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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

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Partners

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

Partners

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