Interested in trying curling? The best way to stay up to date on upcoming Learn-to-Curl classes in Pittsburgh is to join our waiting list. People on the waiting list hear about upcoming classes first.
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Dates for all of our upcoming classes will be posted here when they are available. We are hoping to add several classes in January very shortly.
Due to limited ice time, the number of Learn-to-Curl classes we can hold are limited. We do have several big open house events planned around the time of the 2014 Winter Olympics. If you are not able to make it to a Learn-to-Curl class, we hope that you can join us for one of our open houses.
Have questions about curling or our Learn-to-Curl classes? Contact Dan at email@example.com.
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What’s a “Learn-to-Curl” session?
It’s the fastest and best way to get the hang of curling. Held on Saturday nights at the same time as club league curling, a half hour of off-ice instruction starts you off so you’ll learn what the game is all about. Then a half-hour of on-ice practice to give it a try and get your balance. For the next hour, you’ll get to play a real game!!! By the end of the session, you’ll be a curler! It’s that easy!!!
Who can “Learn-to-Curl”? Can my kids try it?
Curling is a “lifetime” sport for people of all ages and abilities. We love for kids to try curling!! Because it takes a certain amount of strength to slide the 42 pound granite stones down the ice, kids about 9 years and up are generally able to participate. We can also accommodate wheelchair curlers and those who may not be as flexible as they once were with “stick” curling. Don’t know what that is? Don’t worry, just come to the sessions and we’ll get you curling. Waivers must be signed by all participants. Parents or legal guardians must sign waivers for children under 18 years of age. Waivers are available at curling sessions or you can request one in advance by emailing Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does it cost?
A class is $20/person. Please check with Dan for current rates for private corporate events.
Where is the Pittsburgh Curling Club?
Pittsburgh’s ONLY curling club is located at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center on Neville Island, just off I-79 exit 65. See the RMUISC link on our main page for maps & directions.
(Address: 7600 Grand Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15225)
What do I do when I get to the Island?
The Pittsburgh Curling Club is located in the Stadium Rink (October to March) and in the Olympic Rink (September, April & May). The Island staff at the front desk can give you directions inside the building.
We also usually have a locker room where you can check in and leave anything you don’t want to take out on the ice. Just look for the Club flag above the door.
Do I need any equipment?
No! We have all the equipment you need to learn to curl. Just be sure to wear warm, comfortable clothing – track pants or sweatpants work best and athletic rubber soled shoes such as tennis shoes. You’ll be good to go!!
Is curling hard to do?
Curling is easy to learn and fun to play right from the first stone you throw. Most everyone we meet has seen curling televised at the Winter Olympics – looks easy, right? Curling is a sport of strategy and finesse and, as with any sport, the more you do it the better at it you become.
What if I like it?
You can join the Pittsburgh Curling Club as an individual, couple, team or even a group. We can help by placing you on a team with more experienced players or we can help you organize your team. Already, many people living in the Pittsburgh area are already curling in the regular league. Some are even traveling to other clubs and competing in curling tournaments called bonspiels. Check out the membership page for information on fees.
Come and try curling – fun is just a stone’s throw away!
We hope to see you soon!
Level I USCA Instructor
Community Outreach Coordinator, Pittsburgh Curling Club
Please contact Dan at email@example.com if you have any questions.