After a very successful day here are a few comments from Forfar Curling Centre's Chairman Ian Young: -
"The regular open day was held on Saturday 10 Oct 2009 with 5 kids and 13 adults turning up for an insight into what curling was all about.
A demonstration game was given by two teams, which gave those that turned up an idea what they were in for.
None of them believed they would be able to curl but after only an hours tuition by experienced coaches they took part in a game, surprising both themselves and the coaches of what they could achieve in such a short period. Clearly they would improve significantly for the beginners coaching sessions taking place on the 17 and 24 Oct and from the feedback received they all appear to be keen to come back.
One of the participants was so keen she was introduced to one of the club match secretaries on the day and is determined to get signed up.
Once the beginners sessions are completed the participants will be given details of the local clubs so that they can approach them to join up if they wish.
The regular coaching session took place after the open day session and we were glad to see a good turn out. It is hoped that this will be repeated throughout the season. The beginners will be encouraged to take part once the initial sessions are completed. Dates for the coaching sessions are posted on the notice boards."
Yet again a successful open day and thanks go to all those who helped and participated in any way. It brings home the importance of these events to keep new blood coming into the sport. We would hope to build on this success and hold further events and I would appeal to all clubs to support the efforts of the curling centre committee.
Let's not forget about our more experienced curlers and in this regard I would remind you about the RCCC Masterclass which is coming to the ice rink on Saturday 19th December, 2009. Truly it is a day not to be missed for any curler or coach looking to develop their game. For further information please ask at the rink or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.