- You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney
Five reasons to try curling.
Curling can be enjoyed by just about anyone. Curling is a sport that can be enjoyed by men and women at any age. While it involves a certain level of physical fitness, one doesn’t have to be an extreme athlete to play. It’s even possible for someone in a wheelchair to participate in curling.
Curling is inexpensive. Compared to many other sports like golf or skiing, curling is relatively inexpensive to do. You don’t need lots of expensive equipment and a curling club membership typically costs between $100 to $300 a year. Even gym memberships aren’t that cheap these days.
Curlers come from all walks of life. Curling is one of the few sports that has such a diverse grassroots base. From farmers to businessmen, people from all walks of life participate in curling all over Canada. You won’t find any pretentious elitism in this sport.
Curling has health benefits. Those who know nothing about curling assume that it doesn’t take much physical fitness to play. In fact, one can get a great cardiovascular workout through curling, whether throwing a rock or sweeping those of one’s teammates.
Curling is social. Like any team sport, curling involves a great deal of camaraderie between the four members of a curling team, as well as the teams they compete against. Joining a curling club in your local community allows you to meet people from all walks of life and socialize with them before and after games.