Curling is a social sport focusing on fun, fitness, strategy, and teamwork. Played on a special indoor sheet of ice, the sport has both a physical and analytical aspect. With the rigorous sweeping required for many shots, participants get a good cardiovascular workout, and the strategy of the game is why it is often referred to as ”chess on ice”. The goal is to deliver your stone closest to the target, and then maintain that advantage while your competitor tries to get closer or knock your stone out.
The Rochester (New York) Curling Club offers Learn to Curl classes for adults ages 18 and up. This five-week program includes individual instruction and practice time, as well as the opportunity to play actual games. This program is a prerequisite for all new introductory Rochester Curling Club members.
Dates and Times for the 2019-2020 Season:
Fall 2019 - October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17 - wait list only. You may want to sign up for both the fall waiting list and also enroll in the winter class as long as spots are available. That way, if we are unable to reach you off the fall waiting list, you will have a place in the winter class.
Winter 2020 - January 5, January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2
Classes are held on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $75 per person for the five week session, includes the use of all needed equipment.
Participants should dress in layers, including light gloves and flexible athletic pants.
Please carry in a separate pair of clean, dry sneakers to use on the ice.
For information on programs for younger curlers, please visit our Youth Curling page. RCC also hosts a College program.
To enroll, please click on the appropriate session below. Please read the information and instructions on the registration form carefully before submitting. Enrollment is limited.
Learn to Curl Registration