The Long Island Curling Club is the only curling club on Long Island. Established in 2008, we are dedicated to the promotion of the sport of curling on Long Island. Our leagues are held at the Newbridge Arena in Bellmore, NY.
The Long Island Curling Club is featured in the October 14 edition of
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We are currently in the middle of our Winter Curling League, which runs from November 2013 – March 2014. Our next Open House events will be held following the Olympics on March 1 and 8. Please contact us if you are interested in putting your name on our mailing list for information about our future events.
Long Island Curling Club merchandise is available at: www.cafepress.com/licurling. We have T-shirts, magnets, stickers, bags, mugs and more…
Stone Sponsorship Program
The Long Island Curling Club has initiated a Stone Sponsorship Program. Show your support for the club by sponsoring a curling stone. We have 5 sheets of stones available to be inscribed. To access the form and for additional details, please click here.
What is Curling?
Curling is one of the newest medal sports in the Winter Olympics. It can be described as bocce ball or lawn bowling on ice. Curling is often identified by the two sweepers who walk or slide with the stone and sweep the ice in front of the rock to help it travel further and straighter.
The object of the game is to slide, or throw, stones down a 145-foot sheet of ice into a set of concentric circles known as the “house”. Two teams, or rinks, of four members alternate throwing rocks. When all the stones are thrown, the rink with the stone closest to the center of the house, or button, scores points, one for each stone closer to the button than the other rink’s closest stone.
Here is a short video from United States Curling Association explaining the basics of the sport of curling