Find skills on ice

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Any­one cu­ri­ous about curl­ing can put their skills to the test on the ice this week­end.

Auck­land Curl­ing is host­ing Have-a-go ses­sions at 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Sun­day at the Paradice Ice Rink in 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 abso- lutely ev­ery­one be­cause it’s pri­mar­ily based on skill rather than strength.’’

The club has play­ers rang­ing in age from teenagers to se­niors.

Bud­ding curlers don’t need any 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, held at 150 Lans­ford Cres, Avon­dale, cost $10 but this will be cred­ited back to play­ers who join the club fol­low­ing the evening.

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