Monday, October 14, 2019

Learn to Curl Event At Lake Placid Curling Club

curlingThe Lake Placid Curling Club has invited the public to a “Learn To Curl” program at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. The program will consist of two Sunday sessions from 3:45 to 6 pm, on October 20 and October 27.

The program will cover the history of the game, etiquette and sportsmanship, game rules, on-ice training, and practice. The fee is $25/session. Upon completion of the program, participants may join the Club for the balance of the curling season and apply the “Learn to Curl” fee to the membership fee.

Attendees must bring a clean pair of rubber-soled tennis shoes to change into at the arena, and are encouraged to wear loose fitting, stretchy clothing, and to dress in layers. Jeans are not recommended. The air temperature inside the arena will be between 32-42 degrees.

Originating in Scotland, curling is an ice sport enjoyed by thousands of Americans and over 1.5 million people in 35 nations. Curling was a full-medal sport at the 1924 Olympic Games in Chamonix, France, but would not again be recognized as such until the 1988 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. The sport gained major new interest and participation in the United States when the men’s team won the curling gold medal in 2018 in South Korea.

To register, click here. The Saranac Lake Civic Center is located at 225 Ampersand Ave, Saranac Lake.

The Lake Placid Curling Club was founded in 1981 in Lake Placid and moved to the Saranac Lake Civic Center Arena in 2013. The Club is an Arena Club, with five sheets of ice. The regular curling season runs from October 2019-March 2020. The club will sponsor a “Learn to Curl” program on December 29 and January 12, 2020.

Photo of curling courtesy Lake Placid Curling Club.

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One Response

  1. Lawrence Weill says:

    Dear Curling Club folks,

    Greetings. My name is Larry Weill, and I am an Adirondack author. After writing eight successful ADK books on life in the woods, historical novels, and short stories, I have moved in a new direction and am writing a book on unusual attractions in the Adirondacks. The “unusual” includes many diverse categories, including the historic, the unusual, the bizarre, and the abandoned/lost. So far, I have visited everything from Cold War missile silos to a Sasquatch-calling festival.

    I would love to include a couple pages in my upcoming book on Adirondack curling, (including both your club as well as the venues/activities in Lake Placid or Saranac Lake). Would it be possible to visit with any of your club members and witness some actual games or competitions?

    FYI, I plan on being in Saranac Lake for the Ice Festival on the last weekend of January. It would be great if I could meet with some folks and photograph some events that weekend. It would also serve to get your club some free publicity. (I write everything in a very positive light.)

    I do hope we can talk. My cell phone is (585) 766-0213,

    Thanks, in advance, for your assistance!

    Larry Weill

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