Join the Okanagan’s only LGBTQ+ Curling League!
Whether you’re new to curling or an experienced player, find community while having fun at the OPCL’s Sunday Fun League - open to curlers of all gender identities, orientations and allies.
2024 Winter Season Details:
- Games at 3pm on Sundays from January 14th to March 17th, 2024 (10 games total).
- FREE Learn2Curl session for new curlers on January 14th from 2-3pm prior to the first game.
- FREE OPEN HOUSE on January 7th. Includes a Learn2Curl session from 1-2pm and then a mini-game from 2-3pm. Curlers encouraged to come upstairs to the lounge to socialize afterwards.
- Wrap-Up Funspiel Day on March 17th runs from 3pm to 6pm, with lounge social time afterwards.
- The OPCL loves new curlers! In fact, the majority of our members started off as new curlers!
- Brand new curlers must attend a Learn2Curl session (either Jan 7 or Jan 14) prior to playing their first game to learn ice safety and how to curl. Registering for a novice clinic through the Kelowna Curling Club is also highly recommended (not required) for new curlers to hone their skills.
- The expectation is to come to every game and if unable to make a game, to notify the league coordinator as soon as possible.
- Curlers require curling shoes and brooms to curl, both of which are available to rent for $2.50 each per game ($5 for both) at the club.
- Loose or stretchy clothing that does not shed is recommended and layer your clothing as sweeping does make you warm. Jeans are not recommended but Lululemons/sweatpants are.
- More general curling info for new curlers can be found here: https://www.kelownacurling.com/general_info/novice/
- Open-style teams of 4 players without gender restrictions.
- We will make up the teams for you! Players will be shuffled throughout the season.
- 6-end games which last approximately 90 minutes; socializing in the lounge after games with the opposing team highly encouraged.
- Name tags with preferred name & pronouns will be supplied free for curlers new to the league. Replacements for existing curlers may be purchased.
- All games are 6 ends.
- Teams will be alerted via automated buzzer when the ice time is wrapping up. At this cue, teams finish playing their current end and may complete one additional end.
- Out of courtesy to the other team, teams should be on the ice ready to start their game on time.
- The league is structured by assigning individual players to teams of 3 or 4. Team members will be reshuffled throughout the season to provide an opportunity to play with other members.
- Games must be played on the posted draw date and time. Games are not allowed to be played at another date (i.e. no “make up games”).
- The leagues play a 10-week fall and a 10-week winter session that need to be registered & paid for separately (CurlBC dues & Capital Improvement Fee only need to be paid once per year).
- Pride league curlers are not members and do not have Kelowna Curling Club voting or practice privileges.
Questions regarding the pride league can be emailed to [email protected]. For questions regarding payment/fees or facilities please contact the Kelowna Curling Club by email at [email protected] or by phone at 250 762-3112.
Disclaimer: Please note that at this time the Kelowna Curling Club only offers gendered washrooms and change rooms. Curlers will be fully supported by staff to use the facilities that align with their gender identity.