The DFW Curling Club is always excited to have new members. Take a look at the F.A.Q. below to learn more about how to get started. if you have any other questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions about the D/FW Curling Club
Q: Where do you curl?
A: We curl at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Farmers Branch, near the intersection of I-35E and I-635.
12700 N Stemmons Fwy
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Q: Who can curl?
Curling is a sport that is very approachable no matter your age or athletic level.
Our club also has equipment for alternative delivery of stones for members that have disabilities or simply feel more comfortable using the aide.
Q: How can I come out and try curling before joining the club?
We have many "Learn-to-Curl" events. We always try to have them before each fall and winter regular season. Check out the Event Calendar or subscribe to the newsletter so you know when they are coming up!
Q: What equipment do I need to get started?
The DFW Curling Club has all the equipment to get you started! Most new players will begin the season using the club's equipment and eventually buy their own for an even better curling experience.
Curlers tend to wear loose fitting jogging or yoga pants, a t-shirt, and a light jacket. To maintain ice quality, we encourage the use of gym shoes or a relatively clean pair of tennis shoes (no open-toed or sandals).
Q: When does the club play?
Fall Season: begins in September typically with leagues Wednesday and Sunday evenings meeting for 11 weeks.
Winter Season: begins in January typically with leagues Wednesday and Sunday evenings meeting for 11 weeks.
Summer Fun League: is a short 4-week session held in July.
Bonspiel: A weekend full of curling. A bonspiel is a curling tournament where all of your hard work during the season is put to the test! These are fun gatherings where teams from clubs around the country travel to a host club to compete and meet new people within the sport. The DFW Curling Club's bonspiel is called "Steers and Beers", typically held in the late spring each year.
Other Events: The DFW Curling Club has other opportunities to get involved. This includes our "Learn-to-Curl's", instructional leagues, and social events. Check out the Event Calendar or subscribe to the newsletter for more information.
Q: What is your normal curling time?
A: Each curling season typically runs from the fall through the early spring. In the both the fall and winter, we will have two leagues of two hours each. We curl on Wednesdays beginning at 7:45pm, and Sundays beginning at 5:00pm. The fall season runs from the end of September until a week before Christmas. The winter season will follow at the same times, running from mid to late January until April. The seasons will run for 11 weeks, with time off for major holidays and events during the year (eg. Thanksgiving, Super Bowl, Easter). Our full schedule can be accessed by clicking the League Info link
Q: Do you offer instructional classes?
A: The club will typically offer two-hour learn-to-curl sessions or short multi-week instructional leagues each summer prior to the start of the regular season as demand requires. We find that most people can get a good grasp of the basics within about 20 minutes and, after an hour on the ice, can feel confident enough to participate in a game. Thus we encourage new curlers to consider registering for a league even if curling classes are not being offered. The majority of our curlers are in the new or beginner category and we try to balance teams with newer and more experienced players for competitive play, so all should feel welcome to join the club.
Q: How much does it cost to join?
A: League fees for curling members are $300 for a full 11-week season. All members are required to pay $50 annually to cover USCA and Club dues. We offer a discounted rate for Junior members (those under 21 years old).
Q: What does the club fee cover?
The annual club fee of $50 covers United States Curling Association (USCA) dues, a premium for the USCA Club Insurance Program, and to cover incidental club costs incurred throughout the season.