World Curling Academy
Camps and Courses offered by the World Curling Academy: worldcurlingacademy.org
Technical Coach Level 1
- Introduction to the Sport of Curling
- Preparation and Safety
- Game Orientation
- Basic Strategy
Technical Coach Level 2
Requirement: Technical Coach Level 1 Certified
This course is designed to advance the skills in teaching all of the curling theories and techniques. The concepts taught include advanced delivery and sweeping techniques, delivery fault detection, video analysis and advanced strategy and tactics.
Team Coach Level 1
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to coach a team and help them prepare for a season of competitions. Course topics include creating a championship team, goals setting, team dynamics, nutrition and recovery, practice and competition planning and role of the coach.
Introduction to Curling Ice Maintenance
This course is designed to teach the basic knowledge of maintaining curling ice. Participants will be required to complete an online, self-paced theoretical as well as an in-person practical component for certification.
- The Development of Curling
- Specific Definition of Curling Ice
- Curling Ice in an Arena
- Maintaining the Ice Pad
- Routines and Equipment
- End of Season
- Temperatures and Other Readings
- Ice Quality
- Curling Stones
Chief Ice Technician
This self-paced course is designed to teach the basic knowledge of maintaining curling ice utilising text, photographs and videos. Topics taught in this course include the building preparation and installation of curling ice, advanced theories in air handling and refrigeration, ice maintenance and the conversion of arena skating ice to curling ice.
- The Floors of a Curling Rink
- Measuring, Painting and Lines
- Ice Installation
- Curling Ice in an Arena
- Heating and Ventilation
- Steering and Control Systems
- Ground Freezing, Heaving and Permafrost
- The Refrigeration System
- Building a Modern Curling Rink.
The online course is just part of the requirements to become a certified World Curling Academy Level 3 Ice Technician. Participants will be required to pass an in-person assessment by a WCA Educator and provide proof of experience to complete the certification.
Online course now available
Requirement: completion of The Rules of Curling and Rules of Competition online course.
This course is suitable for those wishing to get involved in umpiring or simply to gain a greater understanding of the rules of curling. Participants will be required to complete an online, self-paced theoretical as well as an in-person practical component for certification.
- Introduction to Umpiring
- Umpire Roles and Responsibilities
- Observing the Hog Line
- Measuring and Procedures
- Mixed Doubles Curling
- Wheelchair Curling
- The Time Clock Operator
- Rules Scenarios
Requirement: Game Umpire Certified
This advanced course includes the application of rules to situations, working with coaches and media, as well as the tasks and duties of the Chief-Timer, Deputy-Chief and Chief Umpire.