Why not come out to the Chester Curling Club on Sunday, February 18th from 12-6pm and try a new winter sport ???
We'll be hosting a one-day, free event open to the public where we'll showcase the different types of curling activities available at our Club. Over the last couple of years, new curling formats have opened up the sport to everyone; every age group and skill level can now enjoy playing our favourite game!
Each of our ice sheets will be dedicated to a single league/format- Little Rocks, Doubles Curling, Stick Curling and Regular Curling.
- Little Rocks...an entry point for introducing young children ages 7-12 to the basic skills in a fun and easy-going atmosphere.
- Doubles Curling...a faster-paced game than regular curling where each team consists of two players who throw 5 rocks each end. Brush up on the rules and watch a video on our "Doubles Curling" page under "Curling" on this website.
- Stick Curling...welcomes those curlers who are unable to slide out of the hack due to physical limitations such as a bad knee or back. By delivering the curling stone with a stick, anyone (including those in a wheelchair) is able to enjoy the sport well into their later years.
- Regular Curling...4 person teams (singles, couples, friends or families) play an 8 end game with each curler throwing 2 rocks per end.
We'll provide the basic equipment (brooms, sliders etc) needed for you to try your hand at curling. All that you need to bring is a pair of clean, flat sneakers, warm stretchy clothing, a hat and gloves. Free snacks and refreshments will be available for your enjoyment!
Curling is an easy-to-learn, low cost activity where you'll get great exercise and meet new people! We look forward to seeing everyone at our Open House!
Visit our "Learn to Curl Basics" page under "Curling" on this website where you'll find information on curling lingo, etiquette and tips on what to wear!
Did you know that curling will be played every day during the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea?
In fact, the Mixed Double round robins begin the day before the Opening Ceremonies with Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris playing the team from Norway on the morning of Thursday, February 8th.
Every Olympic curling event will be available to stream live and on demand on NBCOlympics.com.
Remember...Korean Standard Time (KST) is 13 hours ahead of AST, so if you want to watch the game live, the 9:05am KST draw will be streamed at 8:00pm the night before. Lots of great information and stats on this website...
CBC will no doubt have extensive Olympic coverage throughout each day, but have not yet published a specific curling schedule.
Calling all senior curlers!
If you are 70 years of age, here's your chance to play in a provincial bonspiel specifically for active senior curling enthusiasts from clubs around Nova Scotia.
Presented by the recently formed Nova Scotia Grandmasters Curling Association, the event will take place at the Mayflower Curling Club March 7-9, 2018.
Registration is $160 per team and is open to the first 12 women's and the first 12 men's teams to enter. If you want to sign up for this bonspiel, visit the Grandmasters website at http://grandmasterscurlingns.ca.
For more details on the NS Grandmasters, download their Nov 2017 and Jan 2018 newsletter.
Chester Curling Club's Annual Snowball Mixed Bonspiel will be held this year on February 16-17th, 2018.
Teams must consist of two ladies and two men, each game will last eight ends and a point system will determine the winner(s) of the cash prizes.
Friday evening...each team curls one game and players can mingle upstairs for wine and appetizers before or after their game.
Saturday...each team plays two games after enjoying a complementary continental breakfast and meet for dinner at 7pm.
Get your entry form submitted early as only 16 teams will be accepted!