Chill out with the Charleston Curling Club this Sat. July 28 

Get swept away

click to enlarge DUSTIN HESSE
  • Dustin Hesse

Relive the Winter Games and the U.S. Men's curling team’s upset victory over Sweden this Saturday during the inaugural Charleston One-Day Bonspiel. Twenty teams from ten curling clubs in five states will be competing in the tournament at the Ice Palace. The bonspiel starts at 8 a.m. and will feature five games being played at once.

Curling, also called "chess on ice," originated in late medieval Scotland. In a nod to the sport’s heritage, there will be a bagpiping ceremony before the championship match just before 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes or kilts aside from their usual curling gear — plus, some veteran curlers have been playing for more than 40 years, so it should be an interesting competition.

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