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CURLING IS SWEEPING THE SOUTH and in VIRGINIA TOO!

This video shows the inaugural curling event for the Charlotte Centre Curling Club in North Carolina.  (Courtesy CN2 of Charlotte)  There were 24 curlers on real ice!  But the video advises us it took four years of hard work to bring it about.

However curling in sweeping the South!  Yes, curling, that sport with rocks and brooms has made a foothold in Dixieland!  The Charlotte club is only one of several new clubs forming or trying to form.  The Triangle Curling Club has been in in the Research Triangle area for several years.  Here’s a video from WTVD TV 11 from Raleigh.

The Palmetto Curling Club in South Carolina, started by Beau Welling (and many others, too), has started its club in Greenville (Here’s the video from Fox Carolina) and they even had a bronze medalist (Anne Wiggins, 2004 USA Senior team) present as well as a state House of Representatives resolution.  There is also a new forming club in Atlanta, as well.

Florida has several curling clubs, one in Orlando, one in Tampa and one in Sarasota as well.  Louisiana is also working on a club on Facebook.  Finally, Knoxville Tennessee has had an existing active club for several years.

Richmond’s curling club, tentatively named the Curling Club of Virginia, will have its second meeting next Sunday, June 27th at 5 pm at Legends Brewery.  Come on out!  Let’s get started!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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