Curling’s origins date back to 16th-century Scotland, making it one of the world’s oldest team sports. Often referred to as “chess on ice”, to the untrained eye, Curling mostly resembles frozen lawn bowls.
Athletes take turns sliding circular 20-kilogram granite stones along the ice toward the centre of a horizontal target 28 metres away. Teams are awarded points for getting their stones closest to the centre of the target, or “house” in 6, 8 or 10 rounds. One point is awarded for every stone that lies closer to the "house". This requires a great deal of patience! After all, who doesn't enjoy knocking their opponents out of play shortly before they are about to win?
With the sport beginning to enjoy increasing popularity, more and more curling activities are popping up in and around Graubunden including: lessons, championships and tuition for seniors +60.
For the best place to trial classes of the world’s oldest winter sports, visit Davos Klosters and the Engadin.
Learn the basics of curling with Andrea Giacometti as he introduces you to the theory of curling. A tournament is played at the end, which always adds spice to the evening! Held every Tuesday from January 4th to February 22nd at the Muot Marias ice rink from 20:00 – 22:00 hrs.
In the winter season 22/23, guests and locals of Engadin have the opportunity to get a taste of curling every Tuesday evening from 19:00 – 20:30. The players of CC Celerina Saluver will show all those interested the secrets of the sport along with taking their first steps on ice!
Curling for seniors +60
For seniors, enjoy participating in the dedicated +60 class where the instructors will be welcomed by the instructors and initiated into the rules of the game and tactical secrets of curling. Held every Wednesday from November 23rd to February 22nd at the ice rink Center da Sport Celarina from 10:00-12:00 (weather permitting).
Curling individual championships
And for those who want to test their new curling skills, be sure to take part in the individual curling championships which will be held Friday December 30th from 9:00 – 16:00
For more information on classes and events visit Davos Klosters and Engadin