Welcome to the oldest Curling club in Germany, the Curling Club Düsseldorf (CCD)!
You would you like to play the game with us but you don’t speak German? Don’t worry, here you can also curl in English! Some of the club members are Canadian or British and there are many englishspeaking members. So don’t hesitate to get in touch and contact us. Even if you are here for only a couple of months, we would be happy to have you as our guest or temporary member! Read on for details.
Introductory lesson to Curling for beginners: We’re always happy to introduce newcomers to the sport, or to give those, who have already curled elsewhere, a possibility to play curling in Dusseldorf. Simply send an e-mail to Daniela Hüster (firstname.lastname@example.org). We need your name, your age (the minimum age is 12), a note about any previous curling experience, and a phone number where we can reach you in case of questions. We will usually get back to you within 24 hours with information about available dates for your first lesson. Our ice times are Sundays from 7:30 – 9:30 pm and Thursdays from 8:15 – 10:00 pm. (No other dates or times for lessons possible.) Beginners will be introduced in a group of maximum 7 persons and by an experienced curler. (Please be aware that we don’t offer any kind of „event“ like birthday or bachelor parties, company outings etc.!) You don’t need to bring any equipements! You should wear or bring flexible pants (jogging-pants), clean shoes with a good grip (like sportshoes, no heals!), a warm sweater/jacket (also gloves, scarf, hat if you want). Witha goog mood that’s all you need!
If you want to learn a bit of what’s curling about, you can have a look at the video.
Curling for Curlers: You are an advanced Curler and want to join our club? Then please contact us through email@example.com
Membership: Anybody over the age of 12 can join the CCD! We recommend getting started with a trial as described above. The membership fee for one season (September – April) is 120 € for one active adult person. Children and students are free of charge
History & General Info about the club: The Curling Club Düsseldorf was founded in the Berner Oberland in Mürren, Switzerland on the 26th of February, 1961 as the Curling Club Germany. It immediately became a member of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club and thus the CCD is the oldest curling club in Germany. Because the majority of the founding members were from the Rheinland region of Germany, Düsseldorf was chosen as the home of the club.
In contrast to dedicated curling halls with specially prepared ice, the conditions of the ice rink in Düsseldorf, which is also used for hockey and figure skating, are by no means optimal for curling. This actually acts as a very nice equalizer between beginners and experienced players, providing for exciting games with ever-changing challenges.
Tournaments: The CCD organizes two recreational bonspiels a year. One is the „Düsselcup“ in late November or early December where club members (and those from nearby clubs) sign up individually to be drawn into teams. The other is an international tournament, named „Radschläger“, which typically takes place over a weekend in February with 12 teams from near and far – check this page for the announcement and details of this year’s event.
Hope to see you soon on the ice at the Eisstadion Brehmstraße !