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  • Try Curling Sessions
  • Beginner Classes
  • Coaching Sessions
  • Try Curling

    Try Curling sessions provide a great taster to the sport with an introduction to the basics and information on how the game is played. Many sessions are free and last approximately one hour. Sessions are delivered by RCCC (The Royal Caledonian Curling Club – National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland) qualified coaches.

    What to Expect

    • Warm-up
    • Moving around; getting comfortable and confident on the ice
    • Introduction to curling delivery and opportunity to practice
    • Introduction to sweeping and opportunity to practice
    • Full length curling delivery; how far can you send the stone?
    • Cool-down

    What to Wear

    All equipment is supplied including brushes and sliders. All you need is warm, loose fitting clothing and clean, flat, rubber soled shoes (trainers are ideal) to change into for curling. Delivery sticks allow stones to be delivered from a standing position or wheelchair and are available for those with mobility issues.

    Use the search below to find a session near you:

  • Try Curling

    Beginner Classes give you the confidence and skills to play curling if you’ve never curled before or have previously enjoyed a Try Curling session. Each course last a total of approximately 6-8 hours and are available in a range of options including weekend sessions or four week blocks. Beginner Classes are delivered by RCCC (The Royal Caledonian Curling Club – National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland) qualified coaches.

    What to Expect

    • Warm-up
    • Instruction and support to develop your own curling delivery
    • Learn how to grip, rotate and release the stone
    • Coaching advice and support to develop your own sweeping technique
    • Information on the rules, etiquette and scoring of the game
    • Learn the skip signals and basic tactics
    • Fun coaching drills
    • Game play opportunities
    • Cool-down

    What to Wear

    All equipment is supplied including brushes and sliders. All you need is warm, loose fitting clothing and clean, flat, rubber soled shoes (trainers are ideal) to change into for curling. Delivery sticks allow stones to be delivered from a standing position or wheelchair and are available for those with mobility issues.

    Use the search below to find a class near you:

  • Try Curling

    If you have attended a Beginners Class and would like to develop your skills you can arrange a one-to-one coaching session at your local ice rink. An RCCC (The Royal Caledonian Curling Club – National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland) qualified coach can observe and analyse your delivery and help you to improve your game.

    Practice Sessions

    If you have attended a Try Curling session or Beginners Class you can practice and perfect your new skills by visiting your local ice rink and booking ‘Practice Ice’. Most ice rinks will have ice available at a reduced rate for practice, however it is often only available at short notice, during off-peak hours and on an hourly basis.

    Contact your local ice rink to find out more about coaching or practice sessions.

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