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Olympic Open House

2010 March 8
by KenPoklitar

The Lone Star Curling Club hosted two Learn to Curl Open House sessions in honor of the Vancouver Olympic Games.  At our first open house on Feb. 28, the last day of the Olympics, we had 410 people take the ice for their first curling lessons.  Club members arrived by 8:30 a.m. to get ready for a 9:30 start.  By 9:00 the waiting area was completely full. By the start of our session at 9:30 the lines were literally out into the parking lot.  We had 10 hacks set up and we were taking 100 people at a time onto the ice for a quick 20 minute lesson.  Rumor has it approximately 100 people or so left because of the long lines.  It was a fantastic event, one surely not to be repeated again the following week.  Just to be on the safe side we advised interested curlers to please arrive early for the second open house on March 7.  Again, by 9:00 the line was out the door.  We broke the previous weeks headcount and got 452 people on the ice!  Our “Olympic Mini-League” filled up in record time.  We are thrilled to have introduced the fabulous sport of curling to hundreds of Austinites. If you are interested in learning to curl, please send an email to secretary@lonestarcurlingclub.org and we will get your name on the mailing list to receive updates about future learn to curl opportunities.

A HUGE thank you to all of our club members who helped make these events such a success, it would not have been possible without all of you!