August 28, 2011

Learn To Curl

Learn To Curls

Now is the perfect time to learn to curl so you will be ready for our fall Sunday morning and Thursday night leagues!

Our very popular Learn To Curl events fill up quickly so sign up via the links below or  sign up to be notified when new Learn To Curl’s open.  Not sure if you’re ready to curl?  Come watch our league play (see our leagues pages for dates and times or drop us a note) and check out curling from above the ice in Chaparral’s warm room.  Then come down and ask us any questions at the end of the game, we’re friendly.

There will be Learn To Curl sessions on Sunday July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. All sessions will run from 9:00 am to 11:45 am. We will begin with 30 minutes of off ice instruction followed by 2 hours on the ice. Approximately 30 minutes of ice time will be used for instruction and the remainder of the 2 hour ice time will be dedicated to playing a game. The cost of the Learn To Curl is $30 per person.

*** SOLD OUT ***   July 7th Learn To Curl   *** SOLD OUT ***

*** SOLD OUT ***   July 14th Learn To Curl   *** SOLD OUT ***

*** SOLD OUT ***   July 21st Learn To Curl  *** SOLD OUT ***

*** SOLD OUT ***   July 28th Learn To Curl   *** SOLD OUT ***

Didn’t register in time for these sessions?  New Learn To Curl Sessions will be posted soon for Thursday nights in September as a prelude to our new Thursday night league!

Be sure to be notified when new sessions are added by clicking below:

Learn To Curl notification sign-up

Members and friends can    Volunteer here
 

We answer many of the questions you may have about taking a learn to curl program with us in our FAQ.

The sport of curling has grown dramatically in the U.S. in recent years, in large part because of the increase in television coverage of the sport in the last three Winter Olympics. The US Curling Association now has over 23,000 members and 185 clubs in over 40 states.

Curling is fun and easy to learn. We’ve provided a variety of information and links to help you learn more about the sport. But don’t just read about. Come out and get on the ice!


History of Curling

The history of curling dates back to 16th century Scotland (more info in this link than you will likely ever want to know) where the rugged Scots curled on frozen lochs and marshes with heavy,odd-shaped rocks called ‘loafies. Curling in North America started in 1807 with the creation of the Royal Montreal Curling Club and in 1830 in the United States in Orchard Lake, Michigan. Click here for general information about the origins and history of the game.

Curling Basics

The Curling Basics Site does a wonderful job of describing the basics of the game and common shots through animation.

Curling Strategy
The former Lone Star Curling Club’s President,  Wayne Garman, grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and has been curling since he could walk. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration but not by much. Wayne knows the strategy of this game from every angle and his knowledge is shared in his blog Wayne’s Game and from previous articles he’s written. Learn from the master.

Curling Info, Rules, FAQs
The United States Curling Association (USCA) is the governing body of the sport in the U.S. and provides a variety of information about curling including news and general curling information and a two minute guide to the game.

Club Locator
If you’re trying to find a curling facility in the U.S., use the club locator.

 

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