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Q: How long does a Learn-to-Curl session last?
A: The session lasts for 2 hours. You will need to show up about 15 minutes early and are more then welcome to stay afterward and socialize in our warm room.
Q: What will you teach us at a Learn-to-Curl session?
A: The first 20 minutes will be an off-ice introduction to the game including the terminology and the equipment. The next 40 minutes will consist of on-ice instruction where you will learn to sweep and deliver a stone. After you have perfected the delivery and sweeping you will move on to play in a game with other people in the Learn-to-Curl.
Q: Do I need any special equipment?
A: No. It is recommended that you wear loose fitting clothes and dress in layers. The air temperature on the ice is around 42 degrees. You may find that you will get quite warm from sweeping and want to remove a layer of clothes. You do need to bring a clean pair of tennis shoes to wear on the ice. All other equipment will be provided by the club.
Q: Is there a minimum age to participate in a Learn-to-Curl session?
A: There is no minimum age. If the participant is under 18 years of age then their legal guardian will need to sign a liability release form. The suggested minimum age is 12 but if you have someone that is under that age that is eager to come out and give it a try then we will work with them. We do have a junior program specifically for younger youth. They will probably find the curling experience more enjoyable if they first learn the sport in one of these programs rather than with a group of adults.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located at 2999 Silver Dr, Columbus, OH 43224. Here is a link to us on Google Maps. We are pretty difficult to find so instead of looking for Columbus Curling Club, look for the Bunk and Loft Factory. We are located in the same building as them - if you find them then you have found us. Their building is a two story yellow building with a red roof that says "Bunk and Loft Factory" on it. Pull into the parking lot on the south side between them and Wheel Medic. Drive back to the loading dock area and you have found the Columbus Curling Club.
Q: Are spectators allowed to come and watch?
A: Absolutely! Bring all your friends on out. The more the merrier. They are more than welcome to come sit in the warmroom and watch a Learn-to-Curl session or even league play.
Q: I'm from Cincinnati, Cleveland or the Dayton area. Is there any curling closer to where I live?
A: You are in luck! There are new clubs starting up through out the US as well as a number of established clubs. There are new clubs that have recently started up at the Indian Hill Winter Club (Cincinnati) and Curl Troy near Dayton. There are also two well-established clubs in Cleveland at the Mayfield Country Club and the Cleveland Skate Club. Visit the USA Curling Association map and browse clubs in the area and throughout the U.S.A.
Q: Why are there no Learn-to-Curl sessions scheduled between April - September?
A: Curling is a seasonal sport and the club shuts down over the summer to avoid the high energy cost that we would have trying to make ice in 90 degree weather. Come back in the beginning of October and check us out!
Columbus Curling Club
PO Box 14529
Columbus, OH 43214, United States
Phone: (614) 265-2875
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