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Friday, February 12, 2010

Coming Up: Curling lessons for FREE


With the Olympics starting tonight, it would be fun to try your own Olympic sports this weekend.

The Oakland Ice Center is hosting a free Learn-to-Curl event for families on Sunday, February 14th from 10:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. Only 20 people are allowed at the lesson, so if you can go, sign up ASAP (below).

If you haven't seen curling, you're in for a treat. You push a 42 pound stone along the ice, sweeping the ice in front of it as you move it toward the target. This class is aimed at kids age 9 and up.

Learn-to-Curl clinics are regularly hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club, but this will be smaller to help the kids learn, and is the only free class hosted in Oakland. (Parents wanting to try one that night can go from 9:15-11:30 p.m. the previous night - 2/13/10 - cost is $15/person)

For other curling clinics, check out this link for the Learn-to-Curl classes. They run $15/person.

Where: Oakland Ice Center - ½ block from 19th street BART station. 519 19th Street in Oakland
When: Sunday, February 14th from 10:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
RSVP: only open to 20 people - so reserve ASAP. You need to reserve online. The website is a little confusing, so follow these instructions:
Click here
Select Season: Winter 2010
Select Level - Give Curling a Try - it's at the bottom and you have to scroll all the way down.
You'll then have to log in to the system.

Let me know how it goes!

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