Come On Out and Try the Olympic Sport of Curling! Party to follow!
The Charlotte Curling Association hosts regular Learn to Curl Sessions, Fridays at 7:15 p.m., about 2 hours and 30 minutes in duration, followed by refreshments and socializing with Club Members afterwards.
These are fun times, aimed at getting new curlers comfortable on the ice and into a curling game for the last part of the session. A brief off-ice introduction comes first. Then you’re on the ice and curling for 2 hours. As a sequel, our “Winter League” starts January 10th, 2014, which new curlers are most welcome to join.
The following are the upcoming Learn to curl dates. Click on any one of the them (or all three!) to register and pay for them up front. If you pay in advance via Paypal, there is a nominal 3% surcharge for the transaction.
|Learn to curl||Nov. 15th, 7:15pm|
|Pick up curling (these are always Learn to curl also!)||Nov. 29th, 7:15pm|
|Learn to curl||Dec. 20th, 7:15pm|
|Learn to curl||Jan. 3rd, 2014 7:15pm|
1. Select one of our upcoming Learn to Curl events above to register, or;
2. Drop us a note at email@example.com and let us know the date you choose plus the names of those attending.
$25.00 per person
What to wear:
Loose fitting, athletic pants and 2 or 3 layers of warm clothing along with clean athletic shoes. Curling is truly a sport as you’ll see! We provide all the curling equipment, which includes a curling broom and slider.
Location and Directions:
We curl at the Extreme Ice Center, 4705 Indian Trail Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC (meet in the Tavern Upstairs at 7:15 p.m.) From I-485, proceed east on US-74 (Independence Blvd) for 2.7 miles to Indian Trail Fairview Road. Go left for 0.8 miles
Who we are:
We are the Charlotte Curling Association, a non-profit organization, 100% volunteers.
Fun Facts about Curling:
- Curling, which traces its roots to the 1500s, first became an organized sport in Scotland in the 19th century.
- The stone, or rock, is made of granite and weighs 38 to 44 pounds.
- The stone will tend always curl in one direction or the other as it travels down the ice.
- The players’ feverish sweeping polishes the ice to help the stone travel farther and curl less.
- Curling debuted at the Olympics in 1924 but didn’t return as an official competitive event until the Winter Games of 1998.
- Curling is played worldwide, but is most popular in Canada.