School Curling Opportunities

Why Try Curling?

Curling is both a fun way to get active and a unique mental challenge. This traditional Scottish sport helps students:

  • Make friends
  • Learn teamwork
  • Understand strategy
  • Practice sportsmanship

“The children had a great time at curling. I think very few of them had any idea of what was involved beforehand so it has been brilliant for them to experience some new things.” – Sue Russell, Teacher, Canal View Primary School

In-School Wellness Workshops

Let curling come to you! Each session within the Wellness Workshop includes:

  • A 2-minute introductory video
  • 4-5 minutes to chat, ask questions, and see curling equipment and photos
  • 10+ minutes to play “New Age Kurling” indoors

Wellness Workshops are offered free to local schools looking to expand their Wellness & Health Week activities!

Session Details

Half or full day formats are available to suit any schedule. We recommend allowing 15-30 minutes per group. Groups should be 8-10 students from P2 and above.

We provide:

  • Scottish Curling-certified coaches
  • 2 New Age Kurling Kits
  • Introduction video (available on DVD/CD or USB stick)
  • Demonstration curling equipment
  • Pop-up banner and photos

School provides:

  • A laptop or other method of playing a video, together with screen and speakers
  • Suitable playing area – requires hard flooring, 10-15 meters in length
  • Board or wall to hang photos
  • Teacher/helpers


P.E. Block

Want to join us at the rink? Why not schedule a P.E. block!

We recommend a 4-week block as a great way to get a proper feel for the game. The first session is in-school and is followed by three on-ice sessions.

1 in-school session, up to 1 hour

  • Safety information & what to wear
  • History of & introduction to the sport
  • Fun game of New Age Kurling

Up to 3 on-ice sessions, 1-2 hours each

  • Rink will provide all necessary curling equipment
  • Students only need clean trainers and warm layers
  • A member of staff / volunteer from the school must accompany students

Single Session on Ice

Can’t fit a P.E. block into your schedule? We also offer one-off Student Try Curling sessions of 2 hours in length.

The Practical Stuff

Pricing

Individual on-ice sessions are available at a cost of £48 per sheet (each sheet can accommodate up to 8 students). Prices include coaching and equipment. Off-ice sessions are free of charge for local schools.

Dates/Times

Sessions are available at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Capacity

We can typically host up to 16 students per session. Students must be aged 8 or above and accompanied by a responsible adult.

Accessibility & Safety

The rink is wheelchair accessible, and we’re happy to welcome participants with mobility limitations. You must discuss any limitations with us in advance so we can make any necessary accommodations.

Rink staff are First Aid certified. Coaches hold UKCC Level 1 or above certifications through Scottish Curling, which includes a PVG certificate and Safeguarding course.

How to Reach Us

To schedule a visit, or for more information about curling, please contact:

Evie Chamberlain
Marketing & Sport Development Manager
Murrayfield Curling Rink

0131 337 4242