Learn to Curl
Thanks for your interest. There are a variety of ways to get you curling!
The higher profile of curling in the recent Winter Olympics, including the remarkable gold medal victory of the USA men's team, has stimulated lots of local interest in our sport, as did the USCA Curling Nationals held in the Philadelphia area for the first time in February 2012 and again in 2014. Our recent fall season curling classes have been filled to capacity, and our club membership is now close to its maximum with the influx of new curlers, but we still have room for a few more. Our normal season runs from October through March, and our next classes will start in October 2018. If you are interested in visiting the club or observing our league play during the season, please contact us and we will try to accommodate your requests. We are excited that there is so much interest in our sport. If you would like to try curling before our next public event, please consider contacting:
- Bucks County Curling Club, a great and growing new four-sheet arena facility with dedicated ice in Warminster, PA
- Jersey Pinelands Curling Club, a new arena facility in Mt. Laurel, NJ
- Diamond State Curling Club, a new arena facility in Newark, DE
Our Curling Class is run by experienced members of the club and is a great introduction to the sport, and an wonderful opportunity to try a Winter Olympic event! No prior experience is required, but participants must be at least 18 years of age. Classes include on-ice instruction in the basics and some game play. After completing the class, you will be ready (and hopefully eager) to start participating in club activities. All you need to bring is a second pair of clean sneakers, loose clothing (e.g. track pants), a jacket or sweater, and possibly some gloves (it can get a little chilly on the ice – the room temperature is typically around 40°F).
We expect to hold classes in October 2018.
Please check back again in the late summer for more information.
If you have any questions, or want to be notified when more information is available, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: Prior to 21 March 2018, there was a minor problem with the email address. If you sent a message before that date, or received a delivery error warning, please resend your message.
The Curling Club is available for group outings or facility rentals on WEEKDAY afternoons. Each event lasts 2.5 hours and includes use of the ice, the “warm room” (a social area), and curling instruction from club members. Cost is $1,700 for a group of not more than 16 people. These events are scheduled on weekday afternoons when the ice is available and to avoid conflict with regular league and competitive events. Outings can be scheduled during Philadelphia Curling Club's regular season extending from October through March. To set up a group outing or private event, or for more information, please send email to email@example.com.
For alternative days and times, dedicated curling ice is also available at Bucks County Curling Club in Warminster, PA. Additional options at BCCC may include evenings, weekends, and summer ice availability. For more information visit the BCCC website: www.buckscountycurlingclub.org
Philadelphia Curling Club strongly supports teaching the great sport of curling to young people and encourages their interest. Children of members are automatically eligible for our programs, and young people whose parents are not members may also participate for a nominal fee. We have several programs available for young curlers:
- Little Rockers (ages 5-12): This group typically meets on Saturday mornings to learn the basics and start playing together.
- Junior Curling (ages 12-18): Basic instruction for new curlers as well as training and competition for young curlers with advancing skills. With support from our dedicated and capable instructors and coaches, some of our junior curlers have participated successfully at national and world competitive events.