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Congratulations, Coyotes!

Dedicated Curling Ice Is Coming To The Valley

Through tremendous member and community support, the Coyotes Curling Club has reached an agreement to construct Arizona’s first dedicated curling facility at 2202 W Medtronic Way, Tempe! It will be the first dedicated curling facility in Arizona and the only Curling Club in the Southwest.

The Coyotes Curling Club was formed in 2003 shortly after curling grabbed the hearts and imagination of everyone who tuned in to curling during the 2002 Winter Olympics. For the past ten years, the Coyotes Curling Club has grown its membership and interest in curling by young and old alike, teaching over 4,000 Valley residents to curl.

By January 2014 our dedicated ice facility will be completed with daily curling activity, during daytime and evening hours, on week days and weekends. The club will involve every demographic with plans to have Junior Leagues, Senior Leagues, Young Professionals Leagues, a Wheelchair League, and Armed Forces League in addition to the standard Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed leagues.

Open, Private and Corporate Learn-to-Curl events will be held regularly to teach the mechanics and strategy of the game. Future Olympians will train here.

This “first” for Arizona will also position the Coyotes Curling Club to host national and international competitions at recreational and elite levels and be the curling club of choice in the US Curling Association Mountain Pacific Region.

An ideal tourist destination, curling competitions here will bring national and international hospitality revenue to the Valley of the Sun.

The sport of curling originated in Scotland around 1511 and became an Olympic sport in 1924 and the “darling” of the Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002! The game is played by teams of four people with over 1.3 million players across North America and of all ages. With the countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, less than a year away, the interest in curling across the United States, and here in Arizona, remains at record highs!

Please feel free to view a short YouTube video featuring curling and the Coyotes Curling Club at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhQXOwH-p6o.

For more information on the Coyotes Curling Club, please contact our Media Coordinator Darryl Horsman at theskip@coyotescurling.com or call 602-300-4808.

Good curling,

The Coyotes Curling Club

2202 W Medtronic Way, Tempe, AZ 85281

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27961, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Editor’s Note: We could not be happier that our favorite “frozen watersport” now has its own dedicated facility in the Valley of the Sun! When the editor (me) lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for 21 years, one of the hobbies I enjoyed most was curling. Now this great sport is available to and can be shared with our fellow Arizonans. Nice going, Darryl and all at CCC!


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