Have you heard about curling and wondered what the hype is all about? Maybe you have considered trying it but have felt a full league to be too large of a time commitment with today’s busy lifestyle or childcare was just too hard to find.
There is a new curling opportunity in town that might make it easier for you to participate, as adults will learn the basics of curling while their children have fun doing activities and playing games.
Lakeville Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with the Dakota Curling Club to offer a Saturday afternoon league starting Oct. 12.
This four-week instructional league includes the club’s signature Learn-to-Curl Class.
Week one, participants will learn the basics including sweeping, scoring and practicing throwing rocks. Subsequent weeks, teams will start with 15 minutes of instruction to build up knowledge and then play a game.
While the adults curl, children will stay entertained in the warming room with activities led by the Parks & Recreation staff.
“This partnership came about because the curling club was looking to find a way to make curling available to families in Lakeville and that childcare can be an obstacle for parents wanting to learn the sport,” Kacie Robinson, recreation program coordinator at the city of Lakeville said.
The joint effort by Dakota Curling and Lakeville Parks and Recreation makes this possible.
Lakeville Parks and Recreation strives to provide exceptional parks, trails and recreational opportunities for all ages and this program is a great example of serving both youth and adults at the same time.