If you have ever wanted to try curling, you have come to the right place. The Granite Curling Club schedules Learn to Curl (LTC) sessions throughout the year so you can try curling for yourself!
- Get instruction on the basics of curling
- Play a short game
- The cost is $25 for adults, and $10 for children under 18
- Sessions typically last around 90 minutes
- See below for the schedule and registration
- Please read through our COVID-19 Policy before registering.
- Code of Conduct
Granite Curling Club requires everyone over age 12 who attend a Learn to Curl be fully vaccinated and bring proof of your vaccine status (vaccine card or picture).
To see all of the details, please read through our COVID-19 Policy before registering.
Waivers will be provided at the club, or you can save time by downloading the waiver, then print and sign it, and bring it with you.
Be on Time
Please make sure your entire group is at the club 15 minutes before your reservation time to fill out waivers and clean shoes. Any attendee more than 15 minutes late (from session start time) will be considered a "no-show" and may have their spot given to a walk-in.
What to Wear
- Loose fitting pants like sweatpants or yoga pants - not jeans!
- Dress in layers. It can be chilly on the ice, but you heat up quickly once you start playing.
- Clean flat-soled comfortable shoes (tennis shoes or sneakers work well).
$25 per adult, and $10 for children under 18. We do not offer a group discount.
Curlers under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before going on the ice. If a parent isn't coming to the event, you can download the waiver, then print and sign it, and send it with the child.
All participants age 13 & younger are required to bring and wear a helmet while on the ice. Properly fitting bicycle, skateboard, ski, snowboard, and hockey helmets are examples of typically acceptable options. There are others which can also work, and the event coordinator will have the discretion to approve or reject adequacy of head protection. Please contact the Learn to Curl Coordinator with any questions.
On the ice, an adult should accompany children under 10. Children under 7 are not allowed on the ice.
For younger participants, please consider our Junior Learn to Curl program.
Can I bring a group?
Yes you can, but only 8 people are typically allowed in a group at a time. If your group is too big to book via the reservation system, please email the Learn to Curl Coordinator and let us know how many people you would like to bring so we see if we can fit you in.
If you are planning on a group of 20 or more, please consider a Group Event . With a Group Event, you can ensure that you all learn and curl together, and you have use of the lounge for food and socializing.
What happens at a Learn to Curl?
Generally you will be on the ice for 1-2 hours which includes instruction and a small game. The Learn to Curl process goes something like this:
- You arrive, sign a waiver and pay.
- We clean your shoes and fit rubber grippers on them to protect our ice surface.
- Your instructors lead you through some stretches, safety guidelines, and information about the game.
- A group of 8 people goes out on the ice for some curling instruction and play a short game.
- Once your lesson is done, you can visit us upstairs for snacks and to learn more about curling and our club.
Can I just come and watch?
Yes. You can watch the action through windows overlooking the ice sheets. There are plenty of warm comfortable seats and friendly people are available to answer your questions and explain the game. There is no charge if you just come to watch.
OK! That was fun! How can I play more?
You're always welcome to attend more Learn to Curl sessions or plan a Group Event. But if you want to curl more, you should consider becoming a member!
Are there any other ways that I can try curling at Granite?
Generally, the only other way that a non-member can try curling at our club is with a private group event. Please see Group Events for more details.
If you're a member of another club and are visiting Seattle and want to curl at our club, please contact us directly.
The Learn to Curl I want to attend looks full. Can I make a reservation?
If you click into a Learn to Curl and get a message that it's full, then unfortunately all reservations for that day are currently booked. However, we may have cancellations. Check back on this page occasionally to see if spaces have opened up.
I didn't make a reservation. Can I still attend a Learn to Curl?
Walk-ins are only accepted during the Saturday Learn to Curls. We will fit in walk-in guests as we have space. Note that we cannot guarantee that we will have space for you, but your chances of success are pretty good if you are prepared to hang around the club and wait for someone to no-show. You are also more likely to be successful if your group is small or willing to split up. We are very likely to be able to accommodate two people, but are much more unlikely to fit in a group of 8 that insists on staying together.
What is the difference between a Learn to Curl and Practice Ice?
Learn to Curls are held at selected times during the curling season, and are open to the public. If ice is available, club members can curl at no charge, but Learn to Curl guests have priority for ice time.
Practice Ice (and any unused open ice) time is for club members to practice or play pick-up games.
I am a Granite Curling Club member. How can I help?
We need volunteers to help as greeters, hosts, and instructors. If you would like to help at one of the upcoming Learn to Curl, please go to the Learn to Curl Volunteers page (login required).
Registration opens a month before the event date, e.g. for a Learn to Curl on December 18th registration would open on November 18th.