‘Dave Levy Curls’
courtesy of ‘tbridge’
The drama of Curling is gripping the nation, as it is wont to do during the Winter Olympics. Some clever minds over at the Hilton Garden Inn in McPherson Square saw the opportunity to tap into the adopted cult sports quadrennial success around the games and throw some support towards USA Curling. With four modified-length sheets and an array of stones, the basement ballrooms of the 14th St facility are ripe for you throw around all the fantastic curling terminology you’d like.
Tom Bridge captured the moment via some outstanding photographs, and I’m proud to say that I took a 1-0 victory over DCist in the first ever, unofficial, DC Blog Bonspiel.
This is just the start of our curling coverage this weekend, as we’ll be heading out to Potomac Curling Club tomorrow for their open house. However, if you find yourself with your family downtown this weekend, the ice here at the Hilton Garden Inn is open for the public to take their hand at an end. It will be open starting at 6 p.m. this evening until 9 p.m., as well as tomorrow and Sunday.
Need to brush up on your Curling lingo? I posted a little bit of a primer over on my own blog last weekend.
Dave Levy, among other things, is We Love DC’s Senior Curling Correspondent (yes, We Love DC now has a Senior Curling Correspondent). He usually writes about media and journalism over at State of the Fourth Estate.
PHEW. I was recently thinking about The State Of The Blog, and wishing we had a Curling Correspondent. I’m glad, for the success of We Love DC and the longevity of our messaging, we could fill this critical position.
The place was PACKED Friday night. THey closed the doors at about 8:15 and told anyone who arrived “we’ll see if we can get you in, but no promises.” A ton of people went to the bar to watch the game and watched the US Men’s team somehow pull out a win.