Learn to Curl FAQ
Learn to Curls are very introductory and laid back, but there are a couple of things that you need to consider or bring before you come.
Shoes are the most important thing to consider. Hard soled boots and dress shoes aren't typically good choices, but carefully consider how your shoes behave when they get cold. After standing on the ice for a while the rubber on your shoes will get cold. Some shoes react well to this, and some get very slippery. We do ask that whatever shoes you bring are clean, and the ice surface for curling is very temperamental to dirt and debris. Once the ice starts to get dirty, it is hard to keep it in good curling condition.
Dress for Weather
We can't really tell you what the weather conditions are going to be like for your learn to curl. Our indoor venues are all climate controlled, however they are ice facilities and are going to be colder than a normal climate controlled building. Our outdoor facilities like RiverScape are very subject to the weather, so dress appropriately for each days weather forecast.
Despite the need to dress for the weather, you also need to dress for comfort. You will be crouching down and moving around a lot. Comfortable clothes are a must.
You mist sign a wavier prior to stepping on the ice. The waiver is available here for download. We highly recommend that you fill this wavier out prior to coming and bring it with you, but we will have a few available on site if you don't bring one with you. If you are under the age of 18 your wavier must be signed by a parent either on site or prior to your arrival. (Please note that without a correctly completed wavier at the time of your event you will not be able to participate and we cannot issue refunds).
There is really no minimum age, but we ask parents to consider that the stones do weigh 42 pounds and will be difficult for younger children to work with. We suggest a minimum age of 12, but will allow younger as long as they wear a helmet while on the ice. A bike helmet works well for this. Participants under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult both on and off the ice. We currently do not have a set of junior stones, but are working to develop a junior program.
Spectators are welcome to attend and watch any of our curling sessions from Learn to Curls to Leagues. Spectator areas are different at each venue and some are more comfortable than others. Spectators are not allowed on the ice except in very rare instances. We ask that before spectators enter the ice that they ask Curl Troy staff for permission.