As the weather continues to get colder in Marshfield, one activity certainly starts heating up; curling. A perfect balance of the spirit of winter sports and the comfort of indoors in Northern Wisconsin can be found at the Marshfield Curling Club. Located just one mile from Hotel Marshfield, anyone can stop in to learn and play this Olympic sport.
Curling has a proud Wisconsin heritage, dating back over 160 years. An important part of life among Scottish immigrants in the 19th century, two of the earliest clubs in the nation were organized in Milwaukee and Portage in 1847 and 1850, respectively. The first match on the Wisconsin River is thought to have occurred on New Year’s Eve in 1850, a frigid reminder of how the game has progressed.
Today, it doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside or how well you know the game. At Marshfield Curling Club, new curlers and interested visitors are free to visit during league nights or participate in the next Learn to Curl event.
“With a varied membership and a great history, Marshfield Curling Club is the place for visitors, beginners or veteran players!” exclaims the website, welcoming any and all interested parties to enjoy this wonderful, historic game. And who knows? Maybe you’ll end up being the next American hero at the Winter Olympic Games in 2022! To learn more click here.