Learn to Curl Sessions
 

If you’ve ever wanted to try curling, you’ve come to the right place. Throughout the year the St. Louis Curling Club schedules Learn to Curl sessions to introduce the public to the Olympic sport of curling. Our instructors will teach you the basics of curling and play a short game with you.

Reservations

Please click here to reserve your spot in one of our Learn to Curl sessions. Reservations are not required, but strongly recommended to ensure we have space at the time slot you are hoping for. Note that we cannot guarantee participation without reservations, though we will make every effort to accommodate walk ins.

Groups

Groups are welcome but please make reservations as noted above in order to guarantee participation and allow us to plan for your group. If you are planning for a group of 20 or more, please consider a group event. With a group event, you can ensure that everyone will learn and curl together.

Learn to Curl Schedule

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Fees

Each Learn to Curl (LTC) session costs $25 per person. Please verify the quantity at PayPal after clicking below.
If the Learn to Curl class needs to be canceled in case of bad weather (this is entirely at the discretion of our Board), or due to rink closure, you will be notified at the email you provided. The cost of the Learn to Curl class will be refunded to you in full ($25/person), or you may register for an open spot in an upcoming class.

Waiver

All curlers are required to sign a waiver before going on the ice. Waivers will be provided at sign in, or you can save time by downloading the waiver and bringing it signed to our registration table.

Age Limit

Children should be at least 5 years old to be eligible for our Learn to Curl sessions.

The kids will learn the game with stones that are lighter weight than regulation stones, while the adults and older children will use the regulation weight stones.

We recommend, but do not require, that a parent accompany younger children on the ice. Also it is recommended for kids 12 and under that they wear a helmet during the learn to curl session.

Appropriate Attire

The ice rink will be 45 degrees but you may warm up once you start playing and sweeping, so it is best to dress in layers. Wear loose fitting pants that allow freedom of movement. If your hands get cold easily, you will want to bring gloves. Please wear clean (not muddy), flat soled shoes such as tennis shoes. Please don't wear sandals or shoes without backs. Feel free to bring a helmet if you want the additional protection.

What to expect at your Learn to Curl class

  • In our Learn to Curls we strive to get you sweeping and delivering stones as quickly as possible, while at the same time giving you a feel for the equipment and the flow of the game.
  • Participants arrive, sign the waivers, settle fees and get fitted with grippers (grippers go over your shoes and help you grip the ice).
  • Instructors discuss safety and divide the participants into small groups.
  • The groups go onto the ice for instruction on delivery, sweeping and scoring/strategy. If there is time we will play a very short game.
  • Once the lesson is done, please visit us in the lobby to socialize and to learn more about curling and our club. After completing the class you have the opportunity to sign up for a curling league, and/or get some more practice at a pickup game. Sign up early to reserve your spot! For more info, see the Pickup Games page and the Leagues page.

Spectators

You can watch the action from the bleachers overlooking the ice sheets. There are plenty of seats and friendly people are available to answer your questions and explain the game. There is no charge if you just come to watch.

Additional Opportunities

Learn to Curl is generally attended once, but if you want to curl more, consider attending a Game Play session, joining a League or planning a Group Event. Photos courtesy of Elaine Marschik