Curlers from across the United States and Canada will be gathering at SkateTown in Roseville for the 2013 Crush Bonspiel! Curling -- an increasingly popular ice sport with roots in Scotland and Canada -- has finally made a sanctuary for itself in California -- all in Placer Valley.
Curling is a social Scottish and Canadian sport that incorporates drinking wine with pushing large flat stones across an ice rink toward a mark. Several traditions are incorporated into this distinctive sporting event; for instance: a piper pipes the ice for luck and the winning team buys the losing team a drink afterward.
"Bonspiel is a curling term for tournaments with wine," says Wine Country Curling Club's tournament director Bob Kuhl. The event is free with a drink purchase! Don't miss this unique sporting experience on August 29th through September 1st.
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