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
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.
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.
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 9:20am and 12:10pm.
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.View Groups
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.Mens/Ladies Challege Schedule
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 roomsMixed Draw
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.Christmas Funfest
This is a cash bonspiel where we invite other curling clubs to participate. In 2018, it will be our 14th 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.Day Men's Invitational
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.Teams & Times
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.
First Round Schedule:
Division A will be comprised of the teams ranked 1-10 at the end of the 2016-17 year standings.
Division B will be comprised of the teams ranked 11-20 at the end of the 2016-17year standings.
This will be a 10 week schedule consisting of 8 games and 2 byes per team. First night will be Sept 18th
Second Round Schedule:
Division A …. The top 7 teams in Div A at the end of round 1 will remain with the top 3 teams from Div B moving to Div A
Division B … The top 3 teams in Div B at the end of round 1 will move to Div A and the bottom 3 teams from Div A moving to div B.
This will also be a 10 week schedule consisting of 10 games and 2 byes per team. Generally from the beginning of December until the end of Feb. Dates to be announced later.
Round 1 …
Division A … Win 3.5pts – Tie 1.5pts
Division B … Win 2pts - Tie 1pt
Round 2 …
Division A … Win 3.5pts - Tie 1.5pts
Division B … Win 2pts - Tie 1pt
All Division … Win 3.5pts - Tie 1.5pts
Third Round Schedule:
Once the second round is complete the 20 teams will be divided into 4 Divisions of 5 teams each based on the total accumulated points gained from the 1st & 2nd rounds.
Division 1A …. Teams Ranked 1-5
Division 1B …. Teams Ranked 6-10
Division 2A …. Teams Ranked 11-15
Division 2B …. Teams Ranked 16-20
At the start of the 3rd round, and for all Divisions, there will not be any points carried over to the 3rd round. All teams will be reset to “0” points in their new division. In this format you must win your division against the other 4 teams in order to be declared the Division winner. Wins – 3.5pts, ties 1.5pts
End of Round Tie Breakers …. 1st & 2nd Rounds and moving into the 3rd Round 4 Divisions.
First Tie Breaker … Win or Loss Head to Head in that round just completed. If there was no Head to Head in that round then refer to second Tie Breaker.
Second Tie Breaker … Draw to the Button. This will be recorded in Mid October after everyone has got their curling legs under them. Again we will record 2 throws per team. Two different members must make the throws, sweeping allowed. The closest to the button will be used as the 2nd tie breaker and the 2nd recorded distance further from the button will be used as a “Third Tie Breaker”. All measurements will be sent out to all team members so the everyone knows their results.
Third Round – “Division Championships” Tie Breakers:
First Tie Breaker ….
Head to Head in that round.
If there are 3 teams tied at the end of the 3rd round then the team that finished with the Most Points at the end of the Second Round will be declared the winner of that Division. If Two teams were tied at the end of the 2nd round then refer to the draw to the button results to declare a Division winner.
Thursday Open League
Congratulations to the Thursday Night Open League Champions, Ed Warren, Sandy Mutart, Paul Meyer and Doreen deJong. Twenty teams played 20 games over a 25-week schedule and Ed’s team accumulated the most points over the season.
The league format continues to meet the League’s objective of offering curlers a competitive environment that promotes a social community for evening curlers. At the end of each season in consultation with league members modifications to the format to enhance the curling experience are always considered and implemented as necessary. Capping the league at 20 teams continues to provide full ice utilization of the Thursday evening ice and meets the league members’ expectations of only curling on Thursday night at either 7 or 9:15p.
At present it appears that all 20 teams will be returning for the 2017-18 season and will pay their deposit to secure their spot in the league before May 1st. Teams that don’t secure their spot by May 1st risk having the spot given to new teams expressing interest in joining the league.
The Thursday night league will start in late September. As the summer progresses information on league format will be forwarded to Thursday Night skips.
If you would like more information about the league, please contact the Carleton Heights Curling Club and speak to our manager Alex Young. He can be reached by phone at 613-224-6224 or by email at Manager-CarletonHeightsCC@Bellnet.ca
Welcome to the 2017-2018 curling season. We have 18 Teams registered for this season with returning teams and some new teams and faces for this season. League play begins Sept. 15/17 and will end April 6/18. Looking forward to another great curling season.