Curling Isn’t Just For The Olympics Anymore
In the last several years, whenever it's time for the Winter Olympics come around, I feel like there's a little switch that goes off inside me. The switch that gets all giddy inside like a 6' 2" tall, grizzled school girl, because, gosh-darn-it, it's time for some Curling!
In this day and age, I feel like the sport of Curling might be on the cusp of becoming the next household name in sports. Okay, maybe not. But, since we live in a state where it has to be cold more than it's warm, we are prime candidates to become the hot spot for Curling in the Northeast. Or cold spot, as the case may be.
Certainly, it seems other countries have been at it much longer than we have, and with much more success. The US, according to Ranker.com, has never won a medal in Curling at all, while Canada seems to dominate the sport pretty much across the board.
Now, what if I wanted to learn curling and get active in the sport? Maine has surprising number of Curling clubs around the state. There's the Pine Tree Curling Club in Southern Maine to get your sweepy, brushy, stone throwing awesomeness on.
Around these parts we have the Belfast Curling Club. They have classes coming up right away on the weekend of February 24 & 25, and the first weekend in March, plus an ongoing schedule of classes. Check their website for details.
Who knows? Maybe you'll fall in love with the sport and it will become a life long obsession. I mean, I'm not sure what it takes to become an Olympic level Curler, but maybe if you join one of these clubs and put your 10,000 hours in, you might just master Curling. Or, you could just go to one these clubs and just hang out with other enthusiasts.
Either way, get out of the house, join a club, and start Curling!