Want to get on the ice and actually try the sport of curling? Are you excited about the upcoming Olympics and want to see curling in action? Would you like to understand how the game of “chess on ice” really works?
The great folks down at the Petersham Curling Club (PCC), about 45 minutes south of Keene, are holding three FREE open houses over the next month to help people learn about the game. As noted on their page about the curling open houses, the three dates are:
- Sat, Feb 8, 6-10 pm – At this “Spectator Open House” you’ll have a chance to watch curling games and ask questions of club members who are there to help explain the sport.
- 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.
In the weeks following these open houses, the Petersham Curling Club will be holding several “Learn To Curl” events that will offer dedicated instruction for those who want to learn more. During the Open Houses there will also be special membership offers for those who would like to join the Petersham Curling Club.
It’s easy to get there – from Keene just head south on Route 32 (going down past the Keene airport) and stay on Route 32 all the way through Athol, MA, 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!