You might think the days of July are too warm and lazy and perfect to think about curling, but you’d be wrong.
A group of top American curlers were in Minnesota in recent days for a combine, hitting the ice and the gym with national coaches.
A group of prospective junior and national players will be at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in August to fine-tune their training techniques.
And here at the foot of the Rockies, we’re working feverishly to open the first regional REAL ICE curling facility in decades!
I’ve mentioned this before on the blog: The closest curling ice to Colorado at the moment is in Bismarck, N.D., Phoenix, Ariz., and Seattle, Wash. So to have CURLING ICE in Golden, a mere 80 miles or so away from Colorado Springs, is huge. HUGE.
Here’s a stop-motion video shot a month or so ago as the walls went up.
Come to think of it, 90-degree days are the perfect sort to think about a sport on ice.
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