Curling Alberta and Curling Canada fees
Alberta curlers from all clubs under the Curling Alberta umbrella have paid an annual fee to the association since its inception in 2018 and a small annual fee to Curling Canada for many years. Before this year, JPCC simply included these fees in your registration so you were likely unaware of them.
This year, the Curling Alberta fee has increased substantially. JPCC has separated it from your registration fee so you are aware of it and its purpose.
Each curler who plays four or more times per season is required to pay the fee – but you pay only once no matter how many clubs or leagues you are curling in. For example, you might register for two different leagues at JPCC and one at another club. You pay the single $13 fee. You also pay the single $13 fee if you sign up for only one league at JPCC.
The registration process covers the potential of you curling in more than one league at JPCC or curling at more than one club.
The new per-curler fee structure:
Personal accident insurance $1
Curling Alberta fee $10
Curling Canada fee $2
The personal accident insurance is new this year to help curlers in the event of any accident or injury that results from curling. The Curling Alberta fee of $10/curler covers about 20% of the association’s operating costs.
Curling Alberta data collection
Starting this season, Curling Alberta will be collecting data on participation in curling, in compliance with all applicable legislation. Personal information will not be sold to third parties.
The JPCC registration process will include a Curling Alberta consent statement that covers the following data collection:
- First and last name
- Birth year
- Postal code
- Primary role (club league curler, rental league curler, drop-in curler, etc.)
- Secondary role (able-bodied, stick curler, wheelchair curler, etc.)
Click here for more information.
Benefits included in registration
Registered curlers have access to the following Curling Alberta membership benefits:
- Discounts on home and auto insurance through BelairDirect for members and their families
- Personal accident insurance (described above)
- Access to ice technician certification
- Access to coaching, instructor and umpire courses
- Access to programs like Hit Draw Tap, Curling 101 and Youth Learn to Curl
- Access to Curling Alberta pilot programs
- Ability to post on Curling Alberta’s “Curling Classified” section
- Ability to participate in Curling Alberta and Curling Canada sanctioned competitions