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Duluthian Starts Virtual Curling Program

Open registration is currently available with the programs kicking off in the first week of August.

DULUTH, Minn.-It’s never too early to talk about curling in the Northland and one Duluthian is helping junior curlers do just that. 2022 Olympic hopeful Korey Dropkin  has been curling almost his entire life and has now begun putting on his own virtual clinic. The program provides an opportunity for curlers to connect with others their age around the U.S…

Curlers as Old as 92 Play in Curl Mesabi Senior Curling League

Senior Curlers play for an hour and a half to two hours.

EVELETH, Minn.- On Mondays and Wednesdays at the Curl Mesabi Curling Club, the curlers taking over the ice are more experienced in the game, and in life. Curl Mesabi’s Senior Curling League is made up of 65 curlers. The youngest are 50-55, and the oldest curler sweeping those rocks is 92-years-old. According to organizers, the hour-and-a-half to two-hour sessions are…

Superior Curling Club Hosts Curling Instructor Course

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Representatives from the United States Curling Association were in Superior on Sunday to help people learn the ins and outs of coaching curling. About 20 people participated in the program with the goal of becoming a certified curling instructor. Proper form, and also proper instructing techniques were the main focus of the class. “A lot of the…

Duluth Curling Club Hosts “Learn To Spiel” Event

DULUTH, Minn. –  The Duluth curling club hosted a learn to spiel event at their club at the DECC. Normally, the event is a tournament where seasoned veterans from different clubs would come and play against each other. On Sunday, the club invited the public out for a one-day spiel. “We can teach them about curling at the same time…

Curling Bonspiel Held in Memory of Junior Curling Champ

Teams from across U.S. and Canada came to compete.

DULUTH, Minn.- Up to 90 junior curlers are hitting the ice at the Duluth Curling Club for the eighth annual Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior Bonspiel. The competition draws teams from across the U.S. and Canada, competing in three divisions. It’s held in memory of Elizabeth Busche, a 2012 Junior National Champ in the sport who passed away at 19 from…

Learn to Curl At The World Famous Duluth Curling Club

Active Adventures: Curling & Brews With The Duluth Experience

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures, Brittney Merlot and Nikki Davidson try their skills out on the ice, curling! The Duluth Experience takes you on the largest indoor sheet of ice and teaches you step by step the skills needed to curl! Duluth’s curling tradition goes back to 1891 when a group of local Duluthians formed The Duluth…

Lake Superior Ice Festival Powers On Through Bitter Cold

Subzero Temps Don't Keep Out Northlanders

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The weather outside may be frightful, but the Lake Superior Ice Festival makes it so delightful. The cold weather didn’t stop crowds from flocking to Barker’s Island to enjoy all the frozen wonder. They were even joined by some magical Disney characters. Possibly the most popular part of the festival, the ice sculptures have been wowing visitors since…

The Lake Superior Ice Festival Cometh

Snow Slide is Up as City Gears Up

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Every year the Lake Superior Ice Festival promises to be bigger and better, showing that cold and snow doesn’t keep Northlanders inside, but brings them outside in a big way. A fan favorite at the free festival, the big snow slide is already up, towering over Barker’s Island Marina. Attendees this year have some new attractions to look…

Curling into Team USA at US Curling Junior Nationals

Championship Held in Two Harbors for First Time

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Crowds packed the Two Harbors Curling Club, anxious to see their team move on, at the 2019 U.S. Curling Association Junior Nationals. These young men and women curlers battled it out not only to win the championship, but for the coveted place that comes with it. As curlers pull shots, their rocks striking with an ominous “CLACK,” sparking…

Gold Medalists Guide Guppies of Superior YMCA

Jason Lezak and Breeja Larson Hold Swim Clinic

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Whalers of Superior Douglas County Family YMCA’s Swim Team got some helpful tips, from none other than two Olympic gold medalists. Almost 140 of the Superior Whalers throughout the day lined the natatorium pool at Superior High School. They all quiver with excitement, ready to receive some aquatic advice from America’s very own Aquaman and Aquawoman, Jason…

125 Years of Curling at Superior Curling Club

Club Celebrates Quasiquicentennial with Party

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Saturday marks a milestone for Superior sports. The Superior Curling Club turns a whopping 125 years old, and they threw a party full of history to celebrate. Current and former club curlers, some who played as far back as 1956, reunited at the club. They shared memories, looked back at photos and artifacts provided by the Douglas County…

Classic, Current, and Up-and-Coming Curlers Play at Curl Mesabi Classic

16th Annual Curling Event held at Curl Mesabi

EVELETH, Minn.- “Hard! HARD!” The skips’ voices quiver with passion, followed by the triumphant “CLICK” of rocks striking each other. These sounds ring in the Curl Mesabi Classic’s 16th year. An age–old tradition, yet always welcoming fresh faces. “I think for me, to come out here and be competitive, and soak up any knowledge that I possibly can,” said Ex-Viking…

Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Turns 10

10th Anniversary Celebrated at Denfeld High School

DULUTH, Minn.- A staple of Duluth community sports celebrated a special birthday Thursday night. The tribal thunder of boomwhackers leads you to the auditorium of Denfeld High School, as the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary. All ages attended the interactive program to wish a happy 10th birthday to the sports center. John Shuster was even in attendance, bringing a…

Curling Club Creates Curling Community

Duluth Curling Club Holds Lessons

DULUTH, Minn.- After taking home Olympic gold last year, the USA Men’s Curling Team has become a staple of Duluth. Now the club they call home is helping other Duluthians try out the sport. Team Shoostie, as they’re called, named after leader John Shuster, is making waves after their Olympic win. Despite Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman being interested…

Curling Popularity On the Rise After Olympic Team Win

The next season for the Duluth Curling Club is in October.

DULUTH, Minn. – After the USA Men’s Curling Team made history by winning the Olympic gold medal the popularity of the sport has increased. The men’s team is based out of the Duluth Curling Club. And the club has received numerous e–mails congratulating the team as well as people wanting to join the club and get involved with leagues. The…

Local Curling Club Encourages Athletes of All Ages to Join

Active Adventures: Two Harbors Curling Club

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay tried curling for the first time. The morning crew drove up the North Shore to learn about the sport from curlers at the Two Harbors Curling Club. Kay Libby, a club member who’s been curling since she was a teenager, says curling is a great lifetime sport….

Curlers Arrive Back in Duluth

Curlers Arrived Around 5:45 p.m. Back in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-Fox 21’s Nikki Davidson spoke with one of the gold medal-winning curler’s mother tonight, before the curlers landed in Duluth. A community celebration will be held at the DECC tomorrow for the curlers from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: curling, duluth

Community Celebrates Northland Olympic Curlers

The athletes will officially leave in two days for their final training.

DULUTH, Minn.-  Northland curlers are being sent off to compete for team U.S.A in South Korea for the winter Olympics. The Duluth Curling Club put together a spaghetti dinner to help raise money for the athletes’ families. The curlers say they’re going to face some tough match–ups at the Olympics. “My big thing is I just want to walk away…

How to Become a Curling Umpire

Students will officiate the upcoming national tournaments in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.– Two national championship curling tournaments are coming to Duluth. Preparations are underway for the big event. This weekend volunteers are being trained to be a curling official. “Curling is becoming a much more popular sport,” deputy national instructor Randy Czarnetzki said. Curling is rated one of the highest streamed sports, during the past two Olympics. “There are more curling…

Great Outdoors: Junior Curling Program

Every Tuesday night from November to March, the club instructs about 70 young curlers

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Curling Club has a rich tradition for its global accomplishments. And for the last twenty years, they’ve been helping kids learn the sport through its junior program. Every Tuesday night from November to March, the club instructs more than 70 young curlers. This year they took in twenty new members who had never played the…