Curling for the First Time with the Duluth Curling Club

Curling is a precision game of inches and the first-time curlers got to see just how difficult the sport is.

DULUTH, Minn. – The weather is getting cold which means the Duluth Curling Club is back in action at the DECC.

Friday, the club held a learn-to-curl event for people, which just happened to mostly be American Institute of Architects members.

Curling is a precision game of inches and the first-time curlers got to see just how difficult the sport is.

They got a full lesson on throwing the stones, sweeping, and even played a game.

“The fun part is is that they kind of think I can throw a rock out and they realize ok this is not like what I thought or they wobble around like a little deer on ice sort of thing so it’s kind of fun to see that and then realize how much more goes into this sport,” said Katherine Gerzina, a member of the Duluth Curling Club who was teaching the first-timers on Friday.

One first-time curler says that she believes people should always try new things now matter how old they are and she said that she even crossed something off her bucket list by participating.

“There is so much more to curling that I ever thought there was you watch it on the Olympics and you kind of wonder why it’s an Olympic sport til you go and try it and there’s so many things you have to think about you have to push off the right way you have to slide the right way you have to keep your knee up you have to turn you hand when you let go and not push it,” said Brenda Mahoney, a first-time curler.

Anyone interested in trying curling should reach out to their local clubs.

Duluthians can get in contact with the Duluth Curling Club here.

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