Youth Curling

Junior Curlers

Juniors curlers aged 8 to 21 are encouraged to join us on Sunday mornings for regular coaching sessions.

Participants will get an hour on the ice with qualified coaches, in small groups of similar ability. Curling is a great way to encourage teamwork and cooperation, as well as build confidence and leadership skills. It teaches strategic thinking and encourages physical exercise in a social, welcoming, and fun environment. As participants progress, they will be encouraged to challenge themselves to attain a series of Skills Awards.

Sessions begin at 8:45 a.m. and finish at approximately 10:00 a.m. Advance registration is required for NEW attendees only.

Regular attendees’ coaching is paid via annual invoice at the start of September and new attendees are free of charge.

Participants should wear warm layers and clean-soled trainers. More information on what to wear curling is available here.

2020/2021 Junior Coaching Schedule

All sessions are held on Sunday mornings, before the Gogar Park Young Curlers’ games. Please arrive at 8:45am for warm-up. The sessions finish at approximately 10:00am, before the Junior league games start.

Join a Club

Young curlers are encouraged to join another club once they feel more comfortable on the ice.

Gogar Park Young Curlers hold sessions on Sunday mornings at 10:00am following the junior coaching session, and many other clubs welcome members aged 8+ at various times throughout the week.

By joining a club, young curlers can compete in leagues and competitions, as well as continue pursuing Scottish Curling Skills Awards.

Schools Competitions

The rink welcomes any school looking to bring pupils onto the ice as part of their curriculum. We already have several schools from around Edinburgh who visit for their weekly sessions of social sport. For the competitive pupils, there are opportunities to compete for silverware like the Crabbie Trophy league, Army Careers Trophy, and James Young Trophy – ultimately though, your school wants to represent Edinburgh at the National Scottish Schools Championship.

School members are welcome to join the Sunday morning junior coaching sessions and to schedule practice sessions or games during the week.

If you or your school would like to join the schools league, please contact us at or 0131 337 4242.

If you would like to learn more about in-school Wellness Workshops or joining us on the ice, please visit our School Curling Opportunities page!