News April 2017

Congratulations to our CYCA team – Team Lawrence 

For winning the Silver Medals at Bantam Playdowns in Coaldale!!

From Right to left, Coach:  Thomas Morley, Skip:  Carson Lawrence, Ethan Drysdale, Aiden Snyder, Quinn Morley

Our CYCA Wind up was a huge success and fun was had by everyone who attended.

Our CYCA – Ford Hotshots

   Taya F   Jared D

We would like to Congratulate our Pool Winners:

B2 – Team Wright, Cassie, Oliva, Ty and Shaelynn

B1 – Team Outsliders, Ben, James, Justin and Blake

A3 – Demolition Crew, Tommy, Christopher, Ben and Kayden

A2 – Team Wipf, Kenan, Joseph, Kyle and Connor

A1 – Team Kobylnyk, Max, Cas, Evan and Zachary

U21 Training Center:  Andy Jones is still accepting applications to his U21 Training Center.  If you interested, please register today.  Application Here
No deadline was provided – first come, first serve.

Upcoming dates:

April 22nd and 23rd – Competition Coach Course – it’s never too early to get ready for next season!  If you haven’t already used your $50 discount coupon from the fall CYCA Club Coach Course you could apply it to this session.  Please contact the SACA office:  403 246 9300

April 30th – CYCA Mixed Doubles – skills and teaching session, plus we will help match you with a Mixed Double partner !   More information below

Deadline for registration:  Monday, noon, April 24th.

May 13th and 14th – YYCFit at the BMO Center – Volunteers required.  4hr shifts, chatting with people explaining about our great sport and the CYCA.

May 15th – noon, deadline for the CYCA Award Nominations … please nominate your Club Coordinator or Favorite Coach today !!    More details below.

June 14th – CYCA – Annual General Meeting at the Garrison CC 6:00 – 8:00 pm

June 17th – All Sport One Day – Southland Leisure Center – On ice volunteers required.  We only have a morning session this year.

September 22nd and 23rd – CYCA Casino – Deerfoot Inn and Casino  – 7 SPOTS LEFT!  Please volunteer today!

September 23rd – CYCA Development Camp – North Hill CC 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Registration opens: noon, Monday, July 31st
Registration closes:   noon, Monday, September 18th

CYCA Board Positions available:  President, Vice President, Secretary, Sunday League Coordinator, Members at Large.  Please check the website for a description breakdown.

CYCA Award Nominations are here and we need your feedback…

CYCA – Rick Dunsmore / Volunteer of the Year Award
Criteria:  In recognition of your significant time and effort supporting youth curling with a positive attitude and willingness to encourage fun for everyone!

Daina Anton – Friend of Youth Curling
Criteria:  To be given for outstanding volunteer service based on time, commitment, effort, attitude and willingness.

Junior Club Coordinator
Criteria:  To be given to a Junior Club Coordinator for their time, effort, development of a vibrant grass-roots program at the club level.

Coach of the Year Award
Criteria:  To be given for an outstanding contribution towards a positive athlete and personal development of many youth curlers over the past year.

Please email your nominations to
Deadline:  Noon, Monday, May 15th

Volunteer Refunds will be sent out July 1st.

The CYCA still have several opportunities to volunteer for this season – Please choose one of the following:

  • If you prefer to NOT volunteer:  Email and advise, we will retain your $75 and remove you name from the email list.
  • Or paste the attached link into your browser to sign up for our various duties still required:
  • Double Deal offer:  Join our CYCA Board of Director for 2017 – 2018 and we will apply give you Volunteer credit for the 2016 – 2017 season as well as the 2017 – 2018 season.
  • A complete list of volunteers will be sent out shortly – if your name doesn’t appear but should please drop me an email.

Curling Camps: 

Everyone should have received the Curling Camp email.
Wow, everyone is eager this season!

AB Rocks:  Both camps are both FULL!  Please feel free to register anyways, this will put you on the wait list, as well, it will help the ACF better plan for future years!

Delia Curling Camp:  offering three camps this year, the first week is full.

Register today. (Poster and Registration Form)

Alberta Winter Game Trials…

Mixed Doubles Format – 2 person team – 1 Boy and 1 Girl
U15 as of December 31, 2017
Year of Birth 2002 – 2006

Trials – Pre-event Bonspiel is
November 4th and 5th at the Garrison CC – AB Winter games is an amazing experience and I would encourage all youth who qualify by age to give this a try!

16 Teams will Qualify for the 2018 Winter Games in Fort McMurray.


AB Winter Games…

February 16th to 19th, 2018
Fort McMurray, AB

To help you get “Started” the CYCA is offering…

Mixed Doubles session:

April 30th
10:00am to 12:00pm (so you can still go to the Championship Cup)
Garrison Curling Club

If you’re interested in trying the Mixed Doubles format and would like to find a partner for AB Winter Games, we’re offering a 2 hour session to give this great new sport a try and help you find a partner.

Please RSVP to  by noon, Monday, April 24th with your age / sex / years curled to and we’ll do our best to find partners for as many youth as possible

Then to keep you going…

Mixed Doubles League:

Cochrane Curling Club is offering a Mixed Doubles League in the Fall

If this is something you think you and your spouse or you and your youth or your AB Winter Games Trial team might be interested in – please email or call Barb Gibson at 403-660-9765 or and she will send you a registration form.

Thursday Nights and the cost for the season is $335/person – 18 or younger $250/person.


Canada Winter Games…
February 14th to March 3rd, 2019
Red Deer, AB

These teams consist of traditional 4 boy or 4 girl teams.
Competitors shall be a maximum of 17 years of age on June 30, 2018.
Born on or after July 1, 2000.

Start building your team today!!

If you have any further questions, please contact Paul Webster at

The CYCA is pleased to announce that Christopher Pratt has been awarded to be our 2017 – 2018 Social Media Ambassador (SMA), for a second term. We look forward to anoher year of Christopher’s great communication and updates in our Social Media circles.

Once SACA confirms their Playdown date schedule, we can book our ice for next season and our  CYCA Posters will be updated online at


Have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you in the Fall!

Cheri Helston and your CYCA Board of Directors

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