Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Curling revisited

It's still looking like winter and probably will lean that direction until March. I used to do some curling at the St Paul Curling club with some of the November can't-miss-a-day bloggers. We stopped curling about two years ago, but I've maintained an interest in the sport and even spent quite a bit of time watching the winter Olympics curling tournament in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. Both the men's and women's tournaments were a lot of fun to watch.  The Swedish women and the Canadian men won the gold medals.

Tonight I visited Bif Adams Ice Arena on Western Avenue to see some curling.  The St Paul Club has expanded and it is now using this arena for the sport.  It was the same sport as the Olympics and the same stuff that we played a couple of years ago.  It's a good way to spend a couple of hours on a cold November day waiting for Thanksgiving to roll around.  At this point in the game the Flaherty rink was leading 6-1, but was destined to lose a squeaker.  A pretty good effort by all involved.

It was cold in the arena, but the weather outside is expected to improve to reach the 50's (can you believe it?) on Thanksgiving day.

I'll be back to playing tennis tomorrow afternoon at Fort Snelling.


Retired Professor said...

Hmmm. That's an interesting way to spend a day. Sounds like you enjoyed it. Not that much different from going to a hockey game.

BDE said...

Well, RP, I heartily disagree. I have watched both and curling is interesting, of course (if there are snacks and beer and an entertaining companion available), but watching hockey is exciting! IMHO.

Emily said...

I was wondering what the set-up was going to be in the Bif Adams, so thanks for checking it out. Looks like a good time was being had by all.