HARTFORD, Vt. – Remember the last Winter Olympics? Many people watched the fast-growing sport of curling last February and many people tried it. But many still wonder what it is all about. While it is easy to understand curling, to truly appreciate the game you have to experience it.
The Upper Valley Curling Club plays regularly at the Barwood Arena in White River Junction, and the club members want to share the game. They will hold an open house at the arena Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free, but for planning purposes, they ask that you register at their website www.uppervalleycurling.org.
Experienced curlers will demonstrate the basic elements of the game and will answer questions about throwing the stone, sweeping, and scoring. They will also talk about strategy. Since the arena will be quite cold, you are asked to wear warm clothing, including hats and gloves, and to wear clean shoes with non-skid soles.
The Barwood Arena is located behind the high school in White River Junction at 45 Highland Ave.