Curling

Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling)

photo of VI curler sliding out on the ice

For over 40 years curling has been a popular sport in Western Canada among people who are vision impaired. This is an excellent game to keep active, enjoy being a part of a team and the opportunity to enjoy the friendly social atmosphere.

The Lions Clubs in Western Canada have always been a huge supporter of curling for people who are vision impaired. In March 2012 we will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Western Blind Curling Championship in Edmonton, Alberta.

VIRN encourages both recreational and competitive curling, but never lose sight of grassroots and the fun of the sport.

There are not many differences between teaching a person who is fully sighted and a person who is vision impaired to curl. By saying this it is very important to develop good communication as in any sport and to develop a trust between the coach and the curler.

Our qualified coaches offer one on one instruction to new curlers and continue to work with all our curlers to improve their techniques and understanding of the game.

There are only slight modifications in the VI Curling game. We welcome everyone to join us.

Learn To Curl With The VI Curling Program

Photo of yellow curling rock with our VIRN Logo on the handle.
Next Curling Date - March 11th

New Location
Sunday, March 11, 18 and 25
11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
Fort Garry Curling Club
696 Archibald Street, Winnipeg
Website: www.fortgarrycurling.com<:strong>

Please register in advance.
For more details Email: info@virn.ca
Call: 204-975-9340

Dress in layers, where stretchy pants and bring a clean pairs of shoes to change into. Street shoes are not allowed on the ice.

VIRN"s Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling) program offers grassroots development, recreational and competitive curling. Get your family and friends together and come out and join in the fun. Sunday, March 11, 18 and 25.

Everyone is welcome!

VIRN remains committed to ensuring that there are coaches and volunteers on hand to help people wanting to learn to curl or continue to curl regardless of whether or not you are losing your vision or have been vision impaired all your life. It is important to stay active and be involved in the community.

VI Curling involves friends and families, because inclusion is a very important aspect of sport. Many of the people who have taken part and who continue to take part in VIRN's Curling program have gone on to curl alongside curlers who make up the multitude of leagues throughout the province.

In addition to providing coaching, VIRN is giving VI Curlers opportunities to play against teams of varying abilities. Teams from other provinces and countries will be contacted to spread VI Curling and to make as many opportunities as possible available for everyone who enjoys the sport.

Register in advance.
For more information or to get involved, contact VIRN by:
Phone: 204-975-9340
Email: info@virn.ca

Learn To Curl With The VI Curling Program

Photo of yellow curling rock with our VIRN Logo on the handle.
Next Curling Date - Feb 11th

New Location
Sunday, February 11th
11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
Fort Garry Curling Club
696 Archibald Street, Winnipeg
Website: www.fortgarrycurling.com<:strong>

Please register in advance.
For more details Email: info@virn.ca
Call: 204-975-9340

Dress in layers, where stretchy pants and bring a clean pairs of shoes to change into. Street shoes are not allowed on the ice.

VIRN"s Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling) program offers grassroots development, recreational and competitive curling. Get your family and friends together and come out and join in the fun. Sunday, February 11th

Everyone is welcome!

VIRN remains committed to ensuring that there are coaches and volunteers on hand to help people wanting to learn to curl or continue to curl regardless of whether or not you are losing your vision or have been vision impaired all your life. It is important to stay active and be involved in the community.

VI Curling involves friends and families, because inclusion is a very important aspect of sport. Many of the people who have taken part and who continue to take part in VIRN's Curling program have gone on to curl alongside curlers who make up the multitude of leagues throughout the province.

In addition to providing coaching, VIRN is giving VI Curlers opportunities to play against teams of varying abilities. Teams from other provinces and countries will be contacted to spread VI Curling and to make as many opportunities as possible available for everyone who enjoys the sport.

Register in advance.
For more information or to get involved, contact VIRN by:
Phone: 204-975-9340
Email: info@virn.ca

Learn To Curl With The VI Curling Program

Photo of yellow curling rock with our VIRN Logo on the handle.
Get Active & Be Part of A Team

New Location
Sunday, February 4th
11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
Fort Garry Curling Club
696 Archibald Street, Winnipeg
Website: www.fortgarrycurling.com

Please register in advance.
For more details Email: info@virn.ca
Call: 204-975-9340

VIRN"s Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling) program offers grassroots development, recreational and competitive curling. Get your family and friends together and come out and join in the fun. Sunday, February 4th

Everyone is welcome!

VIRN remains committed to ensuring that there are coaches and volunteers on hand to help people wanting to learn to curl or continue to curl regardless of whether or not you are losing your vision or have been vision impaired all your life. It is important to stay active and be involved in the community.

VI Curling involves friends and families, because inclusion is a very important aspect of sport. Many of the people who have taken part and who continue to take part in VIRN's Curling program have gone on to curl alongside curlers who make up the multitude of leagues throughout the province.

In addition to providing coaching, VIRN is giving VI Curlers opportunities to play against teams of varying abilities. Teams from other provinces and countries will be contacted to spread VI Curling and to make as many opportunities as possible available for everyone who enjoys the sport.

For more information or to get involved, contact VIRN by:
Phone: 204-975-9340 or 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)
Email: info@virn.ca

Introduction to VI Curling (Video)

Photo of Curling Coach showing a VI Curler how to hold the curling rock.
Grassroots VI Curling Program

VIRN encourages both recreational and competitive curling, but we never lose sight as to the importance of grassroots development and the fun of the sport.

For several years VIRN has offered the Grassroots Vision Impaired (VI) Curling Program and our qualified coaches and volunteers have many years of experience and have been a resource for new coaches and curlers joining the development of the Grassroots VI Curling Program across Canada, United States and Europe. We strive to ensure everyone feels welcome, receives the attention they require, have one on one instruction, peer support and encouragement.

We also work hard to build their confidence so they feel comfortable and find the courage to join other leagues with sighted curlers if they so desire.

For over 40 years curling has been a popular sport in Western Canada among people who are vision impaired and we are proud to say we have been a part of it. This is an excellent game to keep active, enjoy being a part of a team and the opportunity to enjoy the friendly social atmosphere that is a big part of curling centres.

There are not many differences between teaching a person who is fully sighted and a person who is vision impaired to curl. By saying this it is very important to develop good communication as in any sport and to develop a trust between the coach and the curler.

Our qualified coaches offer one on one instruction to new curlers and continue to work with all our curlers to improve their techniques and understanding of the game.

There are only slight modifications in the VI Curling game. We welcome everyone to join us.

View our Introduction To VI Curling Video:

For more information contact: info@virn.ca, 204-975-9340 or 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)

Introduction to VI Curling (Video)

Photo of Curling Coach showing a VI Curler how to hold the curling rock.
Grassroots VI Curling Program

VIRN encourages both recreational and competitive curling, but we never lose sight as to the importance of grassroots development and the fun of the sport.

A Great Curling Season For VIRN

Wrap-Up VIRN's 2014/15 Curling Season

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in VIRN's 2014/15 Curling Program held Saturday afternoons at the Thistle Curling Club – Winnipeg. Saturday, March 28th, was our last game of the season and we finished off on a high. It was great to see how the word has spread and how many new people came out to join us. Thanks to all for spreading the word!

Remaining Curling Dates

The Thistle Curling Club Logo
Only Three Weeks Remaining

Saturday, March 14th
12:30 to 2:30 PM
Thistle Curling Club
280 Burnell Street, Winnipeg
Website: www.thistlecc.ca

VIRN"s Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling) program offers grassroots development, recreational and competitive curling. We continue to provide an inclusive curling program that gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to curl, game strategy, team spirit and sportsmanship.

Remaining Curling Dates

The Thistle Curling Club Logo
We Are Curling This Saturday

Saturday, January 31
12:30 to 2:30 PM
Thistle Curling Club
280 Burnell Street, Winnipeg
Website: www.thistlecc.ca

VIRN"s Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling) program offers grassroots development, recreational and competitive curling. We continue to provide an inclusive curling program that gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to curl, game strategy, team spirit and sportsmanship.

Happy New Year Curlers

The Thistle Curling Club Logo
Back On The Ice For 2015

Saturday, January 3rd
12:30 to 2:30 PM
Thistle Curling Club
280 Burnell Street, Winnipeg
Website: www.thistlecc.ca

VIRN"s Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling) program offers grassroots development, recreational and competitive curling. We continue to provide an inclusive curling program that gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to curl, game strategy, team spirit and sportsmanship.

Learn To Curl With The VI Curling Program

The Thistle Curling Club Logo
Get Active & Be Part of A Team

Season Begins Saturday, October 18th.
12:30 to 2:30 PM
Thistle Curling Club
280 Burnell Street, Winnipeg
Website: www.thistlecc.ca

VIRN"s Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling) program offers grassroots development, recreational and competitive curling. Get your family and friends together and come out and join in the fun. Bring a full team or come out and join another team. Our season kicks off on Saturday, October 18th. And for 2014/15 Curling Schedule

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