THE Irish Curling Association is holding an open day at Greenacres Ice Rink in Renfrewshire on Sunday, September 22, for existing members and also for anyone wishing to join.
The refresher course / come and try day will run from 11am until approximately 3pm with additional coaching and ice available from 3-5pm for the especially keen.
The day will be structured with approved coaching drills to improve curling techniques however it will also be a fun day suitable for all levels and to allow us time on the ice before the new season.
One of the other objectives of the day is to get curlers together at an early stage of the season to try and encourage more participants and teams for the various events on the ICA fixture list this season and indeed in seasons to come.
Open day organiser Johnjo Kenny said: “This season the World Mixed Doubles and the World Seniors are taking place in Scotland in April 2014 and hopefully Ireland will have representatives in all categories. The men’s development and international squad are always looking for new recruits and we need to get a similar squad for a ladies team, if not to compete internationally this year then certainly in future years. The Mixed Playdowns are not until March or April 2014 so there is plenty of time to get your team in shape!”
The cost of participation will be in the region of £15 and places can be booked by emailing Johnjo at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on 01383 514075.