Greenacres Young Curlers
All About the Club
What is GYC
Mixed junior curling club for ages 8 to 21. Learn from qualified coaches, make friends, play competitions. Training and games at Greenacres Curling Rink (postcode PA9 1DE) on Bowfield Road near Howwood. Run by a committee of volunteer parents, coaches and GYC curlers. All skill levels from absolute beginner to advanced competitor are accommodated at all sessions – coaches tailor the sessions appropriate to skills to enable learning, challenge and fun.
New and want to try curling: Jean Lespérance, President at 07929 766247, or Greenacres Rink 01505 850633
Annual subscriptions: Elma Mitchell, Treasurer 07989 178337
External club matches: Derek Brown, Match Secretary
Child protection officers: David Howard and Jan Howard 01505 844948
Coaches: Jean Lespérance (UKCC Level 1), Simon Grant (UKCC Level 1), Greig Smith (UKCC Level 1), Derek Brown (UKCC Level 1), Liz Burton-King (UKCC Level 1), Elaine Storrie (UKCC Level 2), Gordon McIntyre (UKCC Level 2). All are Disclosure checked.
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Events and Competitions
Regular curling sessions: Mondays 16:15 to 17:30; Sundays 10:00 to 12 noon
Season 2019-20: October 7 (Mondays), October 6 (Sundays) to end of March 2020; should session dates change due ice or coach availability, updates will be posted on our Facebook page
Family Christmas curling party: December 15 (Sunday); curlers, family and friends welcome
Closing Bonspiel: 29 March; curlers, family and friends welcome
Other competitions in which our members may curl include -
• West of Scotland junior league: Saturdays, Oct. 12, 2019, Feb. 15 and March 14, 2020
• Skill awards in six progressive levels: skills developed during sessions, assessments take place in March
• Scottish Curling Asham slam events (Under 14/17/21): see calendar at Scottish Curling website https://competitions.scottishcurling.org/
• Renfrewshire 12th Province (Shand Harvey, Barratt Cup, Points, Ramshead); Junior Divisions (Murrayfield Edinburgh)
Fees and costs
Annual subscription due at season start in October: £12 / curler payable direct to GYC (includes GYC club sub £5 and Scottish Curling membership £7); this fee can be paid by cheque, cash or, electronically to our GYC bank account
(Account details are available from Elma ). £17 / curler also required - payable direct to Greenacres Ice Rink
Ice Fees due per session before going on the ice: £4.70 / curler Mondays; £5.20 on Sundays
GYC has what is needed to start curling without buying specialised curling equipment
Loose or stretchy warm clothing suffices to start; club logo tops available for purchase
Clean flat-soled trainers ok to start. Greenacres has limited number of curling shoes for daily loan.
GYC has a limited supply of sliding equipment and brushes for daily loan.