Learn to curl

Tod Wilfong came out to "Try Curling" after taking a break for a few years, behind him is volunteer Louella Ryder, whose husband also came out to try curling for the first time. She hopes that he enjoyed his evening and that he sticks with the sport that she loves so much. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

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Once a year, for three years, the Kincardine Curling Club invites the community into their arena to try out curling, at the beginning of the season. This year, on Friday, November 22, a good turnout showed up to give it a shot.

This is a provincial-wide program that aims to bring interest to younger generations, people who haven’t played and would like to re-learn, people who are new to the community, newly retired or anyone who has been curious about curling for any amount of time.

“We see a lot of new faces every year,” said Jennifer Lawrie. “Quite a few of them end up joining our league, and those who don’t still have a lot of fun!”

Curling is a fun sport for people of any age, and is very easy to learn. The game has different techniques to keep it inclusive, including having sticks for people with sore knees and hips.

Men and women of any skill set are invited to join a draw, which takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening as well as Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Junior curling for ages eight to 18 is on Sundays. The draws are mixed to include people of different skill levels so that team-mates can share tricks with each other and teams are evenly divided.

 

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