In the wake of a thrilling gold-medal performance by the U.S. Men’s Olympic Curling Team, the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club is opening its doors Saturday, March 2 to those who want to learn more about the sport and discover what all the excitement was about.
Community Curling Night, from 6-9 p.m., is free and open to the public. Experienced curlers will be on hand to explain some of the basics, and those who attend can try their hand at the sport. Club officials will also be available to talk about memberships, leagues and all things curling. Those who attend should bring clean athletic shoes and dress appropriately for the 45-degree arena.
Those who want even more time learning about curling can join the club’s Intro to Curling, which starts March 5. For $50, individuals can sign up for the five-week session, which is scheduled from 6-8 p.m., on Mondays. This is perfect for those who are new to curling. Experienced curlers offer instruction and help with etiquette, followed by a short pick-up game. Curlers don’t need a team; they can register individually.
For more information, contact Mary Jo Hamilton, Board of Directors chair, 218-839-8351 or