The stones, brooms, and hacks have arrived, the ice has been laid down and painted — and now it’s time to start curling!
To get the Fall 2015 league season under way, the LRCA is holding a learn-to-curl for all registered members on Friday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at Pop Whalen Ice Arena in Wolfeboro. The event will give members of the LRCA’s eight teams an opportunity to meet one another while introducing new curlers to the basics of curling in a non-competitive setting.
Participants are asked to arrive at the arena around 6 p.m. and to sign in before proceeding inside. At sign-up, participants will be assigned to one of the eight stations on the ice, where they will meet with their instructor for the evening.
Please note: This learn-to-curl is for registered LRCA members only and is not open to the public.
Prior to on-ice activities, curlers will gather as a group for some introductory instructions while volunteers set up the ice.
Curlers should wear warm but comfortable clothing for the evening. Light gloves and hats are encouraged for those susceptible to the cold.
Also, it’s important for participants in the learn-to-curl to bring shoes with clean soles to the arena. The shoes — sneakers are a good option — can be put on at the arena and will help keep grit and other debris off the ice, where it could interfere with game play.
Regular league play
League play for the Fall 2015 season begins on Sunday, Oct. 18, with games set to start at 5:15 p.m. Players should plan to arrive at 5 p.m. for regular season games in order to sign in and change to non-street footwear.
A schedule for the first seven games is available here. Note that November 16 is a Monday and that there is no game on November 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The final three games of the season will be played on Dec. 6, 13, and 20 and will serve as a playoff, with teams matched according to their regular-season records.