Curling 101

    About the Sport

    Curling has a long and rich history. While its origins are lost in the mists of time, Scottish curlers already were playing the game by the beginning of the 16th century on frozen ponds and lochs.

    Their earliest equipment included stones formed by nature, each one unique. These stones often curved, or “curled,” as they slid down the ice, and the players used besoms or brooms to clear snow and debris from the path of the stones.

    Today, curling is a game of strategy, finesse and strength, contested by teams generally comprised of four players. The principle of curling is simple – get your stone closer the center of the target circles, called the “house,” than your opponent. Players of all skill levels can participate and compete even at older ages than most sports allow.

    Respect, honor and tradition are core elements of the game. Curlers are close knit and you can rely on a warm welcome in curling clubs throughout the world. Camaraderie among players is inherent in the sport and tradition calls for both teams to sit together after a game, discussing what was and what might have been.

    Come join us.

    A 2 Minute Guide to Curling

     
     

     

    Link for the 83-page Discover Curling downloadable manual

    http://17962-presscdn-0-57.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/58/files/2015/04/Discover-Curling-Manual-1.pdf

    Link to download the Discover Curling – Getting Started in Curling for Adults Instruction Videos

    http://17962-presscdn-0-57.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/58/files/2015/10/DiscoverCurling-Wholevideo.mp4

    Link for Stick Curling video

    http://17962-presscdn-0-57.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/58/files/2015/10/DiscoverCurling-StickCurling.mp4

     


     

    Here are some basic curling tips for curlers of all skill levels courtesy of; Curl up With Jamie Sinclair

    Tip #1 Balance

    Tip #2 Sweeping

    Tip #3 Broom Position

    Tip #4 How to Score

    Tip #5 Reading the Scoreboard

    Tip #6 Stance in the Hack

    Tip #7 The Slide

    Tip #8 Grip and Release


    Upcoming Events

    18 Sep 2018
    07:00PM - 08:30PM
    SF Curling Board Meeting
    16 Oct 2018
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    SF Curling Board Meeting
    25 Oct 2018
    06:30PM - 10:30PM
    League Party & First Round of Championship Tournament
    28 Oct 2018
    02:30PM - 08:00PM
    Second Round of Championship Tournament
    14 Nov 2018
    07:00PM - 08:30PM
    SF Curling Board Meeting

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    Sioux Falls, SD  57107

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