A Sport for Everyone
Curling is one of the few sports that can be practiced for a lifetime regardless of your age, gender, or level of ability.
In addition to being a team sport with a great social component, curling also offers a wide range of game levels that can satisfy both beginners and elite players: ice rental, integration, and recreational league, competitive circuit, etc.
Curling is one of the few sports that can be practiced for a lifetime regardless of your age, gender, or level of ability. There are several alternatives available which include Wheelchair Curling, Stick Curling, Blind Curling, Deaf Curling, and more!
There are several resources available to centres to encourage them to the game of curling, including:
You can also take a look at our Youth Programs which are specifically aimed at helping youth develop a love for the sport!
Wheelchair curling is an adaptation of curling for athletes with a disability. The rules are very similar to able-bodied curling to the same but do have differences. Wheelchair curling is played with the same rocks and on the same ice as able-bodied curling, though the rocks are delivered from a stationary wheelchair with a strick broom and there is no brushing. Just as abled-bodied curling is, curling can be recreational but there is also an opportunity to become competitive.
You can take a look at our Wheelchair Experience Program to find the nearest program to you.
Special Olympics is a global grassroots movement, that brings community programs and competition opportunities to more than 4.5 million children, youth, and adults with intellectual disabilities across 170 countries worldwide. One of the sports that they offer is curling.
For more information on Special Olympics Saskatchewan and how to get involved head HERE.
Curling is a sport for everyone to enjoy. People who have trouble bending down to get into the sliding position can plan the adapted version, Stick Curling!
Stick Curling is played with 2 personal teams and the delivery of the stone is done with a Delivery Stick. And sweeping/brushing is not allowed between the hoglines. This is a great opportunity for those who want to keep the community of curling in their lives, but with less toll on their bodies.
For more information on Stick Curling in Saskatchewan contact Goard at 306.539.4616
An individual’s journey into curling begins with community centres. It’s crucial that centres are able to create environments where people feel welcome and enjoy their experience. This will help foster a new wave of diverse members. It is important that they feel safe and free of any discrimination or maltreatment.
Curling Canada has created a digital resource kit in support of creating meaningful change toward greater diversity and inclusivity in the sport of curling.
This guide has been broken down into tangible areas of focus, that can be reviewed, adapted, and implemented, either independently or as part of a more holistic journey for the growth and betterment of our sport.
Wheelchair curling is an adaptation of curling for athletes with a disability. The rules are close able bodied curling to the same but do have differences. Wheelchair curling is played with the same rocks and on the same ice as able bodied curling, though the rocks are delivered from a stationary wheelchair and there is no brushing.
Opportunities exist for curlers at all levels, regardless of experience or exposure to curling.
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