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New to Curling?

Rocks.and.Canada.Broom.2x1Thinking of trying the sport of curling?

Curling is a unique sport that requires both skill and strategy. It is often referred to as chess on ice. It is a lifelong sport that can be learned at any age. Whether playing in a fun league or in a competitive ladder the emphasis is always on sportsmanship and fair play. Being a social sport by nature, it is not uncommon for teams to socialize off the ice where lasting friendships are often made.

When are games played?

The curling season at the Tam Heather runs from October to April. Youth leagues run on weekends while adults leagues run on weekdays, weeknights and weekends. See our League page for full details.

Do I need to be part of a team to join the club?

You do not need to be part of a team to join the club. You can register for leagues as an individual and the league convenor will work to place you on an appropriate team.

What leagues are right for me?

We offer leagues for all skill levels and interests. Ladder leagues provide a competitive environment for teams of all abilities. Non-ladder leagues focus more on skills development and social aspects of the game. All leagues are founded on the principles of sportsmanship and fair play. Please see our League page for detailed descriptions.

Can I try before committing to a full season?

Yes. The club offers a comprehensive multi-week Learn to Curl program designed to give beginners an introduction to both the club and the sport. 

What equipment do I need?

At a minimum, a pair of clean rubber soled shoes and loose fitting pants are all you need to get started.

What does it cost?

Membership fees vary based on your age, when you play and how often you play. Curling weekdays costs less than curling evenings or weekends when ice is at a premium.

How do I sign up?

On-line registration runs from July to September. Links for registration will be available from the home page during the registration period. 

After September, you can still join by contacting the club to register. 

We hope to see you on the ice!

Club Information

Tam Heather, or the “Tam” as we call it, is an active friendly club located in the Morningside and 401 community of Scarborough. Tam Heather opened in 1973 as a curling club with eight sheets of ice, then two years later in 1975, the club expanded by adding five tennis courts, three of which were covered in the winter with a bubble. Thirty four years later, in 2009, a four court year-round covered structure was built.

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