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Friday night curling

By Emily Thigpen on February 5, 2012

Most people love Fridays because it is the end of week, but we love Fridays because we get to curl! Lisa Belgam and I became members of the Utica Curling Club this year and we curl in leagues on Wednesday and Friday nights. It is a lot harder than you would think, but all of the members have been so kind and helpful as we learn what to do (and what not to do!). Curling has quickly become one of our favorite activities. Colgate students can also hit the ice at the Utica Curling Club—it’s just one of over 25 club sports available to students.


  • Andrew Vojt said:

    Question. Do you have to supply your own ride/how far away is it from Colgate? I’m a HS senior and a 4-year experienced curler and if I went I’d love to do curling.

    • Emily Thigpen said:

      Andrew- This past year, the club team went out to Utica on Sunday nights and drove their own cars and occasionally utilized a Colgate van. The drive is about 40 minutes, but when you drive all together, it’s not too bad!

      • Andrew Vojt said:

        Ok thanks! Also, is the Sunday night league a college league? And how often are bonspiels (tournaments). I apologize if I’m asking too much.


        • Emily Thigpen said:

          Hi Andrew- The student coordinator for the club curling team can provide more detailed information about the program: http://www.colgaterecreation.com/club/club_sports.html.

        • Emily Thigpen said:

          Sunday nights aren’t part of an official college league, but they serve as an opportunity for local college students to get together, learn the game, and play against one another. You are welcome to join one of the regular leagues at the club if you are interested and have the time to do so. Also, there is one college bonspiel that is held annually, but other types of spiels are held throughout the entire year. Again, you’re welcome to get involved if that’s something you’d like to do!

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