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Postcards from the Duluth Curling Club

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Duluth Curling & Skating Club was organized in 1891, with the first stone thrown Christmas Day on the ice of Lake Superior. The club moved from rink to rink until its first building opened in 1913.

Located at 1338 London Road, the curling club’s building was the largest in the world, containing 12 sheets of curling ice on the main floor. The second floor had ice for hockey in winter and space for roller skating in summer. It was home ice for UMD Bulldogs hockey from 1946 to 1966.

Duluth Curling Club moved to what is now called the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in 1976. It remains there today, maintaining the second-largest membership of curling clubs in the United States.

The vacant building on London Road burned on June 3, 1984. It’s now the site of the Rose Garden parking lot at Leif Erikson Park.

More info on the old club can be found on zenithcity.com and vintagemnhockey.com.

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2 Comments

TimK

about 1 year ago

I remember our 6th grade class from what was then Kenwood Elementary  (back when 6th grade was still an elementary grade) had our year end party there @ 1970- 71. We all got some gum, a glass of "pop" and an autograph book.

Paul Lundgren

about 1 year ago

Duluth Curling Club postcard 1929

This postcard, mailed in 1929, features a shot similar to one of the featured images above, but is slightly different.

Duluth Curling Club 1929 back

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