College Curling Nationals, Chicago, 2011, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Wyoming_Jackrabbit’s photostream

Have the Sochi Winter Olympics piqued your curiosity about the sport of curling? Did you know there is a Pittsburgh Curling Club? Well, now’s a great time to have a “Curling Experience.” Citiparks and the Pittsburgh Curling Club have partnered to host a one-day curling extravaganza on Sunday, February 16th at the Schenley Park Skating Rink. There will be a day of 30-minute curling classes each half hour between 2:00 and 5:30 PM. The price is $15, but you’ll need to act fast to preregister for a class before all the slots are filled!

According to Dan Bliss, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Pittsburgh Curling Club, “Curling is easy to learn and fun to play right from the first stone you throw.” He added, “By the end of the lesson, you’ll be a curler. It’s that easy.” Kids as young as nine-years old can learn the sport (though anyone under 18 will need a parental waiver). The classes can also accommodate curlers with wheelchairs and older players. It can be a fun sport for the entire family!

You can learn more about the “Curling Experience” here. Registration and prepayment is required for all classes. To register, you must email Dan Bliss at You will receive a confirmation email if you get into a class (which are filling up quickly).


Curling Rocks!, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from
Jerry Bowley’s photostream