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Curling

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Games Morning Thurmaston

Monday 1st October

World Junior Curling Championships 2019

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 - Sun, 24 Feb 2019

What is Curling?

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across ice towards a circular target area.

Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice towards the 'house', a circular target marked on the ice. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score by for getting the stones to rest closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each 'end', which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their eight stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.

Costs

Many 'Try Curling' sessions are free and last approximately one hour, with equipment provided.

Equipment

  • Curling stones are made from granite and weigh around 20kg.
  • Curlers 'sweep' the ice in front of their team's stones to melt the ice slightly using a curling brush.
  • Delivery sticks allow stones to be delivered from a standing position or wheelchair and are available for those with mobility issues.
  • Curlers wear special shoes with one sliding sole to allow them to slide down the ice when delivering the stone.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
    O&W LSA
    Equality Standard
  • H&B LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    NWL LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
    Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA

Partners

  • Blaby LSA
    Sport England
  • O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • H&B LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Melton LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
  • Charnwood LSA
    County Sport Network