Try Curling and Beginners Classes

Try Curling

Curling is a fun and challenging game combining physical and mental skill. It is one of the few sports where all ages, genders and abilities can play together and against each other. Two teams take turns to deliver stones down the ice attempting to get closer to the centre of the target or ‘house’, than their opponents. Each team consists of four players, who each deliver two stones. The last stones are played by the skips who are the team captains and direct their team on which shots to play.

 

Once all sixteen stones have been played, an ‘end’ of curling is complete. A team scores one point for each stone which is closer to the centre of the house than any of the opposition’s stones. Games are normally made up of 8 ends.

Curl Aberdeen hold regular hour long Try Curling sessions for people age 8+. The 2016 – 17 dates are:

 

2nd October 2016 at 12.15pm and 2.15pm

6th November 2016 at 2.30pm and 3.30pm

19th November 2016 at 2.30pm and 3.30pm

18th December 2016 at 12.15pm and 1.15pm

8th January 2017 at 10.00am and 11.00am

29th January 2017 at 10.00am and 11.00am

26th February 2017 at 12.15pm and 1.15pm

26th March 2017 at 10.00am and 11.00am

All equipment is supplied including brushes and sliders. All you need is warm, loose fitting clothing and clean, flat, rubber soled shoes (trainers are ideal) to change into for curling. Delivery sticks allow stones to be delivered from a standing position or wheelchair and are available for those with mobility issues.

 

To book please phone 01224 810369 or email curling@curl-aberdeen.co.uk

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Beginners Classes

Beginner Classes give you the confidence and skills to play curling if you’ve never curled before or have previously enjoyed a Try Curling session. Each course lasts 8 hours over a four week block.

 

During the course the following will be covered:

 

Warm-up

  • Delivery of a curling stone
  • How to grip, rotate and release the stone
  • Sweeping technique
  • Rules, etiquette, history and scoring of the game
  • Skip signals and basic tactics
  • Game play opportunities

 

All equipment is supplied including brushes and sliders. All you need is warm, loose fitting clothing and clean, flat, rubber soled shoes (trainers are ideal) to change into for curling. Delivery sticks allow stones to be delivered from a standing position or wheelchair and are available for those with mobility issues.

Beginners Classes run regularly throughout the curling season. The 2016 – 17 dates are:

 

Block 1: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October 2016 from 10am – 12pm

Block 2: 13th, 20th November, 4th, 18th December 2016 from 10am – 12pm

Block 3: 12th, 19th, 26th February, 5th March 2017 from 10am – 12pm

Alternatively, for those who cannot manage any of the Beginners Classes, we hold Novice Curling sessions every Wednesday from 10am – 12pm. Instructors will be on hand to teach the basics of the game to beginners and also to develop the potential of curlers with one or two years’ experience.