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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Sweep Your Way Into Curling Programs this Winter

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-November 11, 2022-Could you be Steamboat Springs’ next Olympian? Maybe just want to get out with friends or coworkers? Or have a burning desire to learn one of the oldest and fastest surging sports on ice? Then the winter Drop-In Day, Curling League and Learn-to-Curl programs through Parks & Recreation is your ticket to a world on ice. 

“Curling has grown in popularity and we’re seeing a significant growth in programs, clubs and participation across the country,” commented Howelsen Ice Complex Supervisor Dmitry Chase. “Curling is a sport that brings fun, competition and camaraderie at all levels.” 

Parks & Recreation in conjunction with Steamboat Curling offer two chilling opportunities to participate in this sweeping sport – Adult Curling League and Learn-to-Curl. Registration for both programs is required and spots on the ice fill up quickly. 

Drop In Curling

Adult Curling League

Learn to Curl

  • Tuesday, November 15
  • 9am to 11am
  • Open curling sheets
  • Individuals and teams can play games or practice skills.
  • Cost: $25
  • Nov 22 through Feb 21
  • 12-game season + playoffs
  • 1 game per week
  • Teams consist of 3-6 players
  • $1,200 per team or $300 for individual
  • Register by Nov. 18
  • Friday, Dec 9: 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Pre-registration is required & cost is $25
  • Max Participants: 32
  • Age: 18+ years old
  • 30 min instruction, 1.5 hours of gameplay

One of the oldest team sports in history, curling dates to the 16th century in Scotland and the Netherlands. According to the United States Curling Association, there are 185 curling clubs across the nation and approximately 23,500 curlers active in the sport.

Curling sheets, the ice surface the games are played on, are lanes 146 to 150 feet long and 14.5 to 16.5 feet wide. There is a target – called a house – at each end consisting of a series of concentric circles. The idea is to slide the stones down the ice and score points by ending up closest to the center of the house.

The stones weigh 38 to 44 pounds, are at least 4.5 inches thick and can be a maximum of 36 inches in circumference. These stones have handles sticking out of the top. Each team has four players, and each player has two stones. The team that scores the most points after eight to ten ends, is the winner. 

-WeServeTheCity-

Contact
Austin Cagaanan, Recreation Supervisor-Adult Sports, 970.871.7042 or email
Dmitry Chase, Howelsen Ice Complex Supervisor, 970.879.4300 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970.871.7031or email

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