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Photos and video: Curling on outdoor ice

An outdoor curling sheet has been constructed on the patio at Wild State Cider in Duluth as curlers of any experience level can give it a try and even compete in eight-week leagues. Even with temperatures hovering around zero degrees on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 1, 2022, dozens tried out the sport while Kristen Lee of the Duluth Curling Club led free demonstrations. For more details about Wild State Cider's curling activities, visit wildstatecider.square.site/curling.

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Alethea Montgomery, of Duluth, right prepares to deliver a curling stone on the outdoor curling sheet at Wild State Cider in Duluth on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 while Wild State Cider event coordinator Joe Bott, left, and Ed Montgomery look on. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
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Wild State Cider in Duluth hosted free curling play, open house style, on their outdoor sheet on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The rink is a new addition to Wild State Cider. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Duluth Curling Club instructor Kristin Lee, right, goes over curling terms with some of the participants during a free demonstration on the outdoor sheet at Wild State Cider in Duluth on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Dustin Ray, of Duluth, smiles after he released a blue curling stone during a delivery on the outdoor curling sheet at Wild State Cider in Duluth on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Brian Bluhm, of Duluth, left, and Nick Lamon, of Duluth, smile while watching the action at the outdoor curling sheet at Wild State Cider in Duluth on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Duluth Curling Club instructor Kristin Lee looks on as participants try curling on the outdoor sheet at Wild State Cider in Duluth on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Lee lead free demonstrations. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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2018 United States Women's Olympic Curling Team alternate Cory Christensen attended the free curling event on the outdoor sheet at Wild State Cider in Duluth on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Nick Lamon, of Duluth, second from left, watches after releasing a blue curling stone during a delivery at the outdoor curling sheet at Wild State Cider in Duluth on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Duluth Curling Club instructor Kristin Lee, left, and Lonnie Knutson, of Duluth, laugh during the free curling event on the outdoor sheet at Wild State Cider in Duluth on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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