Free learn-to-curl classes offered in Blaine

The country’s first year-round curling facility is opening in Blaine with free learn-to-curl classes Jan. 2-5.

John Benton, member of the USA 2010 Olympic curling team, will teach free learn-to-curl classes Jan. 2-5 at the Four Seasons Curling Club located at Fogerty Arena in Blaine.

John Benton, member of the USA 2010 Olympic curling team, will teach free learn-to-curl classes Jan. 2-5 at the Four Seasons Curling Club located at Fogerty Arena in Blaine.

Enrollment is limited. Classes are offered at 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Registration is required and can be done online at www.FourSeasonsCurlingClub.com or by calling 763-780-3328.

The Four Seasons Curling Club is located at Fogerty Arena, 9520 Lincoln St. N.E.

Each free lesson is a two-hour introduction and instructional session that teaches the basics of curling. It’s very hands-on, according to John Benton, Fogerty’s director of curling and member of the USA 2010 Olympic curling team.

“Within minutes, participants will be throwing rocks and sweeping,” Benton said. “We’ll finish the session playing a mini game.”

Novice curlers can learn more by enrolling in a four-week instructional curling league.

The inaugural 14-week leagues are open now for registration. Play begins Jan. 6. All levels of curling skill are welcome, from novice to Olympian.

For information go to www.FourSeasonsCurlingClub.com or call 763-780-3328.

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