If you have ever wanted to try curling, you have come to the right place. The Granite Curling Club schedules open houses to introduce the public to our great sport. Never tried curling before but want to do so? An open house is just what you're looking for!
Registration opens a month before the scheduled event. Click the 'Calendar' tab above to keep an eye on the club's calendar! Waivers will be provided at the club, or you can save time by downloading the waiver, then print and sign it, and bring it with you.
- Get instruction on the basics of curling
- Play a short game
- The cost is $25 for adults, and $10 for children under 18
- Sessions typically last around 90 minutes
Open House Schedule
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What should I wear?Wear loose fitting pants like sweatpants or yoga pants - not jeans - and a sweatshirt. You should dress in layers - it can be chilly on the ice, but you heat up quickly once you start playing and sweeping. Bring clean flat-soled comfortable shoes. (Tennis shoes or sneakers work well. Running shoes that are wide work less well.)
How much does it cost?$25 per adult, and $10 for children under 18. We do not offer a group discount.
Are there any age limits? Can kids or teens curl?Curlers under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before going on the ice. If a parent isn't coming to the event, you can download the waiver, then print and sign it, and send it with the child. All participants under the age of 12 must bring and wear a helmet while on the ice. We will not be making exceptions and the club will not be providing helmets. Properly fitting bicycle, skateboard, ski, snowboard, and hockey helmets are examples of typically acceptable options. There are others which can also work, and the event coordinator will have the discretion to approve or reject adequacy of head protection. Please contact the Open House Coordinator with any questions. On the ice, an adult should accompany children under 10. For younger participants, please consider our Junior Learn to Curl program. Children under 7 are not allowed on the ice.
Can I bring a group?Yes you can, but only 8 people are typically allowed in a group at a time. If your group is too big to book via the reservation system, please email the Open House Coordinator and let us know how many people you would like to bring so we see if we can fit you in. Please make sure your group is all at the club 15 minutes before your reservation time. If you are planning on a group of 20 or more, please consider a Group Event . With a Group Event, you can ensure that you all learn and curl together, and you have use of the lounge for food and socializing.
What happens at an Open House?Generally you will be on the ice for 1-2 hours which includes instruction and a small game. The Open House process goes something like this:
- You arrive, sign a waiver and pay $25.
- We clean your shoes and fit rubber grippers on them to protect our ice surface.
- Your instructors lead you through some stretches, safety guidelines, and information about the game.
- A group of 8 people goes out on the ice for some curling instruction and play a short game.
- Once your lesson is done, you can visit us upstairs for snacks and to learn more about curling and our club.