We have heard from lots of folks that they missed the chance to come learn to curl this October and so we have found some times during our regular season to invite people to come on down to the Glacier Ice Rink to learn the sport of curling. These 90-minute sessions will happen while the regular season is going on and so you will see people with all sorts of experience level playing while you learn the techniques of curling and get playing a game. If you have questions you can email us at missoulacurling [at] gmail.com.
What to Expect
Well, to have a good time. This is a sport where we yell a lot and sweep ice and slide around 40-some-pound hunks of granite. So don’t expect us to take ourselves too seriously. True, it is a competitive and really strategic game, but it is also totally fun. So we don’t expect you to have any knowledge of the sport or experience. You don’t have to know how to skate (there isn’t any skating) and you can show up in casual street clothes, although dress kind of warm, it is on ice after all.
Who Can Participate?
Anybody. We have people aged 8 to 80 curling here in Missoula and so all ages are welcome. Those under 18 have to have a parent sign a waiver on site, but other than that feel free to come.
How Hard Is It To Learn?
Well, I think it is like golf (not that I know how to golf, but how I imagine golf to be). It is pretty easy to get the basics down and start playing. It is a lot harder to be good at it. But it’s pretty darn easy to have fun out there.
You can find out more on our Learn to Curl page about the rules and history and other than that, grab a spot and come see us this winter.