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 recently left the Augustana Vikings curling program after his 6th year as head coach. During his time in the college ranks, 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 has coached for the Camrose Composite High School. He has a teaching background as a AGA teaching Golf Professional. Darren is currently the Chair for the Camrose Academy of Curling Society as well as the President for the Rose City Curling Club.
Steve Lindberg is in his 5th year as assistant coach of the Augustana Vikings Curling program. He is an alumni of the Augustana college and won a bronze medal in the ACAC conference final curling with the Augustana Vikings mixed curling team.
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.