Curious about what it takes to be an Olympic curler? Want to know how it feels to throw 42 pounds of granite down a sheet of ice? Wonder what goes on in that white, cinder block building on Balltown Road? Find out the answers to all of this, and much more at the Schenectady Curling Club Open House Events! Try the roaring game that’s often called chess on ice and see what all the fuss is about!
Our Olympic Open House Events will be held on February 21st (6pm to 10pm) and 22nd (10am to 6pm) 2014 and they are a great opportunity to experience curling first hand. Come with a group of friends, or sign-up by yourself. If you have a group larger than 12 people, please contact us so we can be sure to accommodate you! Register Now!
How Does the Open House Work?
During your time at the Open House you’ll learn curling basics, get introduced to some curling traditions and terminology, and then get right on the ice to learn how to throw and sweep stones! Hot beverages, water, and snacks will be provided for your off-ice enjoyment. During the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon time slots, our warm room bar will be open offering a selection of additional libations.
Every participant will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a free one year curling membership, and we will be holding a “draw the button” contest for additional memberships and prizes. And if you enjoy your time on the ice and want more (it can be very addicting) there will be information at the open house to register for additional curling lessons and on-ice game time in March and April 2014.
How Do You Sign Up?
Click Here to pre-register for the open house. Advance registration is encouraged and discounted at $12 per person for ages 13 and up (ages 6-12 are free if accompanied by an adult). Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event as space permits. On-site registration is $15 per person. Open House registration fees will be deducted from your first year membership if you join the club for the 2014-2015 season.
What Do You Need to Participate?
First off we have some paperwork that you will need to fill out before we can get you out onto the ice. One of those items is our Participant Release Waiver. To help you get out on the ice faster, please download, read, and bring a signed copy of our Participant Release Waiver with you the day of the event.
The temperature on the ice is about 38 degrees, so wear gloves, and warm, comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Layers tend to work best. Bring clean, rubber-soled footwear, such as sneakers, to change into. Curling equipment will be available for your use.
Give It A Try!
So please come on down to the Schenectady Curling Club for our Open House Events and give curling a try. Register Now! You’ve watched it on TV and now it is your turn to try an Olympic sport that is also a very fun, exciting, and social game. If you have questions about the open house, please contact us!