1615 E. Lewiston, Ferndale, MI 48220
The Detroit Curling Club is in Ferndale, Michigan, and that’s where we found tons of Americans playing this traditional Canadian sport. The club has been in existence for over 125 years, and believe it or not, the first record of people curling in the United States was on Orchard Lake in Southeast Michigan way back in 1832. So Canadian or not, some Americans have been enjoying this sport for a long time.
Half the fun of belonging to any club is the people, and the folks at the Detroit Curling Club are fun, friendly and full of passion for this game. Curling is kind of like the Italian game bocce ball, only on ice and with a whole different set of funny words. It’s pretty simple. You grab your broom, step on the slider, position your foot on the hack and deliver the stone. The object is to get the stone past both hog lines and closest to the button. See, funny words, and it’s a ton of fun.
They say once you try curling, you’re hooked. So if you’ve got an addictive personality and you like to try new things, stop by the Detroit Curling Club. It really is a great sport that everyone should try at least once in their life, and I can’t tell you how much fun the crew and I had that day. But I won’t lie: the mostest bestest part of the entire experience was having a beer with all my new curling friends after the game. I got to hear some great stories about curling, and I got to hear them all right here in Michigan. That, my friends, is what we’re all about.