LEARN TO CURL CLINIC & OPEN HOUSE – Friday September 7th, 2018 – 6pm.
DARE TO CURL
This seven-minute video will help you prepare for your Learn-to-Curl class.
Lessons For New Curlers – Discover Curling
The Learn to Curl sessions are ideal for those who have never tried the sport before, but are curious to learn the basics. All are welcome! Curling is a “lifetime” sport for people of all ages and abilities. We can also accommodate wheelchair curlers and those who may not be as flexible as they once were with “stick” curling. We love for kids to try curling! Because it takes a certain amount of strength to slide the 42 pound granite stones down the ice, kids about 9 years and up are generally able to participate.
What to expect during the sessions. There will be a brief off ice instruction including curling terminology. Once one the ice, instructors will go over the basics of curling including throwing a stone and sweeping. At the end of the session a short game will be played. Participants are urged to wear layered, loose clothing and clean sneakers. All other equipment is provided.
A Learn to Curl clinic includes:
- 30 minutes of classroom instruction to go over terminology, ice safety, rules and dynamic warm up
- 1 1/2 hours of ice time
- Instruction on how to deliver the stone, how to sweep, and basic strategy
- A two or three end game (as many as time allows)
Dress in layers. The arena temperature is about 45-50 degrees. You’ll be standing on ice for two hours. If you normally wear a hat outside, you’ll probably want to wear one while curling as well.
Clothing should allow freedom of movement. You need to be able to squat and lunge (blue jeans are not recommended since your movement is restricted).
Lightweight gloves keep your hands warm while still allowing you to feel the stone.
Please bring a pair of clean athletic shoes with soft rubber soles for maximum grip.
Avoid shoes with metal on top.
If your feet tend to get cold, consider wearing two pairs of socks.
The Club will supply any other equipment necessary.
Two Minute Guide to the Sport of Curling