Why Try Curling?
Not only is curling Scotland’s traditional winter sport, but it is also a hugely popular feature of the Winter Olympics & Paralympics. While all the sweeping and shouting may seem fiercely competitive, curling is actually an incredibly friendly and inclusive sport suitable for everyone. Those with impaired mobility can use a cue to deliver their stones from a standing position, while there are adapted rules for wheelchair curling, the visually-impaired, and British Sign Language users. At Curl Edinburgh we have a diverse membership of curlers from across central Scotland and the Borders, ranging in age from 8 to well over 80.
There are more than 90 clubs who play here regularly, ready to warmly welcome any new members and help beginners to develop their skills. Not only is the ice a social place to be, but a great tradition of the game is for teams to retire to the bar for a drink with their opponent after playing.
Interested? Let’s get you on the ice
Our Try Curling sessions are the perfect commitment-free taster of the sport. For only £10/person you get roughly a 2 hour session with a qualified coach and all the equipment provided. The only thing you need to bring is a spare pair of spotlessly clean rubber-soled trainers for wearing on the ice. You will be part of a group of up to 8 participants, and learn all the basics before splitting into 2 teams for the authentic playing experience.
If you enjoy Try Curling, our Beginners Course followed by the New Stones beginners club are the next logical steps – but if you so wish, feel free to jump into any of the other clubs based here straight away!