Rural events sponsored by:
Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops Ltd.
Get Ready to Rock!
The Ready to Rock program is a new Curling Alberta initiative which launched in 2021 to increase the diversity and inclusion in curling by encouraging participation from BIPOC youth as well as youth from financially marginalized families. We believe removing barriers to entry and encouraging youth and families from a more diverse socioeconomic and ethnic make-up will ensure that curling continues to be an inclusive sport that fosters a culture where everyone is welcome.
The Ready to Rock program is open to any youth aged 9 to 15 and will accommodate up to 4800 participants in over 50 curling clubs across Alberta. Ready to Rock starts with FREE Try-It Event where participants will have the opportunity to be coached by some of Canada’s top curlers. The Try-It Event will be followed by an 8-week Learn to Curl program where participants will receive 1 hour of curling instruction per week.
Locations in Alberta
Additional “Ready to Rock” program locations for the 2022-23 season will be announced shortly!
- Red Deer
|LOCATION||TRY-IT EVENT||LEARN TO CURL PROGRAM||REGISTRATION LINK|
|Olds Curling Club||Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 | 10AM - 12PM||Dates and time TBA||Register here!|
|Red Deer Curling Centre||Sunday, November 26th, 2022 | 1PM - 3PM||Dates and Time TBA||Register here!|
|Castor Curling Club||Saturday, November 27th, 2022 | 1PM - 3PM||Dates and Time TBA||Register here!|
|Delia Curling Club||Date and Time TBA||Date and Time TBA||Registration Coming Soon!|
KidSport Alberta – Apply for a grant
KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. The KidSport Alberta Provincial Fund provides grants of up to $250 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sport registration fees. Visit https://kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/provincialfund/ to see what chapter covers the area you live in and to apply.
Jumpstart – Individual Child Grants
Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. Jumpstart is committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more. Jumpstart provides grants of up to $300 per eligible kid, per activity, per year towards sport registration fees. Visit https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/individual-child-grants to apply.