Two Harbors students take curling classCurling has always been a popular sport along the North Shore and the Two Harbors Curling Club is making sure things stay that way.
Curling has always been a popular sport along the North Shore and the Two Harbors Curling Club is making sure things stay that way.
The club hosted a two-week gym class this month for students at Two Harbors High School. It was the first time in nearly 10 years that the such a program was offered.
“We would like to get a juniors program,” said Sandy Cable, vice president of the club. There are plans to have Fridays open at the club beginning next week as a fifth-day option.
Cable said there are students who are club members.
“I think it’s really fun,” said Jon McDannold, a senior. He said it was nice to have something different thrown into the gym class mix. “It’s a lot different than other sports.”
Jake Iskat, also a senior, said that when he’s a little older, he would consider joining the curling league.
“At first I thought it would be boring,” said Jordan Raisanen, a sophomore. She also came to enjoy the sessions.
THHS gym teacher Lori Nelson said she saw some pretty good curlers on the ice. “We have a little more time this year [because of the four-day week] to make it worthwhile,” Nelson said.
Cable said everyone involved in the program volunteered their time.
The Jim Osbakken Open Bonspiel begins tonight at the Two Harbors Curling Club. For more information, visit www.twoharborscurling.com.