Roll up for Avon­dale ‘bowls on ice’

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Auck­land Curl­ing is giv­ing those cu­ri­ous about the sport the chance to put their skills to the test on the ice this week­end.

The club is host­ing Have a Go ses­sions at 5.30pm and 7.30pm this Sun­day at the Paradice Ice Rink, Avon­dale for peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties.

Curl­ing is of­ten re­ferred to as ‘‘bowls on ice’’ and was rein­tro­duced to the Win­ter Olympics in 1998.

Club pres­i­dent Al Langille says it’s easy to pick up the ba­sics.

‘‘We can have you play­ing a game within an hour of get­ting on the ice. Curl­ing is a great sport for ab­so­lutely ev­ery­one be­cause it’s pri­mar­ily based on skill rather than strength.’’

The club has play­ers rang­ing from teenagers to se­niors.

Bud­ding curlers don’t need spe­cial­ist gear, just warm cloth­ing that you can stretch out in and clean, flat-soled shoes. All other equip­ment is sup­plied by the club.

The ses­sions, at 150 Lans­ford Cres, Avon­dale, cost $10 but this will be cred­ited back to play­ers who join the club fol­low­ing the evening.

Go to curl­ing.org.nz and click on ‘‘Auck­land’’ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Photo: REUTERS/INTS KALNINS

Get curl­ing: Auck­land Curl­ing wants bud­ding curlers to try their hand at the sport at its Have a Go ses­sions on Sun­day.

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