After 40-plus years of heavy use and world championships, $600,000 upgrade to Duluth Curling Club begins Thursday
Thursday News Conference
10:00 a.m. Thursday August 25, 2016
Duluth Curling Club “clubroom” (the bar/restaurant area
off the DECC Skywalk that overlooks the ice)
The Duluth Curling Club, located within the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, has been where national and world championships have been held, Olympic and World medalists have fine-tuned their skills, and thousands of men, women and children have learned and enjoyed the game.
All this activity had taken place for more than 40 years atop the original, now-obsolete cooling tubing. But that all will change Thursday when a new, $600,000 floor will be installed. The news conference is being held at 10 a.m. because that’s when 450 cubic yards of concrete will be poured atop 10 miles of new cooling tubing.
“The Duluth Curling Club facility, with its eight ice sheets, spacious clubroom, locker facilities and great viewing areas, is known throughout the sport as one of the nicest such facilities in the world,” said Duluth Curling Club President Linda Christensen, who will speak at the news conference along with DECC Executive Director Dan Russell. “But keeping our ice up to those standards had become more challenging in recent years, which is why Thursday will be such a great day for curling.”
The Duluth Curling Club contributed $400,000 of the total cost for improvements and the DECC paid the remaining portion. A news release with complete details will be distributed at the news conference.
“Improvements Coming to Duluth Curling Club” Northland News Center clip Aug 24, 2016