Learn how to play one of the quirkiest Winter Olympic sports at the Escondido Ice-plex’s monthly Learn to Curl Clinic. United States Curling Association–certified instructors teach each workshop. Intended for beginners, the two-hour course ($25) covers the fundamentals of the game: ice safety, delivery, and sweeping. At the end of class, attendees participate in a practice game. All equipment is provided by Curl San Diego, so no need to get crazy and buy actual curling gear, because, really, where would you find such things? The folks at Iceoplex ask that you wear tennis shoes and comfortable, layered, semi-warm clothing. Pre-registering online is a must as participation is not guaranteed to drop-ins.
Admission for public iceskating, including skate rental, is $10; children ages 12 and under cost $9. The facility also offers a skate school and is San Diego’s only spot for ice skating classes specifically for the developmentally disabled.