What: Get curling at King’s Cross Coal Drops Yard
You may have seen in being played during the Olympics and Paralympics, and now you can do it at Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross. Now, this sport has lent itself to Club culture. Club Curling is being launched in the atmospheric Coals Drops Yard.
When & How:
From Thursday 11 November you can curl the night away with teams of up to four players across six synthetic ice rinks, enough room for the whole family to give curling their best shot. Or bring your date along to break the ice!
Sessions last for 45 minutes, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the cocktails – shaken not curled – at the Club Curling Cocktail Bar.
What is Curling?
The sport is played on ice and comprises two teams who take it, in turn, to slide large, heavy but highly polished granite stones towards a circular target marked on the ice – known as a House.
The path of the rock is made smoother by two sweepers with brooms or brushes, who accompany it as it slides down the sheet by sweeping the ice in front of the stone.
There is a lot of skill involved in creating the curl of the stone or keeping is journey straight. The game has been dubbed “chess on the ice”.
£5 per adult [children under 12 can play for free]. Club Curling will be open 7 days a week running from midday with the last play at 8pm. You can turn up and play, or pre-book online.
More info: Club Curling in Kings Cross