The Phoenix rises again for our season opening U18 Slam at KW Granite Club. This popular Slam fills quickly, attracting teams from Southern Ontario, Northern Ontario and beyond. All players must be under age 18 as of June 30, 2018.

Friday September 14, 2018 - 8 PM

"The Fittest Member of the Team," with Zack Shurtleff


Fishtailing? Growth spurt changing your delivery? Struggling with your leg drive? Curling places unique biomechanical demands on our bodies, especially during the junior years. Before we rush to the gym it's important to make sure we know which muscles to train and why.

This ROCKTalk looks at the biomechanics of curling and the demands the sport places on our bodies, offering practical tips on how to analyze slide and sweep position, adapt to changes in your body and use your precious workout time wisely.

Zack Shurtleff is a familiar face on the curling circuit. After successful junior curling and rugby careers he has moved up to Men's competitive curling. Many Slam athletes know Zack as coach at Trillium Curling Camp, finding his example and love of fitness contagious. A graduate of Humber College, Zack is now assistant coach of the Humber Men's varsity curling team and works full time as a registered massage therapist at Total Health Link in Burlington, Ontario.

This ROCKTalk is free for your players and coach, $20 for all others. Click for extra tickets.



SEPTEMBER 14, 15, 16  2018

Kitchener Waterloo Granite Club


  • Room for 15 women's & 15 men's teams

  • Four Game Guarantee

  • Prize Purse for top 8 (based on full field)

  • Free ROCKTalk for registered teams

  • Discounted accommodations. Details below

  • Top 2 each gender earn invitation to Junior Slam Series U18 Player's Championship, Guelph, Mar 29-31, 2019.



Skip the Airbnb! Please make our host hotel your home base for the Phoenix Slam. Phoenix Slam teams stay for $129/night(+HST) at Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, less than 6km from the KW Granite Club. When your group stays with our host hotels, it supports our series. Please take advantage of the low rates we have set up for you at this comfortable hotel close to the club.

A block of deluxe rooms with 2 Queen beds has been set aside Thurs Sep 13 to Sun Sep 16.

Book by August 14 to get the Slam rate.

Reservations: 519-744-4141 or 1-877-408-6665. Ask for Group Code PXS CrownPlazaKWHostHotel.png








Fri, Sep. 14 - Sun, Sep. 16, 2018
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Canada/Eastern

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Kitchener Waterloo Granite Club
99 Seagram Dr
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3B6