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Curling

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Games Morning Thurmaston

Monday 25th June

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.

Local Programmes

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Rutland County Council
    Melton Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    British Heart Foundation
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Loughborough University
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    QUEST
  • Harborough District Council
    Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Equality Standard

Partners

  • Leicester City Council
    Safeguarding
  • Blaby District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Equality Standard
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    QUEST
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Sport England
  • Age UK L&R
    Loughborough University
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • East Midlands Platform