Try Curling

Why try out curling?

Any age or ability are welcome. Children as young as 8 are out on the ice alongside veterans in their 80s and beyond! Delivery sticks allow stones to be delivered from a standing position or from a wheelchair and are available for those with mobility issues.

It’s a great way to be active and exercise. Curling may look like a slow game, but you will get a workout sweeping and moving about on the ice!

Make new friends and join a community. Curling is both competitive and social. The ice is a great place to spend quality time with friends and family and to meet new people – and then join your new friends for a coffee or meal afterwards in our restaurant!

Join a Try Curling Session

Try Curling sessions provide a great taster to the sport with an introduction to the basics and information on how the game is played.

Sessions are held regularly during the curling season. Try Curling sessions cost £10 per person. Sessions run approximately 2 hours.

Participants will get comfortable on the ice, be introduced to the basic rules of curling, and learn to deliver a stone and sweep.

Families and groups are welcome. Please note that groups larger than 8 should book through our Group Sessions.

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.

Questions about Try Curling? Please contact us.

Beginners Curling Course

Ready to spend more time on the ice? Join one of our Beginners Curling Courses. The Beginners Course is open to total beginners, as well as those who have attended a Try Curling or corporate session.

The course includes two sessions on the ice with an experienced coach. In the first session, you will learn to deliver a curling stone, as well as being introduced to sweeping and the basic rules. The second session will focus on developing your delivery skills and applying them in a game.

The £50 cost of a Beginners Course includes a New Stones Club session where you can put your new knowledge to the test! Join other beginners and see what it’s like to be part of a curling club.

The sessions for the first half of the season will be held on:

  • Course 1: Sunday, October 8 and Sunday, October 15
  • Course 2: Sunday, November 5 and Sunday, November 12
  • Course 3: Sunday, December 14 and Sunday, December 21

The first session runs from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The second session is from 9 a.m. until noon. Participants may choose the date and time of their third session with the New Stones.

Join a Beginners Course

New Stones Club

The New Stones Club is aimed at individuals of all ages who have recently started curling or are in their first few seasons of curling.

The aim is to provide regular coaching and practice sessions where members of similar ability levels can get together to improve their skills and build their confidence on the ice and playing as a team.

The New Stones is a way to expand your knowledge and experience, with the goal of joining a regular club or league.

All sessions are supervised by an experienced coach and cost £10 per person. Sessions are typically in the evening on weekdays.

Join a New Stones session on the Edinburgh Curling School website or email newstones@edinburghcurlingschool.org.uk for more information and booking. Please note that regular New Stones Club attendees must be members of Edinburgh Curling Club.

Join the New Stones

Ready to graduate from the New Stones and join a club? Contact us for more information.