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January 3, 2013
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
January 3, 2013 - 11:20pm
August 10, 2012
Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
 
Willmar Civic Center facility manager Kevin Madsen, shown at county fair on Thursday with the Willmar Curling Club's new promotion trailer, has reason to smile. The club was notified this week that U.S. Curling Association has selected Willmar and the Blue Line Center as the site of the 2013 Mixed Nationals Championships. The co-ed event will be held in mid-March over two weekends.
Willmar to host national curling tournament
August 10, 2012 - 9:07am
March 12, 2012
Susie Dunlap, center back, and Randy Czarnetzki walk down the ice Saturday between a curler processional archway, as their attendants remove the wedding rings from the curling stones, at the start of their curling-themed wedding at the Willmar Civic Center. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)play button
Wedding on ice: Willmar, Minn., couple exchange vows during curling-themed ceremony
March 12, 2012 - 8:00am
March 11, 2012
Video: Susie Dunlap and Randy Czarnetzki are wed during a curling- themed wedding at the Willmar Civic Center on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Willmar, Minn.play button
Curling-Themed Wedding Held at Willmar Civic Center
March 11, 2012 - 6:14pm
January 9, 2012
Matt Proehl, left, of Spicer slides a 44-pound granite curling stone as Tom Stoffel of Willmar sweeps the stone's path with a curling broom during the fifth annual New Year's Bonspiel. The curling tournament was held over the weekend at the Blue Line Arena at the Willmar Civic Center. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Curling at the annual bonspiel in Willmar, Minn.
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am
January 6, 2012
New Year's Bonspiel underway at Civic
January 6, 2012 - 10:00pm
January 5, 2012
Susie Dunlap and Randy Czarnetzki, who both love curling, have decided to incorporate the sport into their upcoming March wedding. They'll be wed on the ice at the Willmar Civic Center.
Local couple plans to have curling-themed wedding
January 5, 2012 - 3:06pm
January 4, 2012
Don Nelson of Team Print Master glides the stone to the release point during B League on Wednesday at the Civic Center's Blue Line Arena. They were competing against Team Qdoba.
Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
A stone-cold success
January 4, 2012 - 10:02pm
September 2, 2011
Willmar Notebook: Madsen waits word on U.S. Curling Nationals
September 2, 2011 - 12:35am
May 12, 2011
(Tribune file photo by Rand Middleton)
The Wednesday night curling league at the Blue Line Arena continues to gain in popularity.
Willmar to bid on U.S. national curling bonspiel
May 12, 2011 - 12:00am
February 3, 2011
Chris Sing of Team Hardrock slides down the sheet to release the 44-pound granite stone during Wednesday Night Curling League at the Blue Line Arena in Willmar. Approximately 100 individuals on 22 teams compete starting Dec. 1 for a spot in the championship match March 24. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
Just a stone's throw away
February 3, 2011 - 12:00am
February 25, 2010
Team Bobcat from Litchfield, including Nick Nielson, left, furiously sweep to speed the 38-pound stone as it nears the circular target during the Willmar Curling League Wednesday night in the Blue Line Arena. Sixteen teams are competing in the league that runs through March 17. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
A stone's throw from the action
February 25, 2010 - 12:00am
January 11, 2010
BOLD to host ACGC in wrestling today
January 11, 2010 - 12:00am
The Hackers wins Gold Division title at Willmar curling invite
January 11, 2010 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
Curling now a stone-cold growth sport
February 26, 2009 - 12:00am
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