As curlers worldwide prepare for the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics in February 2022, Lakes Region Curling Association is now accepting registrations for its Winter 2022 league.
Running from mid-January to mid-March, the Winter season offers eight weekly curling matches at Pop Whalen Ice Arena in Wolfeboro. Matches take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings.
A learn-to-curl clinic for new curlers will be held in early January, before the Winter league begins.
LRCA matches put a premium on friendly competition, sportsmanship, and fun. League play is open to men and women aged 14 or over. No previous experience is required, and participants may join as individuals, with a partner, or as part of a complete team. All equipment is provided, and organizers will assist unaffiliated registrants in finding a team.
Curling accommodates a variety of playing styles. While some players prefer to use the traditional crouch and slide delivery for the stone, others employ a walking delivery using a “push stick.”
The $195 registration fee defrays the cost of ice time, equipment, and insurance. Registration forms as well as waiver forms are available for download from this site.
The Winter league will accommodate a maximum of eight teams, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sometimes referred to as “chess on ice,” curling originated on the marshes of Scotland in the early 1500s and came to North America with British colonists in the 18th century. First demonstrated at the 1926 Winter Olympics, it became an official Olympic sport in 1998. The coming Olympic competition in Beijing is made more exciting by a 2018 gold medal win by Team USA’s men’s squad, which is returning to defend its title.
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