Did you watch the American men’s curling team win gold at the last Winter Olympics? Did you think that it looked like a fun game? Here is your chance to learn all about curling and to try your hand at the game. Curling is an ancient game that began in Scotland several hundred years ago, and is now played in many countries – most notably Canada and the U.S. It is a game of skill that most people can pick up quickly, but it takes years to master. Curlers often play into their 80’s using adaptive equipment and techniques, and many players pick up the game while they are in their 60’s. The great part is that you can have fun and enjoy playing at any skill level.
Coached by experienced members of the Upper Valley Curling Club, you will learn the basics of delivery, sweeping, and strategy. You must have good balance and some flexibility and strength, but do not think that Olympic players represent the average curler! Your lead instructor will be an OSHER@Dartmouth member and student, and a dedicated curler. The club supplies all equipment; you need to have warm clothing and shoes with non-skid soles. In a two-hour session there will be one break to warm up. The class will be held mostly on the ice in the Wendell A. Barwood ice arena in White River Junction.