It's All Fun and Winter Games at JFK! Give Curling a Whirl at the TWA Hotel's New Tarmac Rink

It's All Fun and Winter Games at JFK! Give Curling a Whirl at the TWA Hotel's New Tarmac Rink

A hot Scottish import has landed at the TWA Hotel: the weird and wonderful winter sport of curling. Starting this Saturday, December 17, you can give the quirky Olympic favorite — which dates back to 16th-century Scotland — a whirl every weekend (for free!) at the landmark hotel's custom curling rink. The action takes place right on the tarmac near our 1958 Lockheed Constellation "Connie" airplane turned cocktail lounge.

Been a while since your last match? Here's a quick curling primer: Curling is a delightful cross between bowling and shuffleboard. Players take turns sliding stones — or, in our case, gray rocks with red and blue handles — across the rink toward a target area. Just aim for the red bullseye and you can't go wrong! After a few rounds, you'll be ready to host your own bonspiel — that's curling lingo for "tournament."

Call up your crew and challenge them to a match, if you have the stones!

Just think: You'll be right on trend. More than 1.5 million people around the world love sliding those curling stones around. Curling has only gotten more popular since the 2022 Winter Olympics, where it proved a crowd favorite. The United States didn't medal, but practice enough on our rink and you may be able to change that in 2026!

After the curling day is done, glide over to Connie and toast to the Scots — or curl up in one of our guestrooms for the night and dream of future glory.

The curling rink is open Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 PM, weather permitting.

Curling is free and is first come, first served; reservations are not available. All equipment is provided.

Want to bring a group or book an event? The curling stone is in your court! Email us at or call (213) 790-3730.

The curling rink will be closed for the holidays from December 24 to December 25 and December 31 to January 1.

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The TWA Hotel, JFK Airport’s only on-airport hotel, features:

• 512 ultra-quiet guestrooms with views of runways and the historic TWA terminal
• 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space that can host up to 1,600 people
• The Paris Café and The Sunken Lounge
• Grab-and-go dining in the Food Hall
• A rooftop infinity pool and observation deck with runway views
• Runway Chalet, an après-swim experience with festive drinks and food, plus a Sixties fireplace and board games
• A Lockheed Constellation “Connie” L-1649A transformed into a cocktail lounge
• A 10,000-square-foot fitness center, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
• Immersive museum exhibits on TWA, the Jet Age and the midcentury modern design movement
• A Twister Room, where guests can play a wall-to-wall version of the 1960s game
• A seasonal curling rink

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