Thursday, March 29, 2012

hey students! want to learn curling?

I can attest that curling is a lot of fun. Read about my experience learning to curl a couple of weeks ago.

Ever wanted to try curling? Yep, that crazy Olympic sport in which players throw granite rocks across ice, sweep like crazy, and yell "HARD!" at each other! All ages and physical abilities can play. The Bay Area Curling Club gives you all the equipment and personal certified instruction you need to play a game. In the lead-up to an all new student lesson series, they'll be holding Learn-to-Curl clinics especially for students, families, teachers and educators—details and registration below.

Times: Saturdays, 2:30-5:00pm
Cost: Oakland Ice Center, 1/2 block from 19th St. BART station
Registration required:

4/7 - Students & Families Learn-to-Curl: Parents, students, and families are encouraged to play either with or against each other! All ages welcome, though it helps if you weigh more than the 42lb. curling stone.

4/14 - Teachers & Educators Learn-to-Curl: All educators are invited to bring families and friends to a clinic especially geared toward sharing the potential of curling in your classrooms. Our curlers are physicists, engineers, teachers and other educators who are even willing to visit your classroom with an Olympic medalist and hands-on instruction.

4/21 - Students-only! Learn-to-Curl: Want something unique for your job or college application? This clinic is just for students, no grown-ups allowed!

4/28 - Lesson Series Begins: The six-week lesson series includes instruction, full games, meeting an Olympic medalist, and rink-side tutorial at our annual tournament. The upcoming lesson series is intended for ages 12-22ish*, and begins Saturday, April 28 3-5pm. Registration required

*Adult waitlist: Though the upcoming lesson series is intended for ages 12-22ish, with enough instructors and space, we hope to accommodate adults as well. To join, email

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