Curling is a sport in which players slide granite stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four circles, called the house. Two teams of four players take turns stones across the curling sheet towards the house. Each team throws eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones closest to the center of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight ends. A great deal of strategy and teamwork go into choosing the ideal path and placement of a stone for each situation, and the skills of the curlers determine how close to the desired result the stone will achieve. This gives curling its nickname of chess on ice.
We offer Learn-to-Curl sessions for those who want to try Curling. Our sessions include hands-on instruction, game play and all equipment necessary. They are instructed by Pine Tree Curling Club curlers in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Our regular Curling season goes from September through March, and we curl for a total of 20 weeks. The season is split in 2 sessions of 11 weeks each. Each team curls 10 games with 1 bye week.
Due to high interest in Curling after our 2016 Learn-to-Curl sessions, we were able to offer a 6-week beginner curling session on Sundays nights at the William Troubh Ice Arena. Depending on interest, we might be able to do the same in 2017.
Whether it is a large group of friends or a team-building session for your company, a Private Group session is the best way to try curling while having a lot of fun, develop strategy and communication within your team!