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Instructional League

COVID 19 update (2/27/22): Cedar Rapids Curling continues to take direction regarding COVID-19 policies from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Linn County Public Health (LCPH) professionals.

The CDC recommends indoor masking in counties with “high” risk of coronavirus transmission. Because Linn County currently is at “low” risk, Cedar Rapids Curling is NOT requiring masks during Cedar Rapids Curling events.

We welcome anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask to continue wearing one, and we ask that anyone who is feeling ill to please stay home and consider getting tested.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments to our policies as necessary. We appreciate your understanding and willingness to keep our curling and wider community safe and healthy.

CDC COVID-19 County Check: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html

CDC Mask Use Recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

 

These 90-minute, four-week leagues allow you to try curling without becoming a member and prepare you for league play if you decide to continue. No experience or equipment is necessary. Registration is required to ensure everyone has quality time on the ice.

Upcoming instructional leagues

These two hour four-week leagues allow you to try curling without becoming a member and prepare you for league play if you decide to continue. No experience or equipment is necessary. Registration is required to ensure everyone has quality time on the ice. Cost: $110/person

  

 

May 3-24, 2022: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 Register Here 

 

We will be back in September with more instructional leagues and other exciting events.  Sign-up for our public email list so you can be the first to know when new dates/times become available.

What to expect

Your first week, we’ll start the session with a quick off-ice discussion about the basics of curling, safety, and etiquette.

We’ll start each session with drills aimed at improving various aspects of the game, including delivering a stone, sweeping, strategy, etc. The remaining time will be devoted to playing a short game. You will have the opportunity to play each position: lead, second, vice-skip, and skip.

Examples of weekly sessions include:

  • Week 1 – Sliding
  • Week 2 – Release & Line
  • Week 3 –  Weight & Line
  • Week 4 – Sweeping & Communication

 

Our instructors will be with you each step of the way and answer all your questions.

What to bring

Cedar Rapids Curling provides all the necessary curling equipment, but you will be on ice and the air temperature usually is in the 40s. Dress in warm, loose-fitting clothing (tight jeans will hinder movement). You may want to shed a layer once you start playing. Many participants are more comfortable wearing gloves or mittens and a hat.

Bring a separate pair of athletic shoes, whose soles are clean of any rocks, dirt, gum, grass, etc., to wear on the ice (no heels, open toed shoes, dress shoes, boots, slippers, loafers, or any footwear with a hard sole). Do not wear these shoes to the arena, as you they will pick up the previously mentioned rocks, dirt, gum, grass, etc. from the outside.

Don’t forget to bring a sense of humor!

Physical and age requirements

Cedar Rapids Curling will find a way for any interested person who can safely be on the ice to participate when their physical abilities do not allow for typical curling styles and techniques. We have special stone delivery devices for those who may not be able to comfortably crouch down to deliver (throw) stones and we can accommodate individuals with more significant physical limitations. Contact us with questions about your particular circumstances if you have concerns; we almost certainly will be able to accommodate.

Children must be at least 8 to participate unless given special permission by Cedar Rapids Curling. Children age 8-14 must be accompanied on the ice by an adult, with at least one adult for every three children. Anyone younger than 18 must have a legal parent or guardian sign a consent form. If a parent or legal guardian is not able to attend, please print and sign the Cedar Rapids Curling Waiver.


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