The Long Island Curling Club, the only curling club on Long Island, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the lifetime/inter-generational sport and recreation of curling, and has been promoting and fostering competition in the sport since its inception in 2008. Our leagues and events are held at the Newbridge Arena in Bellmore, NY.
Our mission is to:
• Promote and foster competition in the sport of curling on a local, regional, national and international level;
• Attract, support and train athletes interested in curling competition on a local, regional, national and international basis;
• Provide programs designed to educate interested persons about the sport of curling, especially local youths and adults.
For the dates of our Spring/Summer leagues, visit our League Info page.
If you are interested in inquiring about a private event or in putting your name on our mailing list, please contact us.
Long Island Curling Club merchandise is available for purchase at: www.cafepress.com/licurling.
We have T-shirts, magnets, stickers, bags, mugs and more.
Get something for yourself of for that special curler in your life.
STONE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
by sponsoring a curling stone. We have 5 sheets of stones available to be inscribed. To access the form and for additional details, please click here.
IN THE NEWS…
The Long Island Curling Club is featured in the October 14 edition of exploreLI in Newsday. View article…
For more information or for membership details, please contact us
or call us at 516-855-8226.
WHAT IS CURLING?
Curling is one of the newest medal sports in the Winter Olympics. It can be described as bocce ball or lawn bowling on ice. Curling is often identified by the two sweepers who walk or slide with the stone and sweep the ice in front of the rock to help it travel further and straighter.
The object of the game is to slide, or throw, stones down a 145-foot sheet of ice into a set of concentric circles known as the “house”. Two teams, or rinks, of four members alternate throwing rocks. When all the stones are thrown, the rink with the stone closest to the center of the house, or button, scores points, one for each stone closer to the button than the other rink’s closest stone.
For more details, what this short video from the United States Curling Association explaining the basics of curling: