Adult Camp at the Castle
This year’s RCCC Adult Camp was held at North West Castle, Stranraer from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September.
Participants arrived on Friday afternoon and soon took to the ice for a game followed by having their curling deliveries filmed.
On Saturday, individual deliveries were reviewed before curlers got to work improving their technique under the guidance of the coaching team. Sessions on Saturday included sweeping, delivery & balance, handles & release, split timing and strategy & tactics. There was great enthusiasm amongst the group and despite having had quite an intensive day in the classroom and on the ice, several curlers stayed on for the optional practice time in the early evening as well!
On Friday and Saturday evenings, curlers were able to relax and enjoy a fantastic 4 course dinner in the company of new found friends.
On Sunday, sessions included angles, line of delivery, team drills and some further filming of deliveries. Individuals were able to compare their ‘before’ and ‘after’ curling deliveries with many delighted at their transformation.
The weekend has had extremely positive feedback with a few comments highlighted below:-
‘Absolutely first class curling camp, difficult to see where it could be improved. The video sessions though at times painful were excellent, most instructive. I would not hesitate to recommend this to others.’
‘Hotel and facilities excellent. Organisation of weekend excellent; found coaching pitched at just right level – pointing out mistakes and helping me to correct them. Very patient and encouraging coaches. I’d seriously think about coming on another weekend.’
‘Great experience – enjoyed it from start to finish’
Many thanks to Ice Rink Manager Gail Munro and the North West Castle Hotel for accommodating the RCCC Adult Curling Camp and for the excellent ice, food and service enjoyed by all.