with their team when they are NOT in control of the house
  • Coaches may not “call sweeping or line” while a rock is in motion
  • Coaches are permitted one 60-second timeout when their team has control of the house for the triples or fours games – all time outs are timed by the other coach on the sheet.

Team Composition:

Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The U15 Challenge Cup Events are a competition for youth curlers with teams comprised of four players. For the 2022-2023 season the age restriction is for players aged fourteen (14) or younger as of June 30, 2022 (born on or after July 1, 2007).

Any combination of players may be utilized (4 male, 4 female, or 4 mixed). Athletes may be from any CurlON- or NOCA-affiliated club. Teams can be of any skill level and composition of players; all players will have to play all positions, therefore having a traditional skip, third, etc. is not necessary. Out-of-province players are welcome, but they must come from a Curling Canada Member Association affiliated Club.

Registration

Each player and coach MUST complete a Curler Profile.  Before a team can register, one member of the team (a U15 curler) must have a Profile. All players will also create a Sideline Learning profile and complete the U15 Athlete portfolio.  Coaches, regardless of whether they are certified or not, are required to complete mandatory coach training (see below).

Teams can register below for a specific event. NOTE: Each player will have to visit this site and click on the Competition Link in the table below to link their Curler Profile with the specific competition.

Coach mandatory training

Certified Coaches will receive Professional Development Credits towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification – but you don’t need to be certified or even a coach to help a team on the ice during this event. 

Any coach accompanying a team to this event must create a Sideline Learning profile, and complete the U15 coach portfolio. For more information on training required for competitions, please visit our Safe Sport Information Page

Forthcoming Challenge Cup Events

LocationDateRegistration LinkRegistration DeadlineCompetition Link
North Bay Curling December 3-4, 2022 Click HERE to registerNovember 25, 2022 - 9:00am
Cornwall Curling Club April 15-16, 2023 Click HERE to registerApril 7, 2023 - 9:00am
Port Perry Curling Club April 7-8, 2023Click HERE to registerApril 1, 2023 - 9:00am
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