New to Curling?
Curling is one of the most popular sports in Canada – and for good reason! Curling is a game of intriguing strategy that can be played by people of all ages. It’s a great way to meet new people and stay active, especially during the winter-time months!
You don’t need any previous curling experience to curl at the Shamrock. If you are new to curling, we recommend that you attend one of our ‘Learn-to-Curl’ clinics or else ask us about receiving some quick instruction. We also offer "Drop-In Curling" throughout the season and "Fun Leagues" (leagues that are designed specifically for beginner to novice curlers).
Don't know anything about curling? Here is an animated, 2 minute introduction to the sport of curling. Check it out!
What to Wear and Bring to Curling:
Clothing: Although special curling clothing is available, it is not necessary; simply wear warm and comfortable clothing, such as a track suit, or a sweater and sweatpants (it’s a good idea to layer so that you can adjust as needed). Most curlers also wear gloves to keep their hands warm, and to protect their hands while sweeping.
Footwear: Please bring a pair of clean soled indoor shoes (e.g., sneakers) for use on the ice. Outdoor footwear will not be permitted on the ice surface. Brooms, sliders, delivery aids and delivery sticks are available at the Shamrock to borrow at no extra charge.
General Points of Curling Etiquette:
Nobody wants to look and act out of place! Here is a short list of General Points of Curling Etiquette that will prove useful when going to curl.
Basic Curling Terms:
New curlers can sometimes get intimidated by all the (odd) terminology that experienced curlers use. Click here for an animated tutorial on basic curling terms. Now you can play with the pros (or at least sound like it...).
If you are interested in joining a curling league please contact us with any questions you might have. The Shamrock offers a wide variety of beginner, social, and competitive leagues for curlers of all ages and skill levels. Most leagues begin in early-October and run until the end of March. If you don’t have a team, no problem! Simply join as an individual or a couple, and the league organizers will set you up on a team.