Curl Jams are a novel way for curlers and non-curlers alike to come together and enjoy this wonderful sport.
About Curl Jams
Curl Jams take place once a month on a Friday night. These evolved as a way to make curling accessible to a wider community of people. Beginner curlers, recreational curlers, and competitive curlers all fit in on a Curl Jam evening. Your fee for the evening includes the following:
1) Four ends of Dice Curling
2) A snack of some sort
3) Live Entertainment of some sort
Every Curl Jam has a different theme, and therefore different entertainment and snacks. Some examples of what has been done in the past include:
- Pizza and Live Music
- Taco in a Bag and Name That Tune
- Nachos and Trivia Night
- Popcorn and Bingo
- Karaoke and a Dip Bar
- Minute to Win it Games and a Fry Bar
If you attend a Curl Jam and have an idea for entertainment or a snack that you would like to see us do, please bring it to our attention! We are always looking for new talent and new ideas.
When are the Curl Jams?
We will host five Curl Jams this season. Click on any of the links below to be redirected to the registration page. Please come back this fall for more information about the themes of the five Curl Jam Events.
If these dates don't work for you, please don't give up on us! We host plenty of other events throughout the season including Doubles Nights, A U5 Beginner Bonspiel, and a Year End Windup Bonspiel. Check these out and explore our website for more.
Each Curl Jam is $20.00/Person. For your $20.00 fee, you get the following:
- 4 ends of Dice Curling
- A snack of some sort
- Live entertainment of some kind
If you register for all 5 Curl Jams at once, you will recieve a punch card and a discount! A punch card for all Curl Jams is $85.00 + GST - a $15 savings. Click here to be redirected to the 5 Pack Punch Card registration page. These punch cards are non-refundable, but are not restricted to use by only one participant. If you are unable to use one of your punches, or would like to treat someone to a night out, one or more of your punches can be used by a guest.
Please note: While we strive to provide instruction wherever possible, we do not always have instructors available at Curl Jam events. Other participants are often willing to share their curling knowledge to ensure that everyone has a great time, but if you are interested in formal instruction, check out our Single Day Lessons or our multi week Learn to Curl Program instead!
What do I Need to Bring?
The Avonair will provide all curling equipment required for the Curl Jam if needed. All participants are responsible for bringing clean, indoor running shoes and appropriate clothing. The best clothing is long, stretchy pants of some kind (tights, sweatpants, track pants etc) and layers on top. While the temperature in the rink is not arctic, it is an ice rink and can get cold. It's far better to have the layers and not need them, than the other way around.
Gloves and hats are permitted, but please ensure that any gloves do not have fuzz or sparkles that will fall onto the ice during the lesson.
Helmets are not mandatory for participants over the age of 12, but are always encouraged at each participant's discretion. If your Curl Jam group includes a curler under the age of 12, they are required to wear a helmet and we require a 1 adult : 1 child ratio at all times on the ice.
If you do have your own curling equipment, please feel free to bring it along!
Please note: Clean shoes are mandatory. It is extremely important that shoes worn outside in the snow, water, and gravel not come on to our curling ice. If a participant comes to a lesson with inappropriate shoes, it is likely that they will be unable to participate on the ice.
Who Can Join?
Anyone! Anyone and everyone!
Although most of our programs throughout the season are designed for participants 18 years and older, Curl Jams are open to anyone. If you do want to bring your children out for a fun curling experience, please ensure that there is a 1-1 adult to child ratio. Also, anyone under the age of 12 is required to wear a helmet.
Curling has also made many improvements in the last couple of decades to broaden the accessibility of the sport. If crouching down and sliding seems impossible, stick curling is an option. This keeps the participant upright at all times. The Avonair Curling Club is also the home club to the Edmonton Rocks Wheelchair League.
Where are we Located?
10607 Princess Elizabeth Avenue NW, Edmonton - in the Kingsway Mall Parking Lot
Conveniently we are directly across from the NAIT LRT Station if you choose to take public transit. If you do drive, we have plenty of parking outside our facility.
We hope that we have convinced you to come out and give us a chance! See you on the ice!