BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO) — 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.
“We’re in the complex of the Fogerty Ice [Arena] House,” said Tim “Giggles” Weiss. “We have two hockey sheets here, plus a state of the art curling rink that has six lanes.”
Weiss says his new restaurant is the only North American year-round curling club. He says the sport is spreading quickly, and it could one day replace bowling.
Minnesota has roughly 5,000 curlers and there are 20 curling clubs.