Quick 'n Easy Training, Give Curling A Try!
We welcome new curlers – come and give curling a
try . The Potomac Curling Club offers instruction
early Saturday mornings.
Please check our Saturday
Breakfast League page for
more information and dates. After the instruction there is
the opportunity to curl with more experienced
curlers in the regular league play. We ask non-members
that want to curl in the pick-up game for a nominal
$20 donation. Please bring warm, loose -fitting
clothes and clean flat soled shoes. Sneakers are OK.
A hat and gloves make a warm addition. In addition
to the instruction, we provide all necessary equipment.
If you decide to stay for the game, you'll be teamed
up with more experienced curlers that can help you
learn the ropes.
Never curled before? No problem, it's easy to get started.
The Potomac Curling Club’s Learn-to-Curl programs
are the way to go and recommended for all new members.
For our 2010-11 fall session we will be teaching
several single three hour sessions designed to build
on skills learned during an open house or a drop-in
mini lesson. If you have not been to an open house
or drop-in session, no problems, we'll be covering
the basics too. Certified instructors will help you
get up to speed and in the game quickly and safely.
All you have to bring is determination, warm clothes
(gloves), a good sense of humor, and clean, rubber-soled
shoes – we'll provide the rest.
Registration is online on the calendar / event reservation page
Learn-to-Curl - The Basics
The Learn-to-Curl program covers safety on ice, how to
deliver a stone, sweeping, and some of the terminology
used to describe different aspects of the game – such
as the "take out," "the draw," and "hurry."
The instructors will demonstrate and work one-on-one with
each curler reviewing the essentials of the game. You
will also learn the rules, scoring, the roles of each
player on a curling team, basic strategy, and practice
making key shots. We will also emphasize the on- and
off-ice etiquette that makes curling a gracious sport.
Winter 2012 Learn to Curl Training Dates, Please register on the calendar / event reservation page.
Mon. January 2, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (New Year's Holiday)
Mon. January 16, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (MLK Jr's Holiday)
For more information on general curling delivery,
sweeping, and strategy, please visit