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Saturday Morning Breakfast Extravaganza



Upcoming Event: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Registration opens at 8:00 pm Wednesday, October 3

Next Event: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Registration opens at 8:00 pm Wednesday, October 17

 

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. Individuals, couples, and small groups are welcome. 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 a $25 donation, 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!) spouses and friends. 

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 liability waivers (pdf; adult or  youth-- age less than 18 years), 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. Participants must be able to slide a 44 lb. curling stone at least 125 ft across the ice. Our experience tells us that young curlers should be at least in their teen years.

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 online to reserve a spot. Twelve spots for each event are reserved for non-members. Registration for a given Saturday opens at 8:00 pm Wednesday evening ten days prior to the event date.

If the roster for a given Saturday is filled, then members and non-members may join a waitlist by sending a message to Breakfast@CurlDC.org. Be sure to include the date for the event you wish to attend. Persons on the waitlist are registered as spots become available, up to approximately 6 pm the Friday evening before the event. 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?

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, use the link provided in your registration acknowledgement email message. If you no longer have the acknowledgement email message or otherwise encounter difficulty canceling a registration, then 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.

 

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