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Aug. 17: Learn to curl at Arctic Coliseum

Courtesy photo of curling.
Courtesy photo. Curling.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Monica Monsma for the information and photos in this story.)

Learn the sport of curling and play a scrimmage game on Aug. 17 from 1-5 p.m. at the Chelsea Arctic Coliseum.

The cost is $10, and all equipment is supplied. Times are open from 1-5 p.m. You’ll get instructions on how to play followed by a team scrimmage.

“Everyone can try the sport of curling because the rules are simple and it’s available to people of all ages and levels of athleticism,” says Corey Monsma, curling enthusiast. “You’ll start with an introduction to the basics, followed by practice time and a scrimmage. You can sign up individually or as a team of four,” he says. 

Sign up for a 1-hour slot and get a curling lesson from an experienced coach, followed by a game.

Register on the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or by emailing [email protected].

“People have really embraced curling and we look forward to establishing the sport in our area,” says John Hanifan, lead coach for Curling Fest.

Curling is considered the fastest growing sport in America, and the men’s USA team took home gold at the 2018 winter Olympics. Players slide a curling stone down a long sheet of ice at a central target while teammates use brushes or brooms to sweep the ice in the path of the stone. It’s been referred to as “shuffleboard on ice.”

Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Rick Taylor Real Estate and to TapKey Solutions for Small Business for sponsoring the ice time. These businesses support fun activities that make Chelsea, Michigan – such a great place.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 734-475-1145.

Aug. 17 is a great day to be in Chelsea. Enjoy sidewalk sales at downtown retailers and Family Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Palmer Commons.

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