Pre-Olympics learn to curl clinic

Learn how to curl in time for the Olympics. Photo provided.

HARTFORD, Vt. – It’s almost time for the Olympics, and one of the sports becoming more and more popular is curling. If you want to know more about the game and would like to give it a try, the Upper Valley Curling Club can help with that. The club will hold a “Learn to Curl” clinic on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 5:45 p.m. at the Barwood Arena in White River Junction. The clinic is open to any individual age 12 and older. The club provides all equipment needed to curl; you just have to wear warm clothing and shoes with non-skid soles. Participants will start with an off-ice introduction to the concepts and rules of the game and then move onto the ice for hands-on instruction and lots of fun. If time allows, we may even play a short game.

Curling is one of the faster growing sports in the U.S. There will be lots of television coverage during the Olympics, and you can best appreciate the sport if you’ve had a chance to play it. Now is your chance to see what it’s all about. There are many local people in the Upper Valley who curl regularly and they want to show you how much fun it is to play the game.

Space is limited at each session so interested participants must register in advance at Click on “Learn to Curl.” The last Learn to Curl Clinic filled up very quickly. As more clinics are scheduled they will be listed on our website.

More information about the Upper Valley Curling Club can be found at, or by e-mailing

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