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Colorado goes for the gold

Published: June 13, 2014, 4:26 am, by Dena Rosenberry

Arena Nats patchColorado is sending two teams to a new event on the curling scene: Arena Nationals.

This is an event based on an idea that a lot of teams Out West have been kicking around the past five years or so: a competition that pits hockey-ice curlers against one another.

You see, there are two types of indoor curling: curling on dedicated ice in curling facilities and curling on hockey ice in multiuse arenas. In Colorado, all we have right now is hockey ice. In fact, the closest dedicated curling facilities are in Seattle, Portland, Phoenix and Bismarck.

Exciting news break: We’re building a dedicated curling facility in Golden!  (I’d be even more excited if it were in the Springs, but cross fingers we get that done before the next Olympics. Before fall 2015 would be great!