Published November 28, 2012
Let’s Go Curling... in Marietta...
Easily one of your top five favorite Olympic events that involve the use of a broom.
Deep down, you’ve always sort of felt like it was something you could go pro in.
Okay, maybe not, but you’ve always sort of felt like it would be something fun to do on a Friday
Introducing the Atlanta Curling Curb
, the first and only curling club within a 50-mile radius of
the city, now accepting new recruits at the Marietta Ice Center.
So, curling. You remember curling. It’s that thing that’s really big in really cold places. Kind of like
shuffleboard meets chess meets house chores... on ice. Well, there’s a collection of diehards in Marietta
who’ve set up a club at the local rink there. They’ve got equipment to lend, ice time to burn and
introductory classes that are open for registration now. Which gives you roughly two years to get ready for
What you’ll want to do is assemble a team (or bring a date, because this could certainly qualify as one)
and sign up
for some Curling 101. Learn how to
use the broom. Learn how to throw the 40-pound stone. Learn... how to run around on a sheet of ice without
breaking your neck.
And then, come back in January. Because that’s when they’re planning on starting their league.
We hear ESPN 8 has the television rights.
Atlanta Curling Club
at The Marietta Ice Center
4880 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068