I was lucky I came across a promotional event in a mall for the curling club. It advertised for the club's open house, but also a 3-parts free curling clinic for beginners. As you can guess, I was really interested LOL. Part of it is because I really enjoyed watching it, but also because it's something my friends and I talked about trying last winter, but didn't know how. What better then than a free clinic that would teach you the basics? :) My sister and some friends joined me for it.
The first day, we learned how to push out of the block and keep our balance on the ice - with and without the rock. The second day was more focused on throwing the rocks and at the same time, applying the rotation. And yesterday, we learned how to sweep and played a short game :)
I really liked it on the first day and thought of joining, but wasn't sure. Then, on the second day, I had a lot of doubts... but after playing yesterday, I decided to take the plunge. I thought the pros outweighted the cons... The cons are distance - let just say the club is not close to my house ^_^; but from work, it's not too bad - and also, the commitment. Once you sign up, you're part of a team and that means you have three other people depending on you. If I don't feel like going, I can't just not go... or at least, I have to find a replacement. The last con is that the best league for beginners turn out to be on Friday. I'm just thinking Friday's gatherings with friends to open the week-end or leaving for a week-end away... But as my sister says, it's not a regular thing and we'll just have to work around it.
I was not the only one having fun! Just too bad about my sister's school schedule, otherwise, I would have made her join with me!
And my friends were good sport! They came and had fun with me! Up there is W, M and V :)
So there you go :) I joined the club. The curling season is 6 months, from October to April. It officially starts on October 14... My first league game will be on October 19 and I'll keep you guys posted :)
LOL, my sister's knee and mine. Obviously, she's doing something good and me, something wrong ^_^; Might need to invest into a knee pad for this first year :)
Now though, my focus is going to be kicking my reading slump to the curb!! :) Or sweep it under the rug LOL.