A Learn to Curl clinic is a great way for anyone, age 6 to adult, to get your first exposure to the sport. Each lesson is a 2-hour introduction and instructional session that teaches people the basics of curling. Participants learn physical play, rules, and strategy. We strive for a low instructor-to-student ratio with an emphasis on active participation. Within minutes, you are throwing rocks and sweeping. You finish off the session playing a mini game.
A Learn to Curl clinic includes:
30 minutes of classroom instruction to go over terminology, ice safety, and rules
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.
Fleece or velour jackets are a poor choice for curling because they have a tendency to shed fluff balls, which can impact the path of a rock and are difficult to remove from the ice surface.
Athletic shoes are fine. Please consider buying a dedicated pair of shoes for curling if you decide to continue curling or join a league. Any little grain of sand or pebble from shoes can affect the path of the stone. If you've worn them outside, please make sure you clean them before you curl in them.
Avoid shoes with eyelets or metal on top.
If your feet tend to get cold, consider wearing two pairs of socks.
The Club will supply any other equipment necessary.