Minden Curling Club

Learn to Curl

Getting Starting in Curling!

Curling is one of Canada’s and the world’s premier sports. There is no greater way to spend the long dark winter hours than throwing some rocks, meeting new friends and sharing some good memories and laughs.

Frequently Asked Questions
What equipment do you need to play curling?

All you need is some loose fitting clothing and a pair of running shoes. We will supply at no cost a curling broom and rubber “grippers” that attach to your shoes to grip the ice as you move down the sheet to get you started.

How long does it take to learn curling?

You can start playing after just a few hours of training.

how long is the typical curling game?

Two hours.

What if I'm unable to execute the rock delivery?

You can deliver the rock with your broom or a specially designed stick that attaches to the rock. This is the ideal option for anyone who cannot deliver the rock in the traditional way. It is also why we have many highly active curlers who over 70 years old.

What traditions are integral in curling?

Teamwork and good sportsmanship. Curling is also a highly social game that always ends with the opposing teams getting together to share a refreshment or drink — and it is the winners who buy the first round.

Is curling a family oriented sport?

Yes, frequently spouses and even entire families join and play together.

Getting Started in Curling for Adults