Hundreds of the curling curious ventured out on a drizzly autumn afternoon Oct. 13 and rolled in to the new Four Seasons Curling Club at Fogerty Arena, Blaine.
Although the club is still in construction, John Benton, director of curling operations for Four Seasons – who is also a member of the 2010 USA Olympic curling team – invited folks out to see the progress, learn more about curling and sign up for lessons, should the spirit move.
Four Seasons Board of Directors Secretary Sara McCarthy greeted curling enthusiasts to the Oct. 13 open house event.
“Everyone is very clearly excited to see the facility,” McCarthy said.
According to McCarthy, curling club doors are due to open Dec. 3 and league play should begin soon after.
So far, something like two dozen teams have been formed and there’s still room for more.
The 28,100 square-foot addition to Fogerty Arena features six sheets of dedicated year-round ice, a full-service bar and restaurant with an outodoor patio, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a special two-tier viewing area, wheelchair accessibility, game and vending area, as well as a large lounge with a rustic fireplace to gather with friends and family after games.
Leagues are being formed for everyone from the curling novice to expert and prices range from $85 for juniors to $275 for non-club members.
To learn more about Four Seasons Curling Club, to register for a league, or to sign up for curling lessons, visit www.FourSeasonsCurlingClub.com or call Fogerty Arena at 763-780-3328.
Sue Austreng is at firstname.lastname@example.org