Step 1 – Try Curling

Why Try Curling?

Not only is curling Scotland’s traditional winter sport, but it is also a very popular feature of the Winter Olympics & Paralympics. Did you know that two of Team GB’s 2022 Winter Olympic medalists are Edinburgh members, having learnt to play with our Junior club? Not only could you be following in the footsteps of Bruce Mouat (Silver) and Jennifer Dodds (Gold), but you’ll find yourself enjoying an incredibly friendly and inclusive sport that is suitable for everyone. At Curl Edinburgh we have more than 1200 members from across central Scotland and the Borders, ranging in age from 8 to well over 80. Adaptable rules make the sport accessible to almost everyone.

Interested? Let’s get you on the ice

Our public Try Curling taster sessions are the perfect commitment-free introduction to our sport. For a discounted price you (along with up to 3 others) get roughly 1h45 on the ice with a qualified coach and all the equipment provided. Each session usually has 2 coaches and up to 8 participants, which allows us to split into two small groups where you’ll learn the basics much faster before sampling a proper 4v4 team game. The only thing you need is to bring a spare pair of spotlessly clean rubber-soled trainers for wearing on the ice – outdoor shoes cannot be worn on the ice.

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 straight in by joining any of the other clubs based here!

Book a session

Due to Team GB’s phenomenal 2022 Winter Olympic curling success, featuring two Edinburgh members (Bruce Mouat won Men’s Silver, and Jennifer Dodds won Women’s Gold), we’ve had an unbelievable demand from people wanting to try curling. If you would like to join them, please note your details below and we will keep you updated over summer. We plan to reopen in September 2022, although the exact date is yet to be confirmed.

Try Curling is the perfect introduction for individuals and small groups (subject to availability). Groups larger than 4 people should enquire about our Group Experiences.

All you need is to wear layers of warm loose clothing and bring a spare pair of clean rubber-soled trainers to change into after arriving in the ice hall (your outdoor shoes cannot be worn on the ice). We will supply all the specialist equipment you require.

Any questions? Please contact us.