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