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Edmond curling demonstration set for Thursday

Oklahoma Curling Club will demonstrate the Olympic sport Thursday in Edmond. Assistant City Manager Steve Commons is going to take to the ice.
BY DIANA BALDWIN dbaldwin@opubco.com Published: December 3, 2011
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— Assistant City Manager Steve Commons owns curling apparel and even toted a curling broom to a recent city council meeting.

Now the curling fan will have his opportunity to try out the Olympic sport.

Commons will take to the ice during an Oklahoma Curling Club demonstration at the city's seasonal outdoor ice skating rink from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

“I will be there. It is actually a dream come true,” Commons said while laughing and holding a curling broom at this week's city council meeting.

Spectators will have an opportunity to participate in the demonstration. They should wear loose-fitting clothing and rubber-soled shoes.

The demonstration is free.

City officials said they are excited to have the skating rink and to provide new recreational opportunities for families.

The rink is at Festival Market Place in downtown, just west of Broadway off First Street. It is open from noon to 10 p.m. each day through Jan. 3. The cost is $8 with skate rental, or $5 with skates and for those 5 years old and younger. For more information, call 274-1638.