PCC Membership Registration opens on August 15, 2015 at midnight.

How to try Curling

If you have never curled before, and that includes most people, we have opportunities for you to get your feet wet.  

Open House
Attend one of our Open Houses and impress your friends with your curling knowledge while watching the Olympics. You will learn the essentials of curling: terminology, delivery, sweeping, and scoring. This basic instruction lasts about 30 minutes and offers a good overview of what curling is all about. Cost is $10 per person or $20 per family.

We offer two Open Houses:

November 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

February 22, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn to Curl Programs: The most serious approach, but still lots of fun, is our “Learn to Curl” program, a three hour training session. We hold these programs twice per season, in October and February.

The Potomac Curling Club is pleased to offer two Learn to Curl sessions during the Fall Season. The program is designed for people who would like to get more than just a taste of the game. The program focuses on more individualized instruction than a drop in session or Open House. If you would like to start to curl on a regular basis, this is the best place to start. Each session is 3 hours and costs $50 payable by PayPal, credit card or check.

Please click on the date below that you would like to register for:

October 6, 2015, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

October 12, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

After you have given it a try, we hope you’ll want to join. As a brand new curler, you can join for one half of a season for less than you might think. To encourage new curlers, you are entitled to a significant membership discount. Please see our Membership Page for more details.


“Drop In” Sessions: An informal method to try curling is to drop by for one of our “drop in” sessions. On Saturday mornings, join us for our breakfast extravaganza. Arrive by 8:15 for a quick 45 minute introductory lesson. Teams are formed from 9:00 to 9:15 and starting at 9:15 or so we play an eight end game. Breakfast is served about 8:30, depending on who’s cooking that week.

For the “Drop In” curling sessions reservations are required!

We will be following our priority procedure where everyone will be assured the opportunity to be able to play either all or part of the game.  Members, and those who show up and sign in earliest, are given higher preference to play the most ends. We encourage you to come with friends as a small group, with “small groups” being the operative word(s). If you wish to bring the friends and neighbors and co-workers and have 10 or 20 people, then you are talking about a rental, not a small group of two or three or four for drop-in curling.

Please check our league pages or calendar to be sure that the Drop In session will be held on any particular day. They often get bumped for special events such as bonspiels or other competitive events.


You’ll also need to fill out a Liability Release Form.  Download our Liability Release, 2015-2016 (Adult) (pdf) or our Liability Release, 2015-2016 (Youth) (pdf).

Rent Our Club: Have a group of 16 or more people who want to try curling?  Please learn more about how to rent our club, get personalized instruction, and use of our warm room facilities.