Drop-in nights at Fernie Curling Club is a great opportunity to try out this winter sport!
Sessions are scheduled for February 16 & 23, 2024, with more dates to be announced for March. Drop-in curling is open to the public. Come out and have some fun with friends while throwing some rocks. No experience is required! This is a great Canadian sport that is a must-try!
Curling is a team sport played commonly by two teams of four players each on a sheet of ice. Teams will alternate to 'throw' (or rather slide) granite stones toward a circular target at the opposite end of the sheet. Each player will throw two stones over the course of the round with the objective of having the most stones closest to the centre at the end of the round when all stones have been thrown.
It's a tactical game whereby players will attempt to block and clear stones from the opposing team whilst at the same time trying to position their own stones closest to the target. A skillful player can 'curl' the stone by spinning it on release altering its path toward the target. For each throw, two team members from the thrower's team can also 'sweep' the ice ahead of the stone to speed it up as it moves toward the target.
Drop in Fee is $10; the club has brooms and sliders to use. Please bring a clean pair of indoor shoes to change into for when you're on the ice. The club has extra shoes to borrow just in case. Please also be reminded that the ice is in a refrigerated environment so please dress accordingly.
Fernie Curling Club is located between the Fernie Memorial Arena and the Fernie Community Centre (in the same building as the arena). The doors to the club are at the top of the stairwell between the two buildings. The facility is also fully licensed and has a banquet room with a fully functioning kitchen. The club has four sheets of ice.
Available to larger groups for $50 for two hours per sheet. Includes use of the lounge. Bar service and the use of a commercial kitchen are also available. Alternatively, you have the option to book a caterer. Please contact the Fernie Curling Club by phone or via their Facebook Page for rentals.