Why can’t we swap people on and off the ice to avoid booking an extra sheet of ice?
Your coach needs the first half of the session to teach all of your participants the various steps of how to play, before you spend the second half enjoying game play under the coach’s guidance.
It may be more expensive to book an extra sheet, especially for only 1 or 2 additional participants, however this does have the benefit of giving you another coach and another sheet of ice so that your participants can split into smaller groups and learn the basics much quicker before enjoy more time in authentic game play.
Can children under 8 participate?
Our insurance won’t cover anyone under 8. Even if you were willing to risk it, young children really struggle to move the 20kg curling stones, never mind get them even halfway down the ice. It’s far better to wait until they’re old enough and have the strength to participate properly. Gogar Park Young Curlers meet on Sunday mornings and is the perfect place for children to learn the sport.
Who can curl?
Anyone aged 8 years and older. Some members are still playing in their 90s!
Delivery sticks allow stones to be delivered from a wheelchair or from a standing position.
Coaching sessions, clubs, and competitions exist for all age groups and abilities.
What should I wear & bring?
The ice is freezing and the air temperate is only 7 degrees, so new curlers should wear warm socks and layers of clothing that provide a good range of movement, perhaps also a hat and gloves.
As well as the shoes you’ll wear while travelling to the rink, all participants must bring with them spotlessly clean rubber soled trainers for wearing on the ice.
All other equipment, such as brushes and stones, will be provided.
How do I do more curling?
We have various coaching options to help you develop your skills, a beginner club, and more than 80 other curling clubs here who would welcome new members. Browse our Find a Club page for more information about them.