Summer curling season kicks off July 7

June 19th, 2014 by Lynn

    PLYMOUTH — Believe it or not, summer is here, along with the biting flies, mosquitoes and the humidity that accompanies every outdoor activity. If you’re looking to avoid the bugs and beat the summer heat, the Plymouth Rocks Summer Curling League starts Monday, July 7, at The Plymouth State Ice Arena. Whether you’re looking forward to chilling with your friends, needing some QT with a loved one or requiring an activity the entire family can enjoy, curling is the perfect opportunity to be active this summer no matter what New England weather has in store for us.

    The Plymouth Rocks Summer Curling League is open to anyone who has attended a learn to curl session. If you have never curled before, you have the opportunity to throw your first stone at the summer curling open house on Thursday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and it’s a great way to learn the basic techniques and concepts of the game while meeting like-minded people who may very well be your next teammates.

    Aside from being a social pursuit, curling is a great way to exercise the brain while improving your physical fitness. The strategy is multi-faceted, much like a game of chess, which gives the game a rich complexity that players find exhilarating and addictive. Each offensive position offers varying degrees of aerobic exercise, with the sweeping requiring the most endurance, and the throwing of the stone requiring more strength and balance.

    All equipment will be provided for the enjoyment of the game, including the stones, brooms, sliders (which attach onto your sneaker), stabilizers (to help with balance) and delivery sticks (for those with bad knees or who have trouble bending). All ages and abilities are welcome from a 12-year-old newbie to a 90-year-old veteran and players are welcome to bring helmets to wear for head protection. Treat yourself to a cool hiatus this summer by immersing yourself into a new social, active and compelling experience that is sure to spur stories and lasting memories to make us smile and chuckle at for years to come.

    The Plymouth Rocks Curling League will run from July 7-Aug. 25 on Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $300 per four-person team for a total of eight games. You may register to play online or in person. To register online, please visit http://www.plymouth.edu/arena/curling/. The first eight teams to pay will play on Monday nights. If there is enough interest in league play, Thursday nights may be made available. They are looking forward for the exciting continuance of curling and for the familiar sound of skips hollering, stones roaring and the ever-present exchange of “good curling” to fill the arena once again.

    For more information on curling or any other ice arena event, please visit www.skateplymouthstate.com or e-mail us at psu-icearena@plymouth.edu.

     

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