Curling combines shuffleboard, bocce, and chess into one crazy, strategic team sport on ice. You can take part in the curling fun right here in Atlanta. Feeling competitive? Join the Rookie Curling League for 3 weeks of gameplay!
Enjoy the 2018 Winter Olympics? Well, we all know the most adrenaline pumping sport in the Winter Olympics is the edge of your seat action found in Curling
. All that being said, here's a news flash folks, curling doesn’t only belong in the winter Olympics. Yessir, even down here in the dirty south there’s a vibrant community of ice-bound athletes keeping this unique sport alive and thriving. Curling is best described as a combination of shuffleboard, bocce, and chess on ice. The gameplay of shuffleboard, the scoring system of bocce, and the strategy of chess all come together to create a true one-of-a-kind wintertime sport in which players slide – or ‘throw’ – large granite stones across a sheet of ice towards a target, and their teammates sweep the ice in front of the traveling stone to manipulate its trajectory. If you’ve ever dreamed of hitting the ice yourself, then you’re in luck, because the Peachtree Curling Association just opened up their official AF facility in Marietta on Fridays for their Rookie Curling League.
The Peachtree Curling Association was founded in 2015 and consists of several members of all ages who participate in weekly practices, pickup games, and league play. The three-week-long league play starts February 22nd and serves as a great introduction to this unique and addictive team sport.
Each rookie league night will start off with a short practice and warm-up session. Once you're loose and ready to roll (or, in this case, slide), the games will begin! Not feeling super confident in your curling skills? Don't fret! Peachtree Curling members will be on hand to coach and assist throughout the games. New and returning curlers are invited to join! Individuals, couples, and teams of four are all encouraged to participate in these exciting games, but space is limited to 24 curlers and it's bound to sell out quickly so don't freeze up! Sign up for the Curling Rookie League today!