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Come curling for something different
Guaranteed to be a fun and interesting night, so mark this in your diary. 14th of November @ 7.30pm. (please arrive a little earlier)
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This 'come and try event' is hosted by the Queensland Curling Federation. The location is ICEWORLD, Boondall, 2304 Sandgate Road.

For just $10, you get to learn and try something new and adventurous. As well, for your money you will also get some nibbles, coffee and tea on the night. If your under 18, your ticket for the night is half price at $5.

During the evening you will get a chance to relax, participate and meet some Curling Club Members. You will of course be given the basic necessary information before getting on the ice at 8pm.

Everyone will be provided with proper equipment and instructions before you start to play a few ends of Curling. No previous experience is required and all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
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Curling Cue -
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Would you like to know a bit more about Curling?

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones, (which are heavy polished granite rocks), across a sheet of ice towards a target area, segmented into four rings. The sport is related to bowls, boule and shuffleboard.

Two teams, of four players, take turns, sliding these heavy polished granite stones, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, which is a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The goal is to achieve the highest score for the game.

Did you know?
Curling is the fastest growing winter sport in Australia and surprisingly the National Junior Mens and Junior Womens teams are based here in Queensland. During 2009, the first ever junior girls team represented Australia, internationally in Harbin, China.

Members of the teams will be there on the night, so a great opportunity for you to meet and chat with some Curling Professionals.

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Sweeping the Curling Rock -
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Clothing - what you should wear on the night.
You should should wear comfortable clothing and trainers. You will be inside an Ice Rink, so ensure you take some warm clothing to put on. You might however warm up during your 'play' time.

If you enjoy the evening and the insight into curling, perhaps you might become motivated to do more and follow on with some additional lessons. Who knows where it will take you - you may one day end up in a 'World Class' rink having to compete with the likes of Jennifer Jones (Canada), in the Olympic Rink.

Check out her style in this video and for some more insight into this sport.

Additionally, to have a look at Australia's Curling hopes watch this video below.

Feel free to let us know how you enjoy the night through the comments box below.
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Why? An opportunity for something different
When: 14th of November 2012
Where: Iceworld, 2304 Sandgate Road, Boondall
Cost: $10 adults $5 if your under 18
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