Meghan Hathaway, community manager at Minnesota School of Business in Blaine (MSB) joined a host of curling champions at the grand opening of the brand new Four Seasons Curling Club, located inside Fogerty Arena. The new rink is North America’s first year-round, world-class curling facility.
Hathaway represented MSB on Team Education, which was one of 12 commemorative curling teams that played after the ribbon cutting on April 2. Other teams represented included area businesses, police, fire, government, healthcare, service organizations, and youth. Anoka Ramsey Community College and Fridley Schools were also represented on Team Education.
Prior to the ribbon cutting, community members and leaders filled the brand new Gabe’s Rinkside Bar & Grill, located inside the new curling facility, to enjoy appetizers and drinks. Short speeches were made by local dignitaries and curling Olympian, John Benton, director of curling operations for Fogerty.
Olympians and national curling champs joined the 12 teams to provide coaching and instruction on curling. Doug Pottinger, a nine-time U.S. Nationals participant and member of Team USA at the 2004 World Championships, assisted Team Education with curling techniques and instruction.
“It was wonderful to represent Minnesota School of Business on Team Education,” said Hathaway. “Supporting our community is an important initiative to our
campus, and we are excited for the business the new curling rink will drive to Blaine.”
Hathaway added, “If you’ve never curled before, I’d recommend you go check it out! I knew nothing about curling before participating on the team, and it was a lot of fun!”
Learn to Curl clinics are offered at the arena and are a great way for anyone, age 6 to adult, to get exposure to the sport.
Once you’ve learned how to curl, you can sign up for the spring league, which is currently open. Visit www.FourSeasonsCurlingClub.com for details.