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Potomac Curling Club Media Day

Thanks to everyone who came to Curling Media Day

We have posted some photos for you to use in your reporting featuring Potomac members.

Here are some behind the scenes photos featuring you (the media)!.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Pete Morelewicz (202) 744-5034
Cathy Ritter (301) 537-3190

About curling:

Curling has been an Olympic sport since 1998 with the U.S. fielding both men’s and women’s teams. Good sportsmanship is engrained into play with international rules specifically referencing “The Spirit of Curling.” Though primarily a winter sport, curling is played in more than 40 states and is spreading to warmer climates with the growth of indoor ice facilities. The U.S. is home to approximately 16,000 curlers and 165 clubs. The East Coast now boasts close to 4,000 curlers, and is one of the fasting-growing centers of U.S. curling. Potomac Curling Club was founded in 1961 and has 250 members from MD, VA, DC and PA. More information is available at www.curldc.org

Interesting curling facts:

• Curling is commonly referred to as “chess on ice” because of the high degree of strategy involved.

• Curling is a Scottish game with written history dating to 1541.

• Scottish immigrants brought the game to the U.S. around 1832.

• Curling arrived in the Washington-Baltimore area more than 50 years ago when Potomac Curling Club was founded (in 1961).

• Almost all curling stones are fashioned of granite from the Scottish island of Ailsa Craig. Each stone weighs about 42 pounds.

• San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis — football standout at Dunbar High School (DC) and University of Maryland — is an avid curler. He will serve as the Honorary Team Captain for the U.S. Olympic Curling Team in Sochi.

About Potomac Curling Club:

Potomac Curling Club is the only curling club in the Washington-Baltimore region. As an all-volunteer 501(c) 3 organization, our mission is to develop the public image and understanding of the sport through education and training.

Potomac Curling Club will be hosting open houses for the public to try curling:

February 8, 2014
9:00am – 3:00pm
$10 per person or $20 per family
Register at www.curldc.org

February 16, 2014
11:00am – 4:00pm
$10 per person or $20 per family
Register at www.curldc.org