Learn To Curl

Interested in learning how to curl?  The Cincinnati Curling Club is happy to invite you out to learn how to curl like an Olympian.  We have a full team of qualified instructors who will guide you through the entire process.

Upcoming Learn To Curl Classes

LOCATION: Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241.  CANADA rink

DATES:

  • Friday Oct 20, 2017: Learn to Curl $45 per person
    • Traditional Learn to Curl event, 2 hour event
    • Off-ice discussion starts 10:00PM, On Ice Starts 10:30PM, Event ends at 12:15AM
  • Thursday March 1, 2018: Learn to Curl $45 per person
    • Traditional Learn to Curl event, 2 hour event
    • Off-ice discussion starts 9:00PM, On Ice Starts 9:15PM, Event ends at 11:00PM
  • Sunday March 4, 2018: Taste of Curling $20 per person
    • Taste of Curling event, 30 minute event per person, start times staggered in registration
    • First start time at 10:00AM, Last start time 11:30AM, Event ends at 12:00PM.
  • Thursday March 8, 2018: Taste of Curling $20 per person
    • Taste of Curling event, 30 minute event per person, start times staggered in registration
    • First start time at 8:00PM, Last start time 9:30PM, Event ends at 10:00PM.
  • Thursday March 15, 2018: Taste of Curling $20 per person
    • Taste of Curling event, 30 minute event per person, start times staggered in registration
    • First start time at 8:00PM, Last start time 9:30PM, Event ends at 10:00PM
  • Sunday March 18, 2018: Taste of Curling $20 per person
    • Taste of Curling event, 30 minute event per person, start times staggered in registration
    • First start time at 10:00AM, Last start time 11:30AM, Event ends at 12:00PM.

Register HERE IN THE SIGN UP PAGE.

Registration opens September 30, 2017.

Prior to your learn to curl class class, please complete an on-ice waiver using the link below. Each class participant must fill out a waiver in order to participate on-ice. If a minor is participating, a parent or guardian should fill out the minor waiver.

Adult Waiver: https://www.smartwaiver.com/v/cccwaiver1718adult/

Minor Waiver (under 18): https://www.smartwaiver.com/v/ccc1718minor/

Send questions to LearnToCurl@CincinnatiCurlingClub.com

We ask that you arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start of each class to allow time for proper registration and waivers to be filled out.  (Anyone under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian to sign the waiver for them)

CINCINNATI CURLING CLUB IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A PARTICIPANT ARRIVING LATE TO AN EVENT AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE SHIFTING STARTS TIMES DUE TO HIGH VOLUME.  PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE.  NO REFUNDS FOR MISSING PRE-REGISTERED START TIME.

OPPORTUNITIES WE OFFER

A. Learn to Curl

  1. Traditional Learn to Curl event includes just over 2 hours of sports education and on-ice game play. Training begins with some off ice classroom training, where you will have the rules and lingo of curling explained to you.  You may also see a video demonstration, showing what proper technique looks like.
  2. Afterwards, you will be taken onto the ice, and you will perform various exercises and drills to get you trained on how to curl.
  3. Finally you will get to play a mini-game of curling.
  4. In total, the event last about 2 hours from the time the off-ice training begins to the time that the on ice activities are over.

B. Taste of Curling

  1. Taste of Curling provides a sampling in the education and on-ice experience of curling. This event is 30 minutes.
  2. Start times will be staggered in 15 minute intervals from the start of the event until 30 minutes to the end of the event.
  3. Each participant will travel to 5 different CURLING STATIONS to learn a different aspect and skill of the game. This includes on-ice participation and drills.  Please wear appropriate clothing  (see Q&A below).
  4. Each participant will get the opportunity to throw at least one 40 lb granite curling stone down the sheet of ice toward the house, just like an Olympian!

You can request more information by sending an email to LearnToCurl@CincinnatiCurlingClub.com

Common Learn To Curl Questions

Q – Am I going on the ice?
A – Yes, you will have some short off-ice discussion and then you will walk on the ice.  Please dress appropriately.

Q – Do I need any special equipment?
A – All curling related equipment will be provided by the Cincinnati Curling Club

Q – What should I wear?
A – Curling is played on ice, so dress warmly. The typical temperature on the ice is in the mid 40’s.  It is best to wear loose fitting clothing, and wear layers.  Many curlers wear athletic warm-up pants, yoga pants, or other similar sweat pants.  While it is OK to wear jeans, jeans tend to be a little too restrictive in movement allowed for most people.  Remember that during curling, you will be getting into a lunge position, so make sure that your clothing allows for this.  Another key to clothing is to wear layers.  Most people tend to get warm after sweeping for a bit, and they will take off a sweatshirt or other layer to they don’t overheat.  It is best to wear gloves that will allow basic dexterity.

Q – What shoes should I wear?
A – No Heels, Sandals or open toed shoes are permitted on the ice.  It is best to wear normal athletic or running shoes.  All shoes must be clean before you will be allowed on the ice.  Failure to wear the correct footwear will result in you not being allowed onto the ice.

Q – Do I need to be a member of the Cincinnati Curling Club to come and curl?
A – For the Learn To Curl Clinics and Instructional Leagues that we are running, you do not need to be a member to come out and try curling.  If you would like to curl in one of our other leagues, you will need to join the club.

Q – If I love curling after my first time, how can I curl more?
A – We have all kinds of options for people to join our club.  Anyone is welcome to become a member and join our club.  We offer multiple curling leagues, ranging from leagues for the highly competitive to instructional leagues intended to help beginners learn the game better.

Open Ice Time - 2017 to 2018

We are able to offer some available ice time during our current league events.  Please contact us if you and/or a group want to schedule practice time or you can inquire about scheduling a Learn to Curl.

Ice time depends on availability of equipment and facilities.

Inquire by sending an email to LearnToCurl@CincinnatiCurlingClub.com

LOCATION: Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241.  CANADA rink

DATES:

  • Coming soon depending on league registration

COST: $20 for club members for practice time

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