A two hour Learn-to-Curl includes some basic instruction and practice followed by playing a real game. You can come as an individual or bring a group.
Click HERE to register.
What to expect at a learn to curl
- Brief overview of how to play
- Learn to deliver a rock
- Learn how to sweep
- Break into teams and play (groups and families will be kept together)
- After your class is over The 9th End bar will be open and we invite you to stay for a drink.
- All participants get a souvenir BG Curling pint glass too!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I try curling?
We offer regular 2 hour learn to curl lessons throughout the fall and winter. Spaces are limited!
Do you wear ice skates to curl?
No, curlers don't wear skates, while many league members wear special curling shoes, any clean rubber soled athletic shoe will work.
Do I need to bring any special equipment?
No, all equipment is provided!
What should I wear?
Dress for 40 degree temperatures. We suggest comfrotable pants, a hoodie/fleece, jacket, hat and gloves. Layers are good so you can adjust as you get warm from sweeping.
Is there free parking?
Yes, we have ample free parking at the Black Swamp Curling Center! We are located at 19901 N. Dixie Highway, Bowling Green.
Can we come watch curling?
Absolutely! Spectators are always welcome to come watch for free from the comfort of our warm room or The 9th End bar. There are usually curlers around who will answer any questions you may have about the sport.
Is curling ice the same as skating ice?
Curling ice is not the same as skating ice. Skating ice is perfectly flat, but curling ice has tiny little bumps on it called pebbles. The pebble has much better grip than your common skating ice.
Do you offer wheelchair curling?
Yes, we do! Our curling center is completely wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair curling is part of the Paralympic Winter Games and we welcome new wheelchair curlers in all of our learn to curl classes and leagues.
I did a learn to curl and want to keep curling, What can I do?
That's great, we will be offering "6 week Starter Leagues" which are a great way to continue instruction while also getting a chance to play every week. You can learn about Starter Leagues by clicking HERE.
Do you have weekly leagues open to new curlers?
What if I can't make it to my learn to curl?
Please contact us right away so we can open your spot(s) to other people.
Can I walk in without registering?
We cannot guarantee you a spot if you have not registered. Our classes have limited spots available.
What about safety?
While curling is played on ice, we do make every effort to ensure your safety with proper instruction and equipment. If we see horseplay we will ask you to leave the ice for the safety of yourself and others.