UPDATE: Turns out the clinic is full for Saturday. Which is actually just as well, since we have family coming in from Ohio for Madelynn's first birthday. There will be another clinic in August, so keep an eye on Circle City Curling for more info.
I just found out about Circle City Curling Club, an opportunity for us all to participate in the historic and elegant sport of curling!
I curled for about four months a few years ago, when I was in Ontario on a consulting project. (I was awarded "Best American" in the league! Of course, I was the only American in the league ... actually, I pretty significantly sucked, especially compared to the lifers.)
If you've never been curling -- or if you're one of the many (me included) who scoffed at curling as an Olympic sport -- check out this article from a recent issue of Indianapolis Monthly. And then, if you're curious, head on down for the curling clinic at the I/WSA at Pan Am Plaza, this Saturday, July 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The half-hour classroom session describing scoring and strategy would be worth the $10 price of admission, but you also get some ice time in there, too!
While there is a ton of strategy, technique and athleticism involved in curling (the ice doesn't sweep itself, you know -- and those stones way more than 40 pounds), there's also a powerful social aspect. It's no coincidence that the club where I learned to curl was a golf & curling club. I can see curling becoming the new golf ... maybe not immediately here in Central Indiana, but it's coming.
Will you be a part of it?