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Saturday Morning Breakfast Extravaganza



Next Event: Saturday, October 26.
Registration opens 8 pm Wednesday, October 16.

Upcoming Event: Saturday, November 2.
Registration opens 8 pm Wednesday, October 23.

 

What is the Saturday Morning Breakfast Extravaganza? 

The Saturday Morning Breakfast Extravaganza is curling for new and experienced curlers, club members and non-members, with ad hoc team formation the day of play. The emphasis is on our guests learning to curl and everyone having fun. We provide instruction for guests and members, then serve breakfast, and then curl–it’s an Extravaganza!

Never curled before? That's OK!

This is your opportunity to give curling a try! For $30, guests will receive about an hour of instruction and practice, and will then be assigned to a team for a game after breakfast. Teams will consist of new and experienced curlers, and will be formed by the league coordinator during breakfast. We will do our best to balance the teams and accommodate requests for pairing with (or against!) others. 

 Participants must be able to slide a 44-lb granite curling stone up to 150 feet on the ice. If you plan to bring children, then please consider age and physical abilities when assessing whether or not the program is appropriate for them. Our experience tells us that young curlers should be at least in their teen years.  

Please arrive no later than 7:45 am (map) so we can get you signed in and fitted with grippers. Wear warm, layered, loose fitting clothing and clean, flat-soled shoes. Sneakers, tennis shoes and athletic shoes are ideal. Non-flat-sole shoes (e.g., heels and dress shoes) are unsafe on the ice and are not permitted.

A signed liability waiver is required for participation. Download our adult liability waiver or fill one out when you arrive at the club. The youth form must be signed at the club by the youth’s parent or legal guardian. 

If you have a large group, then you may wish to consider a club rental. Rentals include use of our warm room, kitchen, all equipment, instruction and guided play — and there is no worry about getting everyone registered before all the guest spots are filled. Please visit our facility rental page for more information.

Advance registration is required.

A maximum of 32 curlers can be accommodated, so members and non-members must register. Twelve spots for each event are reserved for non-members. Registration for a given Saturday opens at 8:00 pm Wednesday evening ten days before the event date. Participants may register as individuals or as couples. Prepayment by guests is required; however; refunds will be issued for registration cancellations prior to 12 noon the day before the event.

Registrations made after the event roster is full will automatically be added to a wait list. If a spot opens for you, then you will receive a registration confirmation notice via email and your prepayment will be processed. If a spot does not open, or you choose to cancel your spot on the wait list, then a prepayment will not be processed. To cancel a registration or a spot on the wait list, please send a message to Breakfast@CurlDC.org

If you have any questions about or issues with registration, you may send a message to Breakfast@CurlDC.org. Be sure to include the date for the event you wish to attend. 

Occasionally openings become available Saturday morning from no-shows or last-minute cancellations. You may want to try your luck filling an open spot by coming to the curling center Saturday morning; however, there is no guarantee that a spot will be available.

Just want to check it out but not play? That's OK, too!

If you just want to watch, take photos or video, or wait for a participant to finish, then you are welcome to do so. Just show up -- please do not register as a guest because that will reserve a participant spot for you. Our warm room has a full wall of large windows for watching the on-ice activities; the temperature is usually a balmy 68-70°; and flat-soled shoes are not needed. A participant donation is neither requested nor expected; however, if you choose to join us for breakfast, then we do ask for a small donation of $3-$4 to help defray the food costs. If you wish to enter the ice shed, then you must first sign a liability waiver, and we ask that you remain on the carpeted areas during game play.

Registered but cannot attend?

If you are registered or waitlisted and find that you will not be able to attend, then please cancel your registration or waitlist to free the slot for another member or guest. To cancel, please send an email to the program coordinators.

Instruction

On-ice instruction will be provided for all new curlers. Advanced instruction is almost always available (on request) for curlers with any level of experience.

Schedule

7:20 am – Doors open. Complimentary coffee and juices available.
7:50 am – Instruction begins in the warm room.
8:05 – 9:15 am – On-ice instruction.
9:00 – 9:30 am – Breakfast is served.
9:15 – 9:45 am – Practice ice available; teams are formed.
9:45 – 12 noon – Curling!

After the game – Broomstacking (socializing) with your teammates and opponents in the warm room.

 

Event Dates for this Season

The Saturday Morning Breakfast Extravaganza is scheduled for the following dates* this curling season:

October 26
November 2
December 14
December 21
January 11
Janaury 18
January 25
February 8
February 15
February 22
March 21
April 4
April 11

*Dates are subject to change.

 

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