Winter Carnival will feature learn-to-curl clinic

Again this year Wolfeboro Winter Carnival, sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation, will feature a curling open house at Pop Whalen Ice & Arts Center. The session, which is set for Thursday, March 3, at 10 a.m., is free and open to the public.

Members of the Lakes Region Curling Association will be on hand to provide an overview of the game and to offer participants an opportunity to learn scoring and curling skills. Instructions will include an opportunity to try the classic sliding delivery of the curling stone as well as a standing delivery using a specially designed “delivery stick.”

The session is open to everyone aged 18 and over, and pre-registration is required. Register for the curling session from the Town of Wolfeboro web site.

All equipment is provided, but participants are asked to bring a pair of clean-soled shoes – athletic shoes work well — that they can change into at the rink in order to protect the ice surface from parking lot grit and de-icing chemicals. Also, for the health and safety of participants and curling instructors, masks will be required during the event.

For more information about curling, check out this site’s learning page.