The leader of the only U.S. team to win an Olympic curling medal has spent the last several days playing before a mostly empty arena in North Dakota. Pete Fenson doesn’t mind. He still remembers the parade in Bemidji, Minn., that had residents waving brooms and American flags in 2006.
The owner of Gabe’s Rinkside Bar and Grill says curling is becoming a sport that’s surging in popularity, and that’s why his new bar in Blaine is ahead of the times.
Miranda Solem has been missing a lot of school lately. First, there was the week when the 21-year-old’s curling team won the Junior National Championship (for ages 21 and under) earlier this month in Wayland, Mass.
Every Thursday and Friday til the end of February, we’re going to your favorite frozen lakes. On Friday, WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer continued their fun in Detroit Lakes, which is celebrating Polar Fest this weekend.
It’s a winter sport that’s been around more than 500 years, played by gliding a heavy stone down a sheet of ice.
While the event is called the USA Curling National Championships, the field is flooded with regional competitors.