Calling all curlers...here's your chance to get on the ice a little early this year!! In partnership with the City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, we are excited to announce a new bonspiel for the 2016-17 curling season! The 1st Annual Thousand Lakes Bonspiel will take place from September 9th to 11th in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
While Itasca Curling Club will be hosting the spiel, it will take place at the IRA Civic Center (our local sports arena) instead of our curling club. Our ice crew will work with the CIty of GR folks to create 5 sheets of arena ice for the spiel...quite the challenge! Keith Turk, our head icemaker has plenty of experience with arena ice, most recently working as part of the ice crew at the 2016 USA Curling National Championships in Jacksonville, FL. Here's what you need to know about the spiel:
- Open spiel
- $160/team of four
- Guaranteed 3 games
- Cash bar (each participant will receive 2 drink tickets in his/her welcome bag)
- Prizes to event winners
- Register online NOW!