Curling School Ice

See this post for details on the 2016 season curling school

Curling School at Schenectady Curling club is a hands-on course designed to teach new curlers the different aspects of curling.

These classes emphasize the expressed needs of the participants, concentrating on teaching newer curlers in a controlled environment, and focusing on different aspects of the sport of curling each week. Participants will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experience with the rest of the group as various game scenarios are explored. Participants will have the opportunity to experience playing all positions on a rink.

What will we cover? This is limited only by the objectives of the participants. Some topics include: Objectives with and without the hammer; the roles of each member of a rink; effective communication from the house and hack; game strategies; assessing opponents strengths and weaknesses; identifying and responding to changing conditions; special rules near the hogline and T-line; etiquette, sportsmanship and deportment.

The Curling School is open to all men and women members who would like to excel in the sport of curling.

For more information or to sign up for lessons, please contact our curling education coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Curling Continuing Education Part 1 & 2

Looking to improve your curling skills? Then Curling Continuing Education is for you!

Vice President, Jim Meinhold, has agreed to help coordinate these classes for any and all curlers to improve their skills. Below you will find information regarding the first two Continuing Ed “classes” that will focus on judging weight, sweeping and delivery skills, as well as communication and strategy.

Interested in attending? Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ! Interested in helping? Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

 

Curling Continuing Education Part 1 - Friday, December 30th (6-9pm)

  • 6:00-7:00 Judging Weight and Communication with your Skip (on ice)
    • Learn how to judge the weight of the stone
    • Understand different ways to communicate the stone’s weight to your skip
    • Learn how to communicate with your sweeping partner
  • 7:00-8:00 Mini Game to Practice (4 ends)
    • Practice what you learned in the first hour in a game situation
  • 8:00-9:00 Strategy Discussion (off ice 8-9, snacks will be provided)
    • Discuss different House scenarios and what you can do as the skip (also good for down rink to understand)

Curling Continuing Education Part 2 - Saturday, January 21st (10am-1pm)

  • 10:00-11:00 Delivery & Sweeping
    • Learn how to improve your delivery technique and your sweeping, including increasing the pressure you put on the broom
    • Learn some simple hand signals your skip will use
      • Tap up
      • Take out
  • 11:00-Noon 4 End Game
    • Practice sweeping, communication, delivery, and judging weight
  • Noon-1:00 Strategy Discussion (off ice)
    • Discuss different House scenarios and what you can do as the skip (also good for down rink to understand)

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