The sport of curling has been growing a significant fan base for years. In-fact, there is a healthy curling community right here in Buffalo, despite the fact that the ice surfaces are located in Niagara Falls. Up until this point, local players have been thankful for the opportunity to practice so close to home.
As part of the Riverworks project (Labatt Pond Hockey is this weekend), project developers have offered to provide the Buffalo Curling Club an opportunity to create their own curling events starting the first weekend in March. Not only will local curlers be participating in organized events, the community is invited to learn how to curl as part of a program to gain enthusiasm for the sport on a local level.
For years the Buffalo Curling Club has yearned for the opportunity to host curling events in Buffalo. The team recently acquired a set of curling rocks (a major investment) and is looking to promote the sport. People who are interested in learning how to curl are asked to pay $20 to participate, and the funds raised will go towards furthering efforts to grow the sport in Buffalo. The end goal would to, some day, have an indoor facility here, but for now just seeing play in action is a dream come true for the Buffalo Curling Club (see Facebook).
The Buffalo Curling Club is offering 2-hour Learn To Curl sessions the weekend of Feb 28 – Mar 02, for only $20 – click here to sign up. Visitors are welcome to stop by Riverworks and watch all of the fun…
In addition, you can also enter a rink (team) in their Inaugural Bonspiel (tournament) on Sat Mar 08. Or just come on down and cheer on the teams!
Join the Buffalo Curling Club @ Buffalo Riverworks 359 Ganson St. Buffalo, NY 14203