Extra TryCurling session available

We are pleased to be able to announce that there will now be TryCurling sessions available at Deeside on Monday 12th March.

This date had been in our original plans for TryCurling after the Olympics – but we thought we would have to drop it from our schedule due to an apparent double-booking at Deeside ice rink. Happily this has turned out to be a clerical error at the rink and so we have been able to reinstate these sessions.

If you are too far from Deeside to reach these sessions, you may wish to be aware that there are plans to begin curling in South Wales and you can be a part of shaping those plans – there is an open meeting at Ice Arena Wales (Cardiff) tonight.

2014-15 FPOW season ends

The Curling season at Deeside Ice Rink is now over for this year. All club members should have received an email about this, if not, please log into the online clubroom to view it.

The next opportunity to curl in North Wales is expected to be in September 2015. If you are interested in trying this sport, please see our Try Curling page for more information, and contact us if you want to know more.

End-of-season events such as our presentation evening and our Annual General Meeting will take place in early May.

Winter Olympic Curling

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games have taken place in Sochi, Russia, with Curling at the Games hosted at the Ice Cube Arena, from Monday 10th February until Friday 21st February.

Great Britain’s ladies took bronze by beating Switzerland in a very tight winner-takes-all match, while the men surprised some fans and commentators alike by reaching the final to win Silver. You can review both the men’s and women’s performances online – details of coverage are on the BBC website.

This event or equipment for it has been part- or fully-funded by the Development Assistance Programme of the World Curling FederationAfter the Olympics, there will be the opportunity to Try Curling at Deeside (the first 4 Mondays of March).  If you have been before, you are welcome to have another go.  Current FPOW members are asked to come down as normal and help out. You can also download our TryCurling Session Poster for more info or to advertise our events.

New Season just days away

We are just a couple of days away from the start of the 2013-14 First Province season!

As with previous years, the season will begin with a Development Evening and Points Competition, this coming Monday (9th September).  Anyone who wants to Try Curling for the first time should come along at 5:30pm, 6:30pm or 7:30pm, for a one-hour taster session.

Also available over the course of the evening, for returning members and new members who have played before will be:

The cost for unlimited time on the ice will be £5 (£3 for under-21s).  Please bring friends, family and anyone else who might be interested.

If you want to take part in the competition, more details on what shots are required are on the animation on the main Points Competition page.

Returning players, please remember to bring your chequebooks to renew your membership (£50/£20) and if you wish, to pay for ice fees (£220/£120) for the main part of the season. Also, the draft schedule for the whole season is now available to view or download, though please note this is subject to possible change.

Premier League starts

The start of the 2012-13 FPOW Premier League begins tonight (Mon 17th Sept), and there is also more coaching for beginners, whether you managed to make a TryCurling session last week or not.

The early game this evening (5:30pm start) is between the Junior Meikle/Tanner team and the Welsh Wheelchair Curling team, with all other teams playing at 7:30pm.

If you’re coming to discover curling for the first time, or to expand your skills from last week, please come along at 5:20pm or 6:20pm.

TryCurling & Points Competition 2012

We have been waiting – with various levels of patience – but the start of the new season has finally arrived. On Monday 10th September, we have a special one-off price for unlimited time on the ice (up to our booking limit around 10:30pm) of £5 per adult, £3 for Juniors (under-21), to include any or all of: TryCurling, Points Competition or practice.

There is a chance for you to Try Curling for the very first time. Come along to Deeside Ice Rink for 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30pm. Established members and coaches, please be on hand to help out when needed!

At 7pm that same evening, the Points Competition gets underway. If you have never taken part in one before, have a look at the Points Competition page for a handy guide (including a nifty animation).  It is a good way to test your skills and find out what needs improvement.

Finally, if you have been playing a while and do not want to take part in the Points Competition, there should be some practice ice available, or just being an extra person to help out will always be useful.