Winter leagues are now under way, with curling opportunities available for those who are new to the sport as well as experienced curlers.
Intro to Curling
The name says it all. This is perfect for those who are new to curling and want to get a taste of what it’s all about. Experienced curlers are on hand to offer instruction and help with etiquette. Players don’t need a team; they can register individually. No equipment is necessary. It’s 6-8 p.m. on Mondays. The cost is $50 for the five-week session.
This is a new league this year and was really popular in the fall. As the name implies, this league is for two-person teams, which can be two men, two women or one of each. The league is 3 p.m. on Sundays and is broken into two sessions.
There are two Open Leagues available this winter, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Sign up as a four-person team, which can be all men, all women or any combination. The leagues attract some competitive teams but are mostly recreational in nature. Most curlers are there to have fun and develop their skills.
The ladies take over the club on Thursday nights, starting at 5:30 p.m. Register as four-woman teams. Play can be competitive but most teams are there for fun.
The Men’s League is the largest and most competitive league. It’s guys-only night, and they register as four-man teams. Play starts at 5:30 p.m.
For those who want to give curling an occasional try, the club has Open Curling most Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. There’s also Open Curling on Saturdays for members and guests only, from noon-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.