The Carolinas’ first center dedicated to curling will open to the public Saturday with the playing of bagpipes and free lessons for those who’d like to learn the sport founded in medieval Scotland.
The new $1.8 million, 17,000-square-foot building is a quarter-mile off the Sunset Road exit of Interstate 77, on the north side of Old Statesville Road in north Charlotte. Construction started in April, and the center has been open to the 80-some members of the Charlotte Curling Association since November.
The grand opening from 1 to 4 p.m. will begin with the curling tradition of a bagpiper leading guests into the building. Visitors can tour the center, watch curlers in action and push a curling stone down the ice toward a circular target.
The building features 12,000 square feet of curling – enough for four games at a time.
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