CURLING 101: Kick Off Your Year with a Sweep!

WHO: You + Your Friends!
WHAT: A fun night of curling for beginners and ice connoisseurs alike! Whether it’s your first time on the ice or you’re a seasoned sweeper, this POKÉMON-themed night is for you. Gain some XP and try a new sport!
WHEN: January 13th, 2019
WHERE: Richmond Curling Club, 5540 Hollybridge Way, Richmond, BC V7C 4N3

WHY: Celebrate Canada’s national pastime and get a chance to LEVEL UP (win a coveted champ shirt)!

 

We’re starting 2019 sweeping away our worries at the Richmond Curling Club!

If you’ve ever followed the Winter Olympics, chances are, you’ve seen curling in action. You’ve also probably been very confused. Luckily, UBC Recreation Intramural’s Curling 101 is here to save the day!

 

THE EQUIPMENT YOU NEED, AND THE EQUIPMENT YOU DESERVE:

A 150 ft x 15 ft sheet of ice. (The curling sheet, as defined by the World Curling Federation)

A  Few Curling Stones (38-44 pounds of pure granite!)

The Curling Broom

The Curling Shoes (No Jordans here, just a snazzy pair of slider shoes with teflon soles!)

There you have it- everything you need to sweep your way to a champ shirt! Don’t worry- we provide EVERYTHING listed here!

 

 

THE GAME- HOW DOES IT WORK?

You and your team will be trying to get your stones as close as possible to the centre of the curling sheet, or the “button”! The game is complete when all eight rocks from each respective team have been sent out. The winning team is the one with the highest score!

Now that you’ve read all about it, test your skills in curling on January 13th at the Richmond Curling Club! Register before 5 PM January 8th!

SEE YOU ALL THERE- maybe you’ll spot a wild Pokémon!