The 2011-12 season might be over for many, but here are some suggestions if you need to get a curling fix over the months ahead.
Firstly, you could sign up to play in the Hollywood Summer Blockbuster in California, July 6-8, see the poster above and here. That would give you a chance to meet up with the Bond Girls again (reminisce here).
Nearer home, the Fourth Stirling Summer Skins will take place August 3-5 at The Peak, Stirling. The competition is run in a skins format and is open to all abilities. Last year, thirty-two teams took part and this year the organisers hope to reach a full capacity of thirty-six teams. Entry costs £200, but of course some of this may well be recovered by winning some skins!
Email Logan Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Peak Sports Village also has summer ice on Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 18 through to June 21. Curling sessions are available between the following times: Wednesdays: 12.30pm – 11pm. Thursdays: 10am – 6.00pm. Curling ice can be booked for practice, club outings, private coaching or corporate bookings. To make a booking contact Jamie Brophy at email@example.com or on 0300 028 0101.
Or you could go Caveman Curling. It's not what you might think! It's a board game, a 'dexterity' game, produced by Gryphon Games. For younger blogallies, this is what your elders might have played in the days before computers and the internet!
Actually, it's a simple concept, and effective. Watch here how to play, and here for a review. For ages 7 and over. Just like the real sport!