The Camrose Academy of Curling is proud of the line-up of qualified and knowledgeable instructors who share their knowledge and assist with the technical development of all our curlers.
Our instructors blend a good mix of experience and youth and they share one common trait – all these instructors have a passion for the game of curling and enjoy sharing their knowledge with the next generation of curlers.
The student to instructor ratio is targeted at 1 instructor to every 5 to 6 students.
Roger Galenza was the head coach for the Augustana Vikings curling program from 2012 to 2018. During this time, Roger was named the CCAA Coach of the Year for 2015/16, ACAC Coach of the Year for 2014/15 and Augustana University Coach of the Year for 5 out of his 6 years on campus. He took 12 of 17 college teams to Conference Championships in six years, winning three Conference Championships (2 for mixed, 1 for men) and 4 silver medals (women’s, men’s and mixed curling). In the next couple of years, Roger hopes to revive the curling membership at the Rose City Curling Club in his new role as Program Coordinator.
Darren McDermott is currently a coach for the Camrose Composite High School curling program and he also has a teaching background as a AGA Golf Professional. Darren was a former Chair for the Camrose Academy of Curling Society as well as a Past President for the Rose City Curling Club.
Augustana Campus U of A curlers have taken the Club Coaching certification program and we are fortunate to have them as instructors for the Academy sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for the game.