I'm looking forward to throwing a few rocks at houses tomorrow... the Petersham Curling Club is holding a "Learn To Curl" clinic for the public tomorrow, Sunday, October 16, 2011, from 10-1pm, a their 2-sheet facility in Petersham, MA.
I'm not going to be part of the clinic... given that I was last skipping teams, I'm a bit beyond that initial stage (although you can always learn more)... I'm actually going to bring my 9-year-old daughter down to see if it's something of interest to her. The Petersham C.C. has an active youth curling program on Saturday mornings and we're toying with pursuing that this winter.
But, I admit to hoping that when I'm down there with her I'll at least get a chance to throw a few rocks ;-)
Petersham, MA, is about an hour south of Keene, NH, heading straight down Route 32. It's a good haul to drive for curling... but Petersham Curling Club is really the closest rink to our area. The next nearest would really be the Nashua Country Club over in Nashua, NH. (about 1.5 hours away), or the Union Ice Arena up in Woodstock, VT (also about 1.5 hours away).
We'll see... we went down and visited Petersham last year and it's a great 2-sheet facility. The folks there were very friendly and welcoming... it should be fun!
P.S. If anyone in the Keene, NH, / Monadnock Region is interested in seeing what we can do to get some more local curling options, please drop me a note... I'm definitely interested in seeing what can be done.