Curling is a team sport with similarities to bowls and shuffleboard, played by two teams of four players each on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice. Teams take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones down the ice towards the target (called the house). Two sweepers with brooms accompany each rock and use timing equipment and their best judgment, along with direction from their teammates, to help direct the stones to their resting place. The complex nature of stone placement and shot selection has led some to refer to curling as “chess on ice.”
The Pettit National Ice Center is pleased to have curling as a part of its opportunities to offer. We feature a curling area on our West rink and it is available for rental and use by e-mailing Kevin Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: We’re happy to look into any days/times that you may want, but Curling ice time is generally only Monday through Friday between 10am-3pm (subject to availability). Weeknight and Weekend ice is rare since it is contracted by various figure skating, hockey and short track speed skating teams well in advance.