Coaching Resources

5 July 2013 – This Resouces and Coaching page for both new and experienced curlers is very much a "work in progress". We'll be adding content and links to it, shamelessly finding the best bits from the curling world to add in here. So keep checking back regularly!

Canada has by far the greatest number of active curlers, and as a result the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) website has a wealth of information for everyone – players, administrators and fans.

The Basics

This older PDF document is nothing flash, but it's still a solid brief introduction to our sport before you get onto the ice.


2013 World Senior CCsOnce you've got the mechanics sorted, learning basic strategy – which shot to play when – is the next step.

Note that the training resources here assume you've got good curling ice, and the MCI Naseby and Dunedin rinks are in this category. But in other NZ clubs the condition of the ice, and your skill in reading it, will often be much more important and more likely to dictate the shots you can play.

  • This CCA strategy guide covers basic strategy, and follows with plenty of examples.

Mixed Doubles

2010 World Mixed DoublesMixed Doubles is a relatively new variant of our sport, but rapidly gaining in popularity. The first World Championship was held in 2008.

Wheelchair Curling

Curling is the world's fastest growing wheelchair sport.

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