October classes introduce winter sport
The cries of “sweep hard” and “hurry” will soon be heard on South Franklin Street in Waupaca.
They will not be the cries of youths cleaning up a mess before their parents get home.
The sounds will mean that curling season has begun.
Those who are interested in meeting new people, finding something to make the winter go by faster or wondering what all the sweeping is about are invited to register for the Waupaca Curling Club’s upcoming Learn to Curl event.
Learn to Curl will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 to Wednesday, Oct. 28.
The event will be broken into two classes.
The first class will be Basic Stone Delivery.
Those classes will be offered Oct. 24-26.
The Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25 classes will start between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and the Monday, Oct. 26 classes will start between 6 and 7 p.m.
The class will involve moving between stations, where instructors will teach proper stone delivery and sweeping techniques.
The classes will last two hours, with new classes starting every 20 minutes.
Participants should bring warm clothes and clean, rubber soled shoes.
The second class will be Learn the Game.
It will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Wednesday, Oct. 28.
In this class, participants will play an actual game.
They will be paired with experienced curlers, who will continue to help them with their stone delivery as well as teach them about the rules and etiquette of the game.
An average game lasts about two hours.
People may register for one or both of the instructional classes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Neil Wenberg at 715-281-9693. The event is open to those who are fifth-grade students and older.
The cost is $10 for adults and free for students and covers both classes, as well as refreshments.
Those who want to try curling but are unable to attend the classes may contact the curling club, and it will try to make arrangements.
Visit the curling club’s website at www.curlwaupaca.com for more information about the Learn to Curl event, the club and its leagues.