FREE sessions in September with Partick Curling Club - information is below and you should contact the club for details and to book a place.
What will YOU do this Winter?????
A). Stay Indoors……..?
B). Head for the Pub…….?
C). Try a NEW SPORT….??
If your answer is “C” then talk to Partick Curling Club.
Curling is Scotland’s Game and originally was played outdoors. Over the years it has been refined and is now mainly played indoors. Modern Curling is a game of Skill, Precision and FUN!!!!!
The rules are simple – to slide a stone (about 20kg) down the “rink” (about 40m) to a target (house) on the ice. The Player slides from the “hack” and releases the stone on (hopefully) the right path. As the stone is released the handle is twisted left or right to make it “curl” hence
Two teams of 4 play against each other and all players are involved all the time, taking turns to deliver the stone or to sweep it. Sweeping helps the stone’s trajectory and makes it go further. After everyone has played, the team whose stone(s) are nearest the centre of house scores a point – one for each stone nearer than their opponents’. A game lasts 8 “ends” – about 2 hours.
Special shoes are worn for sliding – NOT SKATES as the surface must be clean and smooth.
IT’S THAT EASY!!!
Come To Partick CC
Partick Curling Club is based in Glasgow and provides a standard of curling which can be enjoyed by curlers of all ranges and ability.
As a Partick curler you can chose to play in all or some of our many Club, Friendly and Province games versus other Clubs.
For over 160 years, the club has offered a friendly welcome to new members and coaching to those who are new to the sport.
We also have an active Vintage Section who are mainly retired curlers who meet on Friday afternoons with nothing at stake except their Pride!
THE GAME FOR YOU
1). How long will it take to learn to play?
a). You can enjoy playing right away. It’s best to play with others who have experience but you’ll soon get the hang of it.
2). Is it hard to stay upright – I can’t skate?
a). Curling ice is not wet or greasy. When you are not playing a shot, your shoes have a rubber sole to help you keep your grip.
3). What do I wear?
a). Most players wear some type of tracksuit trouser and sweater but you can soon get quite warm if you’re sweeping. Regular players wear Club Colours.
4). Why Curl? It’s an Old Folks’ Game!
a). Curling can be played from 8 – 80 and beyond. It’s sociable, skilful, challenging but above all FUN!!!!
5). Does Partick CC have a Ladies Section?
a). Ladies Curling is very popular. There are many Ladies’ and Mixed Clubs in Glasgow and although Partick CC does not have a Ladies Section, we would be pleased invite you to the “come and try” session and put you in touch with other Clubs.
6). Wheelchair Curling????
a). Partick CC welcomes any enquiries from Wheelchair Curlers and, in addition, there is a flourishing Wheelchair Curling Club at Braehead.
7). Where does Partick CC play its games?
a). We are based at the Rink at Braehead Shopping Centre, close to the M8 near the Airport.
I’M IN!!! – What next…?
1). Contact us via any of the Routes stated below. We will acknowledge EVERY contact we receive.
2). We will run a number of “Come & Try” sessions with our Coaches at the beginning of NEXT SEASON IN SEPTEMBER and you will be contacted well in advance to arrange a suitable time for your first session.
3). Your “Come & Try” session will be FREE.
There is no obligation on your part to join the Club but if you do, your First Year’s Membership will be at an “Associate Rate” lower than our usual subscription.
We will discuss any/all charges in advance.
1). Website – www.partickcurlingclub.co.uk. There is more information there.
2). By E-mail – [email protected]
3). By Phone – 07802 261328
4). By Post – send to:
Partick Curling Club, 62 Golf View, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 4HH
YES, I would like to start Curling with Partick Curling Club and would appreciate you contacting me in advance of this Season’s “Come & Try” Sessions in September.
Phone – (Mobile/Landline) –
Occupation /retired –
Have you Curled before – Welcome to Partick CC!!!