Josh Blackmore

Curling for beginners

Quesnel Curling Club offer warm welcome on a cold sheet to newcomers.

Beginning curlers, decked out in full winter regalia, gathered in the curling rink last week, some slip-sliding with arms pin-wheeling, while others glided over the pebbled ice surface to deliver the rock with the poise of an angel.

It’s called the Curl Canada Clinic and the curling rink runs it every year at the beginning of the season.

This year’s clinic drew 19 soon-to-be curlers the first day with an extra four showing up on the second and final day.

Dave Plant, the club coordinator, was happy with the influx of newcomers to the sport.

“It’s nice to see new, young faces in the rink,” he said.

“That’s the beauty of this clinic.”

The clinic is designed to get new curlers, or relatively new curlers, used to the ice surface, the rules of the game and the basic skills required to make it more than just throwing rocks over an ice surface.

Six volunteers showed up during the clinic to show the new kids how it’s done.

The curling leagues all start next week, with the first league game of the season kicking off Tuesday and continuing through the week.

 

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