Try curl­ing be­ing of­fered at the Es­panola Curl­ing Club

The Mid-North Monitor - - Sports - DAVE GAL­LANT

With the Win­ter Olympics in Pyeongchang be­com­ing the fo­cus of the sport­ing world, the Es­panola Curl­ing Club is of­fer­ing adults two dif­fer­ent op­por­tu­ni­ties to get to know one of the most pop­u­lar Olympic sports a lit­tle bit bet­ter – curl­ing.

New­com­ers who haven’t had the op­por­tu­nity to set­tle into the hack and de­liver a curl­ing stone or want to bet­ter un­der­stand the rules of this ex­cit­ing sport have two chances to ex­plore the game.

The Es­panola Curl­ing Club will be of­fer­ing a ‘Try Curl­ing’ day on Tues­day, Feb. 20, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

“Curl­ing is such a fun and so­cial ac­tiv­ity, but it can be in­tim­i­dat­ing for those who have never had a chance to try it,” said Jean­nie Le­feb­vre, long-time Es­panola Curl­ing Club mem­ber and one of the fa­cil­i­ta­tors of this event along with her hus­band Marc. “This ses­sion will give peo­ple a ter­rific op­por­tu­nity to learn to throw a rock with a balanced de­liv­ery and best of all – it’s free!”

“Adults who want to take their learn­ing to a new level can then sign up for the four-week Adult Learn To Curl pro­gram,” said Marc Le­feb­vre, who is on the ex­ec­u­tive for the men’s league of the Es­panola Curl­ing Club. “By the time some­one has gone through the Learn to Curl ses­sions, they’ll be ready to join in any one of the leagues at the Es­panola Curl­ing Club when the next curl­ing sea­son be­gins in the fall.”

The Adult Learn to Curl ses­sions will go ev­ery Tues­day from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. be­gin­ning Feb. 27 un­til March 28. The cost is $120 for the Learn to Curl ses­sions.

The Es­panola Curl­ing Club of­fers three dif­fer­ent leagues for its mem­bers to choose from: the open/ mixed league on Wed­nes­day nights, the men’s league on Thurs­day nights, and the Sturl­ing league where curlers play mod­i­fied curl­ing rules on two-per­son teams. There is also af­ter­noon mas­ter’s curl­ing for older adults with a lit­tle more time on their hands on Tues­days and Thurs­days.

Any adult who is in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in ei­ther the Try Curl or the Learn to Curl ses­sions can find reg­is­tra­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties on the Es­panola Curl­ing Club Face­book page or can call the club at 705-8692133 and leave a mes­sage. Regis­trants need to bring some clean in­door run­ning shoes to par­tic­i­pate.

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