Learn-to-Curl Classes

 

Interested in trying curling like you saw on television during the Olympics?  You can sign up for one of our ‘Curling Experience’  classes in February and March.  Details are below.

Email Dan at learn2curl@pittsburghcurlingclub.com to register for a class.

If you can not make it to one of ‘Curling Experience’ classes, you can join or waiting list to be notified of future classes.  Click here and complete the form to be added to the waiting list.

Have questions about curling or our ‘Curling Experience’ classes? Contact Dan at learn2curl@pittsburghcurlingclub.com.


What’s a “Curling Experience” session?

It’s the fastest and best way to get the hang of curling.  We have events planned at two locations during and just after the Olympics.  Each 30 minute class will teach you how to slide and sweep, plus you’ll get to throw a few stones just like you saw on TV.

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 learn2curl@pittsburghcurlingclub.com.

How much does it cost?

A ‘Curling Experience’ class is $15/person.

When and where are the classes?

We are holding our classes at two locations this winter – the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center on Neville Island (our regular location) and the Schenley Park Ice Rink in Schenley Park.

Note – Registration and prepayment is required for all classes.  To register for a class, you must email Dan at learn2curl@pittsburghcurlingclub.com.  You will receive a confirmation email if you get into the class (we expect the classes to fill quickly).

Saturday, March 15th at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center

9:45PM – Sold Out

10:15PM – Sold Out

10:45PM – Sold Out

11:15PM – Sold Out

11:45PM – A Few Spots Remaining

12:15AM – A Few Spots Remaining (Just after midnight)

Additional classes may be added if these fill up.  Details will be posted here when available.

Note – Due to limited ice time we are unable to offer refunds.

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)

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!

Dan Bliss
Level I USCA Instructor
Community Outreach Coordinator, Pittsburgh Curling Club

Please contact Dan at learn2curl@pittsburghcurlingclub.com if you have any questions.