After Team GB’s recent triumph at the Olympics, you might be tempted to have a go at curling yourself this winter. So, we thought we’d pick out three fun places you can give it a try.
Roxy Lanes in Leeds
Bar and bowling alley, Roxy Lanes has just reopened at The Light on The Headrow. You can play an eclectic mix of ten-pin bowls, air hockey and pool at this brand-new gaming hub. But most importantly, it has two ice curling lanes where you can compete with your friends to slide your stones towards the bullseye. Catering for those that like their comfort, it’s actually ice-free. And the venue has a large bar area where you can sup craft beers, cocktails and spirits, as well as enjoy slices and fries.
The Curl Club at The Floodgate in Birmingham
The Curl Club at The Floodgate has a choice of three indoor and three outdoor lanes to play on. Plus, there’s craft beer, cocktails and mulled cider to keep you energised while you play a game or two with friends. If you fancy going really off-piste with your games, there’s baseball batting cages and table golf to try your hand at too.
Curling at Queens in London
Queens, London’s trendy ice rink and bowling alley, often adds curling to its bookable sessions over winter. And this month it’s been mighty popular, so they’ve extended their curling run into March. This means you’ve got time to join their Winter Olympic Challenge. In this quirky sporting triathlon you need to master curling, score top points in ten-pin bowls and quickly scoff down MEATliquor’s special edition Olympic Rings’n’Burger and a Bobsleigh Rum & Raisin hard-shake.
Of course, if you fancy getting into the sport properly then you can head to one of the UK’s many rinks and book yourself a session or some classes. This handy website will help you find a venue near you.