Learn To Curl Program Coming To Charles Moore Arena

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: Sports

The Lower Cape Curling Club is set to host two separate Learn to Curl programs at Charles Moore Arena. FILE PHOTO

If you’ve tuned into much of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics coverage, it’s likely that you’ve caught wind of the biggest trend in winter sports: curling, the game that is centered around sliding a 42-pound granite stone down a sheet of ice in a similar manner to shuffleboard.

The sport’s popularity in the United States has boomed in recent decades, as evident by the USA Olympic team’s decision to have the USA men’s curling captain — known as the “skip” in curling speak — be the nation’s flagbearer during the Olympics’ opening ceremonies.

While curling’s widespread appeal may begin on television, more and more Americans are eager to try their own luck on the ice. Thankfully for the brave and well-balanced, the Lower Cape Curling Club will be hosting two separate “Learn to Curl” events for adults 18 and older at Charles Moore Arena.

The first instructional event is scheduled to run from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, and the second is slotted for 9:30 a.m. to noon on March 2. It cost $50 to register, which includes on-ice and off-ice instruction. All equipment will also be provided for participants, who are encouraged to dress warmly and wear clean, soft-soled shoes or sneakers.

Email lowercapecurlingclub@gmail.com for more information about the Learn to Curl programs or to register.

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