Level 1: Fort Wayne, IN

For those of you interested in taking the Level 1 Instructor Clinic with me, here are the current details that I have (Updated as of Sunday, August 31st, 2014).

UPDATE: Okay! So things have changed slightly. A few of you who tired to register on Fort Wayne’s website mentioned you couldn’t find the link. There’s a reason for that. As Craig Fischer from Fort Wayne told me: “…it turns out that the USCA is going to handle registration and the fee will be $45 not $20 (all the proceeds go the USCA)…”

Accordingly, I have updated the information below. You will only be able to register through the USCA website I linked, which doesn’t seem to have it active just yet. Yes, while a little more expensive than before, at least the cost now includes lunch!

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What: Certified Level 1 Curling Instructor Training Course

Fort Wayne Curling Club

3674 N. Wells Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

E-Mail: info@FortWayneCurling.com
Phone: (260)739-5182

When: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
10:00am – 5:00pm, Eastern Standard Time
(9:00am – 4:00pm, Central Standard Time)

Cost: $45/per person
Includes classroom instruction, some on-ice time implementation (so bring your gear!), and lunch.

How to Register: Through the USCA’s registration website HERE. Registration deadline is September 23rd, 2014. (The link to register is still forthcoming.) 

Additional Notes:

  • Some of the other listed prerequisites listed below (such as your First Aid certification, etc.) don’t have to be completed before taking the clinic. They will need to be done before submitting your application to the USCA however.
  • You can take an online First Aid course if you can’t find one in-person nearby.
  • Yes – those of us coming from Windy City Curling Club who have been curling less than two years CAN take this course. (Confirmed via email from USCA’s Christy Hering.)

Certificate Requirements:

(The following information was pulled directly from the USCA’s website.)


  • A minimum of two (2) years of curling experience is required for certification.
    Less experienced curlers in emerging arena clubs may be afforded the opportunity to take the course during their first year as part of the club’s effort to develop consistency in training; however, certification will only be awarded after two years of curling experience.)

General Requirements:

  • Complete a recognized first aid course (or provide proof of current first aid certification); this can be completed either through an online or in-person certification course.
  • Read USA Curling SafeSport Handbook. (You can download it, in PDF format, from this site.)

USA Curling Coursework:

  • USA Curling Level I Instructor Course
    (Participants do not have to be able to perform a sliding delivery to participate. Stick and wheelchair curlers are encouraged to sign up for the course.)
  • Receive an evaluation of “satisfactory” or higher during on-ice teaching demonstration.

Practical Experience:

  • Complete and document a minimum of five (5) hours of on-ice instruction at introductory curling events.

Application:  Upon completion of the practical requirements, forward Level I Application to USA Curling.

  • By mail:
    Attn: Development Associate
    USA Curling
    5525 Clem’s Way
    Stevens Point, WI 54482
  • By email:
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