Curling/Instruction/­Bismarck Winter Olympics

Curling is an Olympic sport and Bismarck has a curling facility and club. If you are new to curling, watch this http://www.kfyrtv.com/story/24591252/club-offers-opportunity-to-be-active-in-winter-weather.

They have a Friday night drop-in league that we can attend, try curling, and get some instruction from Club members. Thank you to Dakota Adventurers members Michelle and Tracy for helping figure out the details. See below for more info. and what to wear.  You need to RSVP here at least 2 days in advance so that we can let the Club know how many people are coming.  The number of RSVPs is limited so that we don't overwhelm the drop-in night.

This qualifies as an event for the Bismarck Winter Olympics (see separate event on our calendar for details about that).

This is at the VFW Sports Center, 1200 N Washington (just south of the YMCA).  

Open curl starts at 7pm, everyone needs to bring a pair of CLEAN shoes, no street shoes are allowed as the sand/dirt damage the ice big time. Wear comfortable pants that you can move in, like sweat pants/yoga pants. Jeans, if they allow movement, work too. The ice area is kept at about 40-45 degrees, but once you start playing you get pretty warm.

Usually the first half hour or so is teaching, then curling goes until about 8:30-8:45. Then attendees hang around after and have some beverage and snacks. It's recommended when a group comes to plan for people to bring some things to eat after, so that it's a fun social thing. The club does have a beer license and does stock a variety of beer, soda, and water. These are for sale on the honor system ($2, $2, and $1). No food is provided though. Even more details about the Friday drop-in league are available here http://www.capitalcurlingclub.org/files/6913/8306/5325/Drop-in_league.pdf.

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  • Luci S.

    Curling was a lot if fun. It was explained well and we had enough time to play a few ends. Overall a success and I'd go again in the future.

    February 15, 2014

  • Mary M.

    I really enjoyed this meet up and learned a lot!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Karen R.

    Very fun and lots of help from the curling club. Great way to spend the evening!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Luci S.

    My husband is joining us as well. Should we bring snacks for afterwards?

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Karen R.

      Yes, it doesn't need to be much.

      February 13, 2014

  • Rachel L.

    I might go, will decide and post Tue. or Wed.

    February 8, 2014

    • Rachel L.

      Can't make it, but if it's offered again, I'd be interested.

      February 11, 2014

    • Karen R.

      We'll do it again sometime, but probably not until next fall, the last night of the Friday drop-in league is March 14.

      February 11, 2014

  • Michelle M.

    I will be there, helping teach. Can't wait to see you all at curling!

    2 · February 5, 2014

  • Sigrida R.

    Tracy and I checked it out last Friday - very fun! The atmosphere is very relaxed, very novice-friendly (in fact, that's the whole point). They recommend arriving about 10 minutes early to get a mini-tour and a few beginning pointers prior to play.

    2 · February 4, 2014

    • Karen R.

      I'm looking forward to it. Good idea to arrive early!

      February 4, 2014

  • Karen R.

    Since it's Valentine's Day, I'm bringing chocolate. Quinoa (gluten-free) Fudge cupcakes!

    1 · February 3, 2014

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