13 Reasons Why You Need to Try Curling Now

13 Reasons why you need to try curling now

I have tried the Olympics sport of curling several times during a “Learn to Curl” class.

Each time I LOVED it! Why, you ask?

I’ve experienced the class in two different cities, in two different states, but the curling community was very similar at each venue. Here are a few reasons why I loved it and why I think that you should check it out too.

1. It’s an Olympic Sport that you can start later in life. Many curling Olympians started at an older age. If you develop your curling skills, you still might have a chance to make your Olympic dreams come true…or at least enter the Senior Olympics. There are also other levels of competition available for all ages if your passion for the sport grows.

2. You don’t need to bring any equipment when you take a “Learn to Curl” class but I highly recommend stretchy pants. Trust me on that one!

3. You can finally put those yoga lunges to use.

curling lunge

4.They allow drinks on the ice.
This is useful information in case anyone you are inviting is on the fence.

drink holder

5. It’s social. The relaxed atmosphere reminds me of a friendly game of shuffleboard or bowling….. only it’s more aerobic.

Learn to curl group pic

6. You can make new friends or bring your friends. Either way you’ll have a good time.

Double date Learn to Curl class

7. The “Learn to Curl” intro classes are a really affordable way to give you a taste of what curling is like. They are usually $10-15 and help you learn the basics enough to enjoy your experience.

8. You can find out what the terms rock, front of the house, and hogged rock mean. You might even participate in a broomstack.

9. It’s a great way to mix up date night. Sometimes you just need to switch up the routine.

date night intro to curling

10. You burn calories. Unfortunately, you might drink as many calories on the ice as you burn, so you might just call it a draw. Either way, at least you were moving.

11. It’s probably the only time you will sweep for fun.

sweepers in action

12. It’s a sport that you can enjoy for a long time.

rock on ice

13. It’s just FUN! Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself.

curling rocks

You can find a curling club near you here.


My husband and I enjoyed positive experiences at both the Kalamazoo Curling Club and the Cincinnati Curling Club.




  1. Deb says

    Thank you for writing the Article.
    CCC loves it and we’re trying to get the word out.
    Deb, CCC membership chair and Cheerleader!

  2. says

    I used to work for a Canadian company and went to the curling club near their offices one summer, but never actually tried curling. It always intrigued me though. So now you’ve convinced me I need to officially add “Try curling” to my bucket list.

    Btw – I love your reason number 11.

    Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Marcus g says

    Nedra – it looks like you’ve continued on in your curling exploits. We at the Kalamazoo Curling Club are proud to say we got you started 🙂 since you were last here, we now have dedicated ice- which means the curling is even more fun than before.

  4. catherine morrison says

    You’re from Canada, but the same applies in Scotland. Apart from all of the above fun and friendship, if you enjoy challenging yourself, Curling also provides a great challenge for you to make your shots, just as much as running a 10k or playing tennis etc. or using a climbing wall.

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