North Star Curling Club Brings Sport to St. Cloud next month

North Star Curling Club Brings Sport to St. Cloud next month

SAINT CLOUD — North Star Curling Club (NSCC) is bringing the Olympic sport of Curling to Central Minnesota starting up in January. The inaugural season, introduced by St. Cloud Orthopedics, kicks off with six “Learn to Curl” classes adopted by two 10-week leagues.

According to a push launch by NSCC, the recreation features a new way for people today of all ages and skills to get advantage of the many well being added benefits of curling though having exciting and connecting with other group associates. Curling can strengthen energy, flexibility, and endurance. It also offers mental stimulation as a result of arranging and system.

Sartell residents Penny Leen, Steve Leen, Nate Dahl, Jessica Dahl (NSCC Vice President), Theresa Haugen, and Kasey Haugen hold their Curling "brooms" at a Learn to Curl event in Blaine.

“Curling is definitely popular throughout the condition of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Canada, and it is becoming extra common all over the nation as nicely,” Jessica Dahl, NSCC vice president and co-founder, explained to the Periods. She stated there is certainly a significant variety of curlers that presently are living in St. Cloud that arrived from other communities.

Dahl also reported that in May, NSCC took a group of Sartell people who hardly ever played the sport in advance of to Blaine so that they can perform it and say if the activity would be superior for the neighborhood. The group appreciated their time, according to Dahl.

The major impediment that curlers in the St. Cloud area face, according to Dahl, is getting “ice time” or availability in ice rinks which is normally taken by hockey. In excess of time the issue was fixed.

Freshly painted Curling "houses" at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

“We acquired the appropriate group of persons alongside one another, got the ice time, and we’re ready to lover with a lot of regional corporations and United states of america Curling for all the machines and supplies that we need to have to make it happen,” Dahl mentioned.

“I grew up curling in Hibbing and was shocked to obtain that St. Cloud is the only populated region in Minnesota devoid of a curling club,” explained Nathan Lee, President at NSCC. “We goal to grow the neighborhood of curlers and start out scheduling for a devoted facility in time for the 2026 Winter season Olympics.”