Team USA’s women’s curling team at the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi. (US Olympic Team)
When you watch the Opening Ceremonies tonight, you’ll eventually see Team USA enter the stadium wearing some pretty loud sweaters.
Actually, it’s a cardigan. And for once, the maker (Ralph Lauren) made sure to get the point across that these uniforms were actually made here in the USA. Whether you believe that or not is up to you.
Curling, of course, is not an American sport. The game has Scottish roots and in Scotland there is an abundance of two things: cold weather and wool. Today, curling is dominated by the Canadians, another place known for a less than temperate climate. And that’s what makes Team USA’s entrance uniforms for tonight so appropriate for curling. Except for the white pants and boots, of course. Continue reading
The Olympics are hours away and that means the start of curling competition.
So you’ll be watching and wondering just what the heck is going on out there. Here’s a quick video primer composed by the the Olympics to help you understand the game a little bit better …
All of us at Anthracite Curling are excited for the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
For many of us at the Club, it was four years ago that we watched the Olympics on TV and wanted to learn to play curling. We, like many, were glued to our sets and couldn’t wait to get on the ice! Continue reading
Anthracite Curling Club is offering the public a chance to get a more in-depth training in the sport of curling.
The goal of these three-week sessions is to get you ready to join our Club, on a team and in our next league, starting April 8.
We’ll be offering Learn to Curl clinics at two unique times during the month of March (mostly).
All Learn to Curl clinics are held at Toyota SportsPlex (formerly Ice Rink at Coal Street Park) in Wilkes-Barre. The cost for each 3-week session is $50. For more information and a registration form … Continue reading
Team USA Mens Curling topped Czech Republic in an elimination draw to reach the field at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (US Olympic Cmte)
In a match reminiscent of some of the wild scorelines seen at Anthracite Curling league nights, the U.S. topped Czech Republic, 7-6, in the Loser-Out match of the Mens Olympic Qualification event held in Germany last week.
The U.S. scored 5 in the 8th end to take a 7-3 lead after trailing 3-2 through 7 ends. The Czechs countered with 2 points in the 9th and a steal of a single in the 10th.
Hosts Germany defeated Czech Republic in the Winner-In draw held the night prior and will join the U.S. of A. in the field at the Sochi Winter Olympics, starting Feb. 10, 2014.
These United States won its last five matches of the tournament and finished with an impressive 7-2 mark after things looked ominous for the Stars & Stripes in the early rounds.
Now, it’s on to Sochi. Be sure to check out our special Sochi Curling pages in the coming days and find out when you’ll have your chance to curl in northeastern Pennsylvania very soon!