FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION ABOUT CURLING
Many people are not sure of the physical requirements to play curling and the associated costs. Following are questions that are most often asked:
1. What age can play the sport?
Any age from five years old to no age limit. We have players over 80 years old still playing. Unfortunately, our club does not have a Junior program although we do have the little rocks for this program. We do have a senior league which curls during the day every weekday, we also have Men’s league playing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and a Mixed league that plays on Friday evening. Finally, we have a “Learn to curl” timing which is on Sunday at 1300-1500 hrs allowing new curlers to learn all about curling.
2. What physical condition do you have to be in?
If you are able to walk and have good balance, you should be able to play. Many seniors who have difficulty bending their knees can use a special stick to deliver the stones.
3. Can I get hurt playing the sport?
As in any other sport, there is always the risk of sustaining an injury. With the proper equipment and training, the risk is minimized considerably. There is also new safety equipment available today which helps to protect the head should a fall occur.
4. Is it an expensive sport?
Relatively speaking, it is reasonable when compared to the costs of playing hockey and golf. The season, which lasts from mid-October to the end of March/early April timeframe, runs from $300 to $450 depending on how many leagues you want to play.
5. Do I need expensive equipment?
No, you can start with a clean pair of sneakers and a $15 slider that fits over your shoe. As you develop your skills in the game, you can buy special shoes and your own broom, which would likely be under $200.
If you would like to get more information about our club, please come and visit us. Our daytime leagues normally start at approx 9am, and our evening leagues start at 6:45pm.
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