Community Curling Night set for Oct. 21

If you’re curious about what curling is all about, here’s your chance to check it out first-hand. The Community Curling Night is set for 6-9 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club. This is a free event and a chance for those who attend to learn more about the sport and leagues, and get on the ice try their hand at curling. Cashwise Liquor will be on hand for beer and wine tasting. If you want to give curling a try that night, please wear athletic shoes with clean rubber soles and warm, comfortable clothes. It’s 45 degrees in the area and you’ll be doing a lot of bending, so keep that in mind when you’re picking out your attire. The Community Curling Night is open to the public. You must be at least fourth grade to go on the ice.  The Curling Club is located on the southwest corner of the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, right off 13th...

Brainerd to host USA Curling’s Club National Championships

The Brainerd Lakes Curling Club was selected to host the 2018 USA Curling Club National Championships, Feb. 10-17.  The 20 best club teams from throughout the country will be here to compete for a championship. USA Curling classifies this as one of its four major formal events each year. The top 10 men’s and top 10 women’s teams will be competing and accompanied by USA Curling officials, timers, umpires, spectators, families of the curlers, etc. It’s a tremendous honor for the Brainerd club and a great opportunity to showcase Brainerd curling, community and area. Last year’s club championship in Fairbanks, Alaska attracted teams from as far away as Arizona, Texas and Massachusetts. This year’s event is expected to do the same....

16 teams competed in 2017 Holden Memorial Bonspiel

The 2017 Holden Memorial Bonspiel attracted 16 years this year during the two-day competition that honored Fran Holden, who donated the money to build the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club. Special thanks to tournament coordinators Dan Nelson and Doug Wolf, and Carol Nelson’s amazing cooking! Congratulations to the winners and all the teams that competed! Click here to see a photo gallery. The winners are...

Cheers to the 2017 Winter League champs!

The 2017 Winter Leagues are done, and champs have been crowned. Congratulations to the winning teams, the league organizers and all the players who competed during the eight-week season. Photos below. Brent & The Bachelors won the Men’s Tuesday League, which had 17 teams. The Linda’s won the Wednesday Open League, which had 14 teams. Mickey’s Sheet Shakers won the Women’s Thursday League, which had 8 teams. American Peat Technologies won the Friday Open League, which had 9 teams.          ...