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Welcome to a new season of curling in Almonte

Once again the Almonte Curling Club is kicking off a new season with unbridled enthusiasm and excitement. We have several initiatives that will have a significant long term positive impact upon this great game in our town.

Once again, early in the season, the ACC is scheduling Learn2Curl, a comprehensive
12 week instructional program. This program was very successful last year, resulting in
many new curlers being introduced to the game, and a significant increase in
membership. We anticipate that the Learn2Curl program will be a resounding success
once again in Almonte.

This season, we are adding a Tuesday morning mixed league, as a result of a very
successful trial run last spring. We are also exploring a Friday evening mixed league to
provide flexibility and opportunities for curlers who desire another evening of curling fun.

This season, the ACC is going to continue to build upon the Safety Program which was
initiated last seaon. Like all sporting activities, there is some degree of risk in curling. We will continue the development of a Safety Program which promotes the
understanding and correct application of safe curling skills and equipment.

We are opening this new season with a fresh new look in the lounge area. A group of
skilled volunteers built a new closet and boot shelf at the front door, and repainted the
entire lounge area.

We will continue to make the most of Social Media opportunites to communicate local
curling information to our members and guests.

The ACC has leagues for all levels of curling and for all ages. Check out our web site or
follow us on Facebook to see the array of choices, and the bargain fees for each.

The ACC runs on volunteer power. Thank you to all of those who contribute their time
and talents to help make our club a success and a fun place to curl.

Please take a look at our Sponsor’s ads in our member’s booklet, in the ice and on the
walls. These local businesses are supporting our club and the great game of curling, so
please keep them in mind when you are shopping.

Art McKay, President

2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings: Volunteer Opportunities

Roar of the Rings 2017 logo

The 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings off-ice action will take place in The Patch. The Patch will be alive with great music, live entertainment, Up Close and Personal and Autograph sessions with the athletes.

Volunteer positions are still available in The Patch in both Bar Services and Patch Banking.

For a description of the positions and to register please go to the Curling Canada website.


Roar of the Rings Future Stars logo

The 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will bring 18 teams of the most elite curlers in Canada to Ottawa from December 2nd to 10th and Ottawa Valley Curling Association youth curlers can be a part of it!

Curlers, between the ages of 12-16 and members of an OVCA affiliated club, can apply to be a Future Star.

The deadline to enter has been extended to June 16 as several communities and families have been affected by flooding. Please feel free to contact Andrea Weedmark at if you have any questions or concerns.

Additional details at OVCA Events.