I'm looking for some information on joining a curling club.
When do you curl?
We curl every Sunday during the curling season at 4:00 and 6:30 pm, and Tuesday at 8:30 pm. The curling season goes from November through the end of March or early April.
Where is the curling club?
Our facility is located at 25 Fairway Street, Nashua, NH.
What equipment is required to start curling?
All that is needed to start curling is a clean pair of shoes which are dedicated to curling, and layers to dress in so you will be comfortable on the ice. Wearing street shoes will contaminate the ice and affect game play. After joining and getting hooked, most members opt to purchase their own curling shoes and brooms, but neither is mandatory.
Does MVCC offer a youth curling league?
MVCC does not directly offer a youth league, but MVCC members with children can enter them into the Nashua Country Club's "Little Rocks" program for youth curling for a reasonable fee. Other curling clubs in the area do offer youth programs as well.
We're interested in learning to curl. Could we come by during your league play to watch and talk with someone in the club about curling?
Yes! We are passionate about curling and love to share our sport. Feel free to visit on Sundays from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm or Tuesdays from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm and you're very likely to find someone willing to talk about curling with you.
Do you offer curling lessons or clinics? Do you offer any opportunities for a group to get a lesson and try the sport?
We only offer training at the beginning of the season at our annual Open House. Information will be posted on this site. As we rent ice from Nashua Curling Club, we are not in a position to do any private rentals. Other curling clubs in the area do offer private rentals.
Would having a knee replaced prevent me from curling?
This is based upon your stability from having a new knee put in. For curlers who cannot squat down, there is the opportunity to use a stick, which is very similar to shuffle board and there are many members who do curl in this fashion. Your stability would be involved with the sweeping of the stones as they are moving along towards the house. If you would feel comfortable walking and sliding on the ice, you should not have any problems. Attending our Open House would be a great opportunity to try.
Do you know if I can find something here in Florida?
Check the Curling Associations section of our links page for associations in Florida as there are lots of Canadians who have retired in Florida who may have some arena curling.