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Curling gains popularity in Olympic years

by Kent Zakour, Gazette.net; Maryland Community News Online

Four years ago, Mark and Aimee Lawrence caught a fever during the Winter Olympics. And with Olympic sports closer — not the mainstream football, basketball and baseball events that typically consume the United States’ sporting culture — to the forefront of their consciousness, they tried and fell in love with curling.

“We just saw an article and said, “Hey, this might be fun to go throw a few stones,” Aimee said during an interview on Monday at the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel. “The people we met were open and engaging and we had a blast. … We’re still here having fun.”

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