Curling program to teach students returns to Comox Valley

Rock Solid Productions Inc. has announced that Capital One Canada is continuing its title sponsorship of the Rocks & Rings program, and the program has also extended an agreement with the Canadian Curling Association, which expands its support as the official national sport partner of the program.

 

 

 

Rock Solid Productions Inc. has announced that Capital One Canada is continuing its title sponsorship of the Rocks & Rings program, and the program has also extended an agreement with the Canadian Curling Association, which expands its support as the official national sport partner of the program.

The program, now entering its fourth year, has introduced curling to over 160,000 Canadian students to date, and continues to expand its reach. Organizers not it makes learning about curling easy by bringing customized equipment to the schools in day long visits. Trained instructors deliver a high-energy, interactive and educational program focused on the basics of the sport.

The Comox Valley is included in the Canadian communities that offers the program, according to Curl BC. Capital One Rocks & Rings units include trained instructors and equipment.

“We have two major goals this year”, commented Chad McMullan, president of Rock Solid Productions. “The first is to top the 100,000 students mark in a single school year for the first time, and the second is to have the program available in every province and territory.”

The program will employ 40 instructors across Canada this season, creating jobs for youth and providing them with opportunities to develop leadership and coaching skills.

Numerous provincial and regional curling bodies are also involved in making the program bigger and better in their respective regions. The program encourages local volunteer engagement, in helping take the next step of getting kids on to the ice.

Teachers and parents are encouraged to visit www.rocksandrings.com to learn more and to register their schools to receive the program.

– Curl BC

 

 

 

 

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