As my family ate dinner watching curling on TV during the Winter Olympics (yes, in our family the TV stays on, even during dinner, when the Olympics are on!), we could not help but be mesmerized while watching curling. What exactly are the rules? What shoes are they wearing? How hard are they scraping the ice and are those really brooms? How heavy are those rocks (and they are rocks, right?!)?
It’s a technical sport and we’re kinda hooked.
As we’re watching, my husband says, “You know the Ford Ice Arena is offering drop-in curling sessions right now. I think you can rent it for a group as well.” Um, no. I did not know that. After looking up the particulars, I’m totally game and my guess is that there are others who are as well.
Drop-in curling sessions are available from February 11 through March 8, 2018 for up to 16 people a session. You will learn the basic rules of curling and have time to practice. All necessary equipment is provided, but athletic shoes are required. It’s $25/person. The schedule is online here, but it’s only available from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on most weekdays. All ages welcome.
Private rental is available for $500 and includes the same thing as the drop-in session, but for just your group of one to 20 people. For the private rental option, see this calendar here.
Find out more about learning to curl in Nashville: nhl.com/predators/fordicecenter/curling
Embrace Olympic fever and learn to curl! And follow the USA Curling Team on Instagram: @curl_usa
We watched the video below to learn the basics of curling, and we suggest you do as well!
In the meantime, we’ll be watching the Olympics on NBC and following along online at NBCOlympics.
Having friends over to watch the Olympics? You’ll need to see our article on what to feed them, right here.