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January 13, 2019

Curling : Must-have tips and resources for beginners to high performance curlers


Canadians are passionate about curling. It's a game that anyone can play and is exciting to watch. This is a game that will sweep you off your feet. Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned curler, there are many ways to up your game. Click on the first three articles for a beginners guide to the game of curling or the last article for insights on how to improve skills as a seasoned player. 

Curling know-how to get you in the house explains some of the basic strategies of the game to get you prepped for your first time on the ice.  Get the quick and dirty on how the game works, learn about the playing surface - the curling sheet, get basic strategy and finally learn how to score. 

If you are looking for more reasons to pick up a broom, Curl, sweep and skip our way to a Bonspiel near you is a must-read. This article will introduce you to the game of curling – explains the basics, the players, the equipment, why you should try and will point you in the direction of a club in your community. 

If you’ve ever watched a curling game you know there is a lot of jargon being tossed around on the ice – which can sound very confusing to the untrained ear. We’ve put together a good selection of terms and phrases used by curlers to help you understand the language of the game – a primer for someone new to the game in Curling lingo: a primer to get you sweeping in no time. 

If you're interested in raising the level of your game, check out People in glass houses can throw these stones - and other tips for high-performance curlers for tips, resources, and elite programs to help you reach your goals. 


Find Curling Canada in our Athlete Advisor, your online business directory for more information on curling in your community. Find, rate and review curling clubs, local community offerings and businesses that will help you do your thing.

Need a place to coordinate and connect with your own curling team? Find a bonspiel or put together a team on our SWSCD Hub.

Look for advice, stories, and news on our Curling activity page.

Do you have a good resource on the basics of curling or a story about how curling became a winter passion for you? Tell us about your experience directly on our Discover blog or by using #seewhatshecando in your social media posts.


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