If you live in the Monadnock region and want to try out the sport of curling, the closest curling club is the Petersham Curling Club in Petersham, Massachusetts. It is about a 45 minute drive down Route 32 from Keene, NH. This year “PCC” will be offering “Learn To Curl” sessions at the following times:
- Saturday, October 7, at 10:00am and 6:00pm
- Saturday, October 14, at 10:00am
- Saturday, October 21, at 10:00am
- Saturday, October 28, at 10:00am
As noted in their Facebook post about this:
Each session lasts about 2-3 hrs. and includes basics such as delivery, sweeping, the etiquette of curling and strategy of the game. Kids older than 5 yrs. are very welcome! The fee is $40 per person and this fee will be applied to a membership if you decide to join. Sign up early, as there are limited time slots available — email firstname.lastname@example.org
I (Dan York) normally curl out of PCC and find it a great place and great community. I’d strongly encourage everyone to check it out. If we are to build up interest in curling in the Monadnock region, the Petersham Curling Club is a great place for people to get started!
Want to give curling a try? On this coming Saturday, March 26, 2016, the folks down at the Petersham Curling Club, about 45 minutes south of Keene, NH, in Petersham, MA, will be offering two 3-hour “Learn To Curl” clinics fro 10am – 1pm and from 2-5pm.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
From the post to the Petersham CC Facebook page:
They are happening March 26th and there are 2 slots — 10AM-1PM and 2PM-5PM. You get on-ice instruction from experienced curlers, use of curling equipment and a lot of fun (even get in a game!). Just remember to wear sneakers or shoes with a sturdy flat sole. The cost is just $40, and if you decide to join the club, this amount will be deducted from your membership dues. Respond to this post and I’ll put you on the list, as each slot is limited. Feel like an Olympian for a day — try out curling! See you on the ice!
For $40 you get 3 hours of instruction and the chance to try out the sport!
To sign up you can reply to the post on the Petersham Curling Club Facebook page or send an email to Ted Paul.
We hope some folks from the Monadnock region will try it out! And if you’re excited about curling, please let us know you are interested! We’ve got some ideas for the future…
If you have children from age 5 all the way up to 21 and are curious if the sport of curling might be something for them to consider, you can check it out at a Youth Curling Open House happening tomorrow, Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Petersham Curling Club about 45 minutes south of Keene in Petersham, MA. You can come by any time between 9:00am and 12noon and actually get on the ice to try it out. Learn about “throwing” the rocks (we actually slide them), using the brooms and about some of the strategy that many of us find so fascinating… you should even get a chance to play a bit of a game!
Plus you’ll get to meet some of the great youth already playing in the Petersham CC youth curling program and to learn about the benefits of the program. It should be a great time! Please see the flyer below for more info (click/tap on it for a larger version).
Getting to the Petersham Curling Club is pretty straightforward. From Keene, NH, just take Route 32 past the Keene airport and follow it all the way down through Athol, MA, and on over to Petersham, MA. The PCC is right on Route 32. (See the PCC directions page for more info.)
If you can’t make it tomorrow but are interested in learning more, the Petersham youth curling program takes place on Saturdays from now through March. For a local NH contact, you can email me as I help coaching the “Little Rocks” (ages 7-12) program at the PCC. You can also connect with the Petersham youth curling program on Facebook. Youth curling is a great experience – the kids learn a great amount about the sport and have a lot of fun along the way!
Want to get started curling now? While we continue the work of building the Monadnock Curling Club, you can get started right now at the Petersham Curling Club (PCC) about 45 minutes south of Keene, NH, in Petersham, MA.
The season has begun there and curling leagues are running all nights of the week and on the weekends. There are leagues for men, women, mixed teams, competitive teams, beginners and youth. You can contact the Petersham CC to find out how to get more involved. If you have never tried curling before, they do offer “Learn To Curl” clinics from time to time.
Several of us involved with this Monadnock Curling Club effort curl down at Petersham CC because it is the closest curling club to Keene. It’s a great place and an awesome group of people!
As far as getting there, it’s a straightforward (although winding and twisting) drive down Route 32 (the road by the Keene airport) that goes down through Richmond, NH, then over into Royalston, MA, and then Athol and finally Petersham. The PCC is right on Route 32 so as long as you stay on the road you’ll get there.
Please do check it out and consider getting started with curling today!