The great news is that you CAN try it this Sunday, February 16, from 12-5pm, and then again on Thursday, February 20, from 6-9pm.
The great folks down at the Petersham Curling Club (PCC), about 45 minutes south of Keene, are holding two FREE open houses to help people learn about the game. As noted on their page about the curling open houses, the two upcoming dates are:
- Sun, Feb 16, 12-5 pm – At this Open House you’ll have a chance to actually try the sport of curling. You’ll learn how to deliver a stone, the role of sweeping and more. This will be a great opportunity to get on the ice and experience the sport yourself!
- Thurs, Feb 20, 6-9 pm – This will be a week-night version of the Feb 16th Open House where you will again get a chance to try out the sport of curling.
All you need to bring is a pair of clean, rubber-soled shoes and your enthusiasm! You’ll have the chance to try out the great game of curling that you are seeing on the Olympics.
It’s easy to get to the Petersham Curling Club – from Keene just head south on Route 32 (going down past the Keene airport) and stay on Route 32 all the way down through Richmond, NH, Royalston, MA, Athol and on into Petersham. The club is located right off of Route 32. More information can be found on the PCC directions page. In good weather it takes about 45 minutes to get from Keene down to the Petersham club.
The Petersham Curling Club is a great place to curl and is where several of us involved with starting up the Monadnock Curling Club all curl. We strongly encourage you to head down to Petersham, MA, and check out the Open Houses. And if the curling bug bites you as it has us, please do join the PCC and start playing the awesome sport of curling!
And then… please let us know you are interested in seeing curling come to Keene!