If the answer to your question is not listed below, please contact us!
Q: There's curling in Texas?
A: For sure ya'll! The Lone Star Curling Club has been in Austin since 2006! There are also clubs in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston!
Q: Where do you curl?
A: We curl at The Pond Hockey Club at 9402 United Drive.
Q: Do you curl on regular ice?
A: We curl on what we call "Arena Ice." This means the ice is shared between hockey, figure skating, and curling. Before we curl, a zamboni goes over the ice, then we add pebble so the rocks glide smoothly.
Q: How do I learn to curl?
A: You sign up for one of our Learn to Curl events! These are 2-hour events where we'll teach you the basics of curling and get you playing a game in no time!
Q: Do I need to know anything about curling to attend a Learn to Curl?
A: Nope! We'll teach you everything you need to know! If you're interested in learning about curling before you attend, check out our Curling 101 page.
Q: Do I need to know how to ice skate to curl?
A: Definitely not! Skates are not allowed on the curling ice and there is no crossover between ice skating and curling. We wear regular tennis shoes on the ice (or special curling shoes) and use teflon sliders to deliver our rocks.
Q: I can't bend down the way the Olympic curlers do. Can I still curl?
A: Of course! We'll admit, professional curlers can do some crazy contortionism to get low on the ice. You're welcome to try it, but it's not required. To traditionally deliver a stone, you only need to be able to lunge. And if you're not able to do that, we have adaptive ways of throwing so people of all abilities can curl!
Q: I have a physical disability. Can I still curl?
A: For sure! Curling is for everyone! We have adaptive ways of throwing the stones so that people of all abilities can curl. If you're unsure, or want to know more information, contact us!
Q: How much does a curling stone weigh?
A: Between 38 and 44 pounds.
Q: What is your minimum age requirement for a Learn to Curl or Curling Event?
A: Because of the weight of our rocks, traditional curling works best for someone who weighs at least 100lbs or is around 11 years of age. However, we have adaptive ways of play that is accessible to everyone aged 7 and up.
Q: I have a group that would love to come out and learn to curl. What are your corporate/private event rates?
A: You can find our typical rates on our private events page. These are our standard rates and are dependent on time and number of people in your event. Contact us to learn more info and schedule your event today.
Q: How many people do I need for a private event?
A: Private events work best if you have enough people to play a full game, which is a minimum of 6 individuals. If you have fewer than six, we recommend attending one of our Learn To Curl events, where you can sign up as few or as many as you'd like. We offer $5 off each individual registration for groups of 4 or more.
Q: Do you offer curling lessons?
A: Yes! We call our 2-hour introductory curling classes "Learn To Curls." You can find more information on the Public Classes page.
Q: How many people do I need to attend a Learn To Curl?
A: Just yourself! Learn To Curls are public events, so even if you sign up on your own, you'll meet other curling-interested folks and make some new curling besties!
Q: When do you offer Curling Lessons?
A: We currently offer Learn To Curl events once a month on Saturdays at 1:30pm. Check our Public Classes or Event Registrations page for upcoming events.
Q: What if Saturdays don't work for me?
A: If you'd like to attend a Learn to Curl event but our current dates and times don't work for you, contact us, and we'll see what we can do!
Q: Do you have gift cards for curling lessons?
A: Yes! You can purchase gift certificates in $40 increments to give the gift of curling to someone you love. Upon purchase, we'll send you a printable certificate you can gift with redemption instructions. Gift certificates can be purchased HERE.
Q: I took a Learn to Curl and loved it! How do I continue curling?
A: Join one of our leagues! Our leagues are friendly and open to people of all curling levels and abilities. Check out our current League Offerings.
Q: I can't make the event I registered for. Can I reschedule or get a refund?
A: Check out our Event Cancellation/Refund Policy.
Q: What is Curl Austin?
A: Curl Austin was a for-profit business that worked with Lone Star Curling Club from September 2021 through May 2022 to bring dedicated curling ice to Austin. During their time in operation, Curl Austin ran all Learn to Curl and private events, while LSCC rented time from them for leagues and bonspiels. As of June 1, 2022, Curl Austin is no longer in business and Lone Star Curling Club has resumed hosting Learn to Curl and private events in addition to our leagues and bonspiels.
Q: Is Lone Star Curling Club a for-profit business?
A: No, Lone Star Curling Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit and has no employees. We are entirely run by volunteer curling enthusiasts.