All of us at Anthracite Curling are excited for the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
For many of us at the Club, it was four years ago that we watched the Olympics on TV and wanted to learn to play curling. We, like many, were glued to our sets and couldn’t wait to get on the ice!
How quickly four years goes. And here we are, it’s 2014 and we’re just a day from the start of the games and some unprecedented coverage of curling – live and taped (they don’t use those anymore) – on TV.
This year, you may be like many of our current members were back in 2010, and really want to give curling a try. Well, we’re planning on giving you plenty of chances this March to learn the sport, join our club, be part of a team, and play in a league!
We’re hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 1, at Toyota Sportsplex on Coal St. in Wilkes-Barre, the home of Anthracite Curling Club. We’ll be at the rink between 3-7 p.m. For $10, we’ll give you a brief (about 30 minutes) introduction to the sport. You’ll learn how to deliver a stone, how to and why we sweep the stones, and some basic strategy.
If you miss that chance, we’ll be back the next Saturday at the same time for another Open House. Feel free to join us for both days, if you’d like. Or perhaps you’ve had so much fun learning the very basics of curling and you want more …
After each Open House, we’ll be hosting the start of 3-week Learn to Curl Clinics. These sessions get you more into the game. It’s a chance to refine those early skills and get ready for League play at Anthracite Curling.
Right now, our Open House dates are March 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 10 p.m. until Midnight.
If those hours don’t work for you, we’ll be hosting another Learn to Curl Clinic starting Tuesday, March 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Toyota SportsPlex. The cost of each clinic is $50 for three weeks.
After that, we hope you’ll join us as a Member of Anthracite Curling Club. You can join a team and get into the game. Our Spring Leagues start in April!
Until then, enjoy the Olympics – especially the curling – and check back with us often for updates on the Games and some unique perspectives.