The frictionless thrill of curling is what people seek whenever they skid across linoleum in socks or dive down the carnival’s butter slides. Don't let anything slow you down with this Groupon.
$149 for Four Weekly Curling Games for Two with Catered Dinners ($300 Value)
Each Sunday for four weeks, curling pairs meet for 90 minutes of curling doubles matches and one hour of dining on a banquet-style catered meal. Dinner is served between the hours of 6 and 7 p.m., and participants can choose to play their game from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All equipment is provided, and dinner selections rotate each week.
Jasper Place Curling Club
Brooms in hand, the sweepers take their positions on the ice. They lean down, touch their bristles to frost, and await the signal to begin their work. They’re not there for some strange cleaning ritual; rather, they’re there as escorts, ready to guide their gigantic stone passenger safely—and accurately—to its intended target. Scenes like this happen every day at Jasper Place Curling Club. There, curlers of all experience levels engage the sport through doubles matches and competitive league play. Experienced sweepers delight in the consistent, fast ice surface. After honing a few tosses on the practice ice, they often take to the curling sheet for games played in accordance with the Canadian Curling Association rulebook, which outlaws the use of vacuums. After rousing matches, players frequently retire to the club’s amply stocked bar to watch their fellow curlers or take in some highlights on the two big-screen televisions.