Odds & Ends Curling is the St. John’s Queer-friendly curling association and league. Founded in 2015, the association organizes non-competitive curling events for those who identify as queer, questioning, family, and allies. Last season we had over 30 members, who meet regularly to curl and socialize. Odds and Ends aims to offer a safe, active and fun social environment and acts as a queer presence within the City’s and Province’s larger sports community.
We meet Friday evenings starting at 8pm. We host a warm-up at 8:10 pm and curling games run from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Most weeks, participants stick around to socialize as late as midnight.
We organize a Fall and Winter season of curling for 10 weeks each season. The Fall season is expected to start Friday, October 5th and end December 14. The Winter season runs early January until April. Curling lessons are organized several times throughout the seasons.
See the schedule here.
The ReMax Centre Curling Club is located at 135 Mayor Avenue in St. John’s. Click here for map.
Membership costs $125/season. That guarantees 10 weeks of curling games. Drop-ins cost $20/game. Space for drop-ins is limited and you will need to register in advance.
Click here to learn more about registration.
Who will I curl with? How are games organized?
You get to play with some really awesome queer/queer-friendly folks! You will play on a team of 3 or 4 players each week. We will be mixing up the teams from week to week. That way, you get to play with most other members throughout the season. If you wish, you can register with a friend to ensure that you can play together each week.
What Do I Need?
Please bring clean indoor sneakers and comfortable warm clothing you can move in easily (you may find jeans and tight pants uncomfortable). We have sliders for your shoes and the club has brooms to borrow. If you’re an experienced curler, you’re welcome to bring your own equipment.
But I Don’t Know How To Curl!
Not to worry! We will be hosting a Learn to Curl workshop on October 5th. You will learn the basics of throwing rocks, sweeping, game play and more. This is a recreational league so fun comes first and style comes later! It won’t take long to get the swing of it. Other clinics and learning opportunities will be organized throughout the year.