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Kevin Madsen, Willmar Civic Center manager, runs a nipper over the surface of the ice Thursday at the Blue Line Area in preparation for this weekend’s curling bonspiel. The nipper trims the top of the pebble, frozen droplets of water on the ice surface that are applied with a pebbling wand. The pebble helps curling rocks slide. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Annual bonspiel to be hosted by Willmar, Minn., curling club

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WILLMAR — No longer just “that Olympic sport with brooms,” curling has become a popular pastime in the United States, including in the Willmar area.


This weekend, the Willmar Curling Club will host its fifth annual New Year’s Bonspiel on Friday night and Saturday at the Willmar Civic Center.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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