Instructors


The Camrose Academy of Curling is proud of the line-up of qualified and knowledgeable instructors whose wisdom and experience assists in 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 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). Roger went back coaching at Augustana for the 2019/2020 season but has now retired from coaching and is the general manager for the CACS.
Darren McDermott is currently a coach for the Camrose Composite High School curling program and he also has a teaching background as an 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 curling team 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.