Curling is an ice sport enjoyed by millions worldwide. Played competitively and recreationally by men and women of all ages, the 500-year-old sport focuses on finesse, strategy, and camaraderie. Since its official addition to the Winter Olympic Games in 1988, curling has grown in popularity, both on the North Shore and worldwide. Most recently, Team USA’s men’s curling team brought home gold at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
As a two- and four-person game, curling is especially attractive to new Exmoor members. The curling season is broken into two seasons: mid-October through Christmas, and January through mid-March.
Exmoor has offered curling for more than 80 uninterrupted years. During this time, the Club has hosted a wide variety of state, national, and international curling events. Throughout the curling season, league play, bonspiels, and learn2curls provide Members with the opportunity to participate in a physical sport while also socializing with a diverse group of people. League play is organized play that involves assigned teams and regular weekly games. Bonspiel is the official term for a curling competition.
Open Curling for All Ages and Genders
curling provides Exmoor curlers with the
opportunity to play with their friends and family. Open league play is offered two to three times each week. A variety of single-evening, single-day, and weekly open
events are offered throughout the season.
play is offered once a week. Men’s bonspiels are run periodically
throughout the season both at Exmoor Country Club and other North Shore clubs.
play is offered once a week. Women’s bonspiels are run periodically at
other curling clubs in the United States.
can participate in their own league play offered once a week, or can get involved
with any of the above listed open, men's, or women’s programs. Throughout the
season, bonspiels geared towards rookies are also offered by Exmoor Country
Club and the Illinois Curling Association.
between the ages of 6 and 18 can learn to curl and play games with the guidance of
experienced adult curlers.
the season, learn2curl sessions start with 15 minutes of off-ice instructions to learn the basics of curling, followed by 45 minutes of practice and a chance to
play a few ends.