Curling in Lech am Arlberg

Illuminated artificial ice rink on the terrace of the Hotel Auriga in Lech

Austrian Curling is back in fashion. Look forward to the new highlight in the coming winter: the Auriga artificial curling track. 25 metres long, 3.60 metres wide. Winter holidaymakers can also practice this sport in Lech am Arlberg from December 2020. Because on the terrace of the Hotel Auriga, an artificial curling rink will be set up for the winter season. Austrian Curling is suitable for beginners and recreational sportsmen and sportswomen, because fun and the shared experience are in the foreground here.

The curling rink in Lech can be used by hotel guests and non-hotel guests and can be rented by the hour. The rink is open daily until 9 p.m., so you can still go for a round of curling after skiing. Up to 10 players can play simultaneously.

Prices and reservation: The prices for the use of the artificial ice curling rink (per hour) and for renting the ice sticks will soon be available on this page. Please make your reservation in time, so that your desired date is available.

Around the curling rink

Equipment & Catering

What equipment is needed for curling? Instead of a curling rock and brooms and other equipment, all you need is an Austrian curling „ice stick“ and non-slip shoes – and you’re ready to go. You can rent the curling stick at the Hotel Auriga – You’re ready to curl, Alpine-style!

During the game you can use the culinary offer of the hotel. You can order drinks at the bar. You can also enjoy a warming mulled wine.

What are the rules of Austrian curling?

Target competition

There are different forms of play. In the target competition the players are divided into two teams. The aim of the game is to push the ice sticks of your own team as close as possible to the stave, as the target is called. This is placed in the target field. The two teams shoot alternately from the standing field towards the stave. When all the ice sticks have been shot, the stick points are counted. Whoever is closest to the stave gets the most points. There are different ways how winning points are distributed at the end of the round (also called hairpin bends) and how many hairpin bends are played in one game. The team that has the most points at the end of the competition wins the game.

What are the rules of Austrian curling?

Numerical Shooting

Numerical Shooting (leaf shooting) is also possible on the Auriga artificial ice rink. But beware: concentration and precision are required here. For numerical shooting, a rack with movable, hanging numbers from 1 to 10 is placed at the end of the ice rink.

The number 10 is in the middle. The aim is to hit the highest possible number with the ice stick. At the end of the game, the points through which the ice stick has passed are added together to determine the winning team.