Carleton Heights Curling Club is proud to offer one of the longest curling seasons in the Ottawa area! Our season starts off with summer leagues as early as the end of August and finishes the season off at the end of April with a Club Championship. We offer a large variety of leagues that accommodate a wide range of curlers. So, whether you’re a recreational player or someone competitive; if you’re young, old or somewhere in-between, Carlton Heights is sure to have a league suitable for you.
Learn more by selecting one of the leagues that interest you from the menu above.
Welcome to the bantam/junior information page!
Welcome to Little Rocks! Here is some information about the program:
As always, please feel free to contact me if you have questions or suggestions for improving the program.
Little Rocks Coordinator
h: 613-738-1596 or w: 613-225-5050 ext 4145
2018 / 2019 Season:SCHEDULE
We are a group of women from all walks of life who enjoy curling recreationally each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. (no early or late games!) from late September until mid-April. Our season is split into two halves: September through December, and January through April. Players sign up to the league individually, and are placed on a different team for each half based on their experience in curling.
With a maximum of 40 players, there is plenty of time to play. Each draw is comprised of 10 weeks, and each player will get roughly 8 games and 2 byes per half. As we curl in the winter, we reserve a few nights at the end of our second half for makeup games in the event of a “snow night”. In the event that a snow date is not needed, these nights are used for fun games and skill development.
In addition to regular membership dues, our league also collects a nominal social fee which goes toward subsidizing annual dinners in December and April where we take the opportunity to connect off-ice. The Business Women’s league is also a proud supporter of local charities, using our December dinner to raise money for great causes supporting women and families, and are active participants in the club’s annual Breast Cancer Bonspiel.
The Business Women’s league enjoys membership in the Ladies Curling Association, and participates in a number of bonspiels in the greater Ottawa area, at all levels, throughout the season.
We are always looking for spares. Members of Carleton Heights Curling Club in good standing can spare an unlimited number of times. Non-members can pay membership to be put on our priority spare list, which means that you get called first any time a spare is needed; a non-member can play 3 times per season prior to being asked to pay membership.
Should you be interested in joining us, please contact the club manager, who will put you in touch with our membership coordinator.
Tuesday Open Fixed League:
Ever wondered who those people are? Those great curlers using CHCC ice every Tuesday evening? They are the D.A.R.A. League (Dept. of Agriculture Recreation Assoc.).
This league began in 1961 at Lansdowne Park, mostly Bldg. 3 (Glebe). They had 2 full nights, one for competitive teams and one for drawn teams. At one point they had so many curlers they had 3 draw times in 2 buildings on each Tuesday.
Lansdowne was looking to reduce its curling operations. In 1991, DARA negotiated 2 rental contracts; CHCC, Tuesdays at 5 & 7 pm for its fixed teams, and Granite CC, Wednesdays at 5 pm for its social curling. So, DARA has been here since September 1991.
About Day Ladies
The Day Ladies League provides female curlers with the opportunity to have fun and enjoy the challenging sport of curling. Newcomers regardless of skill level are welcome.
Some features of curling with the Day Ladies include:
Opportunity to curl each week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or both days.
These are separate leagues, giving you the chance to play on different teams during the season.
Fixed teams or Draw teams are available on Thursdays, your choice. Draw times are 9:15am and 11:30am.
2018 Day Ladies Garden Party
2018 Day Ladies Golf Day
What is Carleton Heights Day Men’s Curling?
A general statement would be that we are about 100 men that curl at Carleton Heights Curling Club each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from September to late April. Our activities are directed by our Day Men's Executive who are overseen by the Club Executive.
The activities include:
There are two types of Fixed Team Curling, teams created by our Special Events Coordinator, from sign-up sheets, and Skip’s Choice where skips choosing their team members. The three team events lasting a couple of months are:
Unless otherwise specified on the posted Day Men’s Schedule, Day Men’s curling is considered Open Curling. Those who come to curl are assigned to teams on a “draw from the board” basis, using name tags that hang on the Day Men members’ board.
In order to avoid having too many curlers show up to curl on any given day we divide the membership in four and then assign each man to a group represented by a letter A, B, C and D. One of these groups, in turn, is considered “on standby”, meaning they would play only if fewer than 32 curlers show up wishing to play. This currently applies only to Monday curling.
This is a fun event where eight Day Men teams play eight of the Day Ladies teams. This event occurs twice per season, the first is held the third Wednesday of November and the second event is held the third Wednesday of February. Each game is a four ended game where the second group of players assumes the points of the first group. It is followed by a lunch. To register to play in this event you need only put your name on the sign-up sheet that is posted in the Men’s Change Room about three weeks prior to the event. The Vice President is responsible for this event and the person who creates the teams.
This is a combination of Day Men and Day Women that play on mixed teams and are overseen by the Mixed Curling Coordinator. The “Mixed” is run for four weeks starting the first week in January and are played on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM. The sign-up sheet can be found during the month of December in the change rooms
Our Christmas Funfest is held towards the end of the December curling schedule. In the morning we play two four end games of curling followed by lunch that is catered. Sign-up sheets are up in November and you can choose to be assigned to a team to play or to just come out for the lunch.
This is a cash bonspiel where we invite other curling clubs to participate. In 2019, it will be our 15th annual day long bonspiel. The bonspiel is limited to 16 teams, two draws that play two games of eight ends. Lunch is provided between games. The “Past President” is the person responsible for the running of this bonspiel.
Our AGM is held the second week of April where two, four end games are played and is followed by a lunch. Sign-up sheets to play or to just have lunch are posted in March. After the lunch the AGM is held to discuss how the members feel about the past season and discuss possible enhancements for the next season. The election of the Day Men’s Board of Directors takes place at this meeting and to elect the executive for next year.
Welcome back to Carleton Heights Monday Open. Tom Hayward your new Thursday Open Coordinator and myself are putting forward a new format to keep a better balanced competitive league. Please review, I welcome your comments and am looking forward to another exciting season. The schedule well be released shortly so please watch for that as it will also be posted on the club website.
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Thursday Night Open League champions, Team Richardson, of:
2018-2019 Season:SCHEDULE Contact List Mixed League Format Standings
Last Years Standings & Archives:Standings 2017-18 Season Summary 2017-18 Past Champions
Welcome back to 2018-19 Curling Season.
This year we are a full with 20 teams, including some new team and curlers to Friday Night Mixed and to CHCC.
Please contact League Coordinator for more info.
Greg Hodgins, League Coordinator
Debbi Craniford, Social Coordinator
Dec 6th, 2018