Most frequent questions and answers
Entering a Junior Slam is a good investment. Your team will get 6 -14 hours* of curling competition and premium opportunities for athlete development. Your team is also entitled to:
- Hotel and accommodation discounts
- Free learning ROCKTalks
- Free set of crew neck t-shirts when ordering team apparel through Last Rock Curling Co
- Free livestreaming of Curl Coach charted games at the Slams
- 10 per cent off all products from Last Rock Curling Co
- 10 per cent off Biosteel from sportandwellness.ca
Junior Slam Series’ fees are in line with what is charged by other competitions at this level. Slam fees vary. We provide a central registration website, live scoring, value-added learning ROCKTalks, deep fields of teams and promotional social media exposure for teams and their sponsors. Our model ensures that host clubs receive an ice rental fee and that all costs of running the event are covered. Slam fees also cover an allocated prize purse.
Our prize purses are set in direct correlation to the amount of participating teams, Prize purses vary by size of event and factor in costs of operating the event. Prize purse is allocated on a sliding scale from a typical Championship (+/- $1200) to Championship Round Qualifiers (+/- $250). We disclose the final prize purse in the event kit (assuming no last minute changes to field size) and confirm on site via our convenor.
The emphasis at the Slams is on playing to improve rather than playing to win prize money. The Junior Slam Series is athlete-centric and development is the key. Our goal is to grow the game and prepare every junior curler for the future. We strive to add value for ALL athletes and coaches, to make the Junior Slams a learning and training opportunity for those who win AND those who don’t. Prize money is provided as a nice bonus for teams that have a good weekend.
At the Slams, we’ve modernized the post-event follow up. Rather than present an over-sized cheque or trophy to a diminished crowd of spectators at the venue, we feature our finalists to a wide audience on social media. Our winners and runners-up are photographed in front of our Junior Slam Series backdrop. We then celebrate their achievements online with instant announcements on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Our team photos are added to the rotator on our website. We are working on a virtual trophy case as a feature for next year. This will be a tremendous digital tool for us in the very near future.