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Women’s Winter Wonderland Bonspiel

The Women’s Winter Wonderland Bonspiel will be held Thursday February 21 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT 06058.

 

The Bonspiel is sponsored by the Norfolk Curling Club.

 

The entry fee for the event is $320 per team. There will be a three-game guarantee and four event finals.

The deadline for registration is February 8th. There will be a maximum of 16 teams.

 

Entries include continental breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, plus a

Sunday brunch.

 

Bonspiel Chairs: Robin VanNess / Diane Coe / Shannon Zwick

For more information contact Robin VanNess

Email: robinvanness@earthlink.net or call (860) 738-2647.

Event Schedule:

Thursday   7:30 pm first two games

Friday   8:00 am Matches begin

Saturday 8:00 am  Matches begin

Sunday Start times to be determined

This event, like all Bonspiels at the Norfolk Curling Club, is free to spectators, and organizers encourage people to come and witness curling up close.

To learn more about the Norfolk Curling Club visit norfolkcurlingclub.org.

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Norfolk Curling Club “Buildspiel” Bonspiel

The Norfolk Curling Club “Buildspiel” Bonspiel will be held Thursday, January 31 through Sunday, February 2, 2019 at the Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT 06058.

Shannon Zwick is the Buildspiel chairperson .

This is an open bonspiel- teams can be made up of any gender combination of four.

The Bonspiel is comprised of four events, spanning four days and including up to 20 teams. There is a three-game guarantee and a four-game final.

The entry fee for the four day event is $320 per team. Registration is in advance only . To get a printable entry form go to norfolkcurlingclub.org. Send entry forms and check payable to Norfolk Curling Club to:

Shannon Zwick

39 Andre Drive

Northfield, CT 06778

Spectators are welcome to all events. Admission is free, and there is a bar and limited luncheon menu available.

The schedule is as follows (please note that starting times are approximate):

Thursday , 4:00 pm

Friday and Saturday, 7:30-8:00 am

Sunday 8:30 am

Participants will compete for various trophies and prizes among four different events.

Proceeds from the bonspiel will help fund operations for the Norfolk Curling Club, an all volunteer, member and donation supported non-profit.

For registration deadline , starting times and other information call Shannon Zwick at (203) or email her at shannon.zwick@gmail.com or visit norfolkcurlingclub.org.

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Two Must-See Winter Events

If you live within sportingAcause’s territory – Pittsfield, MA down to Harwinton, CT and over to Poughkeepsie, NY, then you are pretty much a hour away from two amazing winter sports events within a 10 day span.

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 31st through Sunday, Feb. 3rd you can witness an honest-to-God curling Bonspiel at the Norfolk Curling Club in Norfolk, CT.

Then, four days later, Friday evening of Feb 8th through Sunday the 10th, you can see the equally amazing and exciting ski jumping during Jumpfest in downtown Salisbury, CT.

Curling first caught American attention several Winter Olympics ago when the sport inexplicably enjoyed a lopsided dose of TV coverage- what is this thing, curling?

Well you’ll have a chance to find out up close next weekend. You will be able to view the action in the comfort of the Norfolk Curling Club’s new state-of-the-art facility, as you snack and perhaps partake of a cocktail. And there will be many curlers nearby happy to answer any questions you have about the sport.

And it is free!

Now the following weekend you’ll get to see a different kind of winter sport- ski jumping at Jumpfest 2019 at the Satre Hill 65 meter tower in Salisbury sponsored by the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA).

Now you may be saying “Yeah, yeah, I’ve watched ski jumping on TV – Olympics, Wide World of Sports…”

But listen closely – If you have not witnessed ski jumping live, you have not seen the sport.

These young athletes, some as young as 12, exit the tower’s take off at 50 miles an hour, travel upwards of 200 feet through the air and land, skis slapping on the landing hill right before your eyes. The crowds register their enthusiasm by cheering and ringing cowbells, and you will be one of them.

And another thing- jumpers you see up-close-and-personal in Salisbury will be in future Olympics- they are that good. Sunday will feature the Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. There will be plenty to eat, beverages from hot chocolate to hot toddies, with bonfires and lots of camaraderie.

Adult admission is $15 but children 12 and under get in free.

Get all of the details for both events here at sportingAcause.com.

So there you have it- two cures for the mid-winter blues.

Til next week, Willie

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Learn to Curl

The Norfolk Curling Club will host Learn to Curl, Saturday, January 19, 201970 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT 06058.

The entry fee is $35 per person, reservations are required.

There will be two clinics, the first : 3:45 – 6:00 pm, and the second: 6:30 – 8:45 pm.

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone to learn the basics of the curling.

There are limited spaces, so register early at norfolkcurlingclub.org.

 

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Norfolk Pub 20th Annual 10 Mile Road Race

The Norfolk Pub 20th Annual 10 Mile Road Race, will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Town Hall, 19 Maple St., Norfolk, CT 06058. The snow date is January 5, 2019.

Parking at Town Hall.

This a USATF sanctioned event and certified course. The course is considered challenging.

The entry fee is $25 until Dec. 14 at 1:50 am.

A 20th anniversary scarf to the first 150 registrants.

Pre-register or print out an entry form at greystoneracing.net. Make check payable to Greystone Electronics and mail to:

Greystone Electronics                                                                                                                               119 Harmony Hill Road                                                                                                                            Harwinton, CT 06791

The race is timed by Greystone Electronics.

The race day schedule is as follows:

9:00 am Registration

10:30 am Early starters (subject to timing restrictions)

11:00 am Race begins

Awards after race

Awards go to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top male and female finishers in each of nine age categories. There will also be cash awards to top finishers subject to USATF eligibility requirements. Winners must be present to receive awards.

For any questions about the race visit greystoneracing.net ; email info@greystoneracing.net or call (860) 485-1991.

A portion of the race proceeds will go to the USA Track & Field to support a variety of youth and other athletic programs.

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Calder Trophy Men’s Bonspiel

The Calder Trophy Men’s Bonspiel will be held November 29th through December 2nd, 2018 at the Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT 06058.

The Bonspiel is comprised of four events, spanning four days and including up to 20 teams.

The entry fee for the four day event is $320 per team. Registration is in advance only and must be received by November 17th. To get a printable entry form go to norfolkcurlingclub.org. Send entry forms and check payable to Norfolk Curling Club to:

Jonathan Zwick

39 Andtre Drive

Northfield, CT 06778

Spectators are welcome to all events. Admission is free, and there is a bar and limited luncheon menu available.

The schedule is as follows, note that starting times are approximate:

Thursday , 6:30 pm

Friday and Saturday, 7:30-8:00 am

Sunday 8:30 am

Participants will compete for various trophies and prizes among four different events.

Proceeds from the bonspiel will help fund operations for the Norfolk Curling Club, an all volunteer, member and donation supported non-profit.

For more information about the event email Bonspiel Chairman Jonathan Zwick at jonathan_zwick@sbcglobal.net, or call (860) 542-1100 or visit norfolkcurlingclub.org.

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Norfolk’s First Annual Tour De Forest

The Norfolk’s First Annual Tour De Forest will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Norfolk Curling Club, 10 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT 06058.

This is a slow-paced, 13 mile bike ride over both dirt and paved roads. Hybrid and mountain -style bikes are recommended over bikes with skinny racing-style tires.

Register online at bikereg.com before Sept. 30th at 5:00 pm.

The Tour is limited to the first 100 registered riders.

Entry fees:

Adult (20 years and older) $40

Teen ( 13- 19) $20

Children (under 13) free

$5 discount if registered before Oct. 1st.

Tour day schedule:

8:30 – 9:45 am Registration

10:00 am Ride begins

Refreshments at Norfolk Curling Club after the ride.

Proceeds from the Tour will support Norfolk Rails to Trails and Great Mountain Forest.

For more information visit facebook.com/norfolkrailstotrails or norfolkrailtrail.org.

Thanks to the these generous sponsors:

Sponsors

National Iron Bank

Norbrook Farm Brewery

Partners

Mountain Express

Great Mountain Forest

Norfolk Curling Club

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Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races

The Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races will be held Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Barbour Woods, 31 Lovers Lane, Norfolk, CT.

The event, which is USATF- sanctioned, hosts both a 5K and 10K race. The 10K , which courses up Haystack Mountain, is an extended loop of the 5K.

The entry fee for both 5K and 10K races is $20 if registered by 11:59 pm, Sept. 21st. Or mail in registration, must be postmarked by 9/16/18.

Mail with check to: Norfolk Land Trust- Trail Race

P.O. Box 363

Norfolk, CT 06058

Race day entry fee is $25 which includes awards, post-race party at Infinity Hall and a Big Elm pint glass.

Note: Registration is limited to 100 for each race. Register at ultrasignup.com.

Race day schedule is as follows:

10:30 am Registration and bib pick up

12 noon 10K race begins

12:15 pm 5K race begins

Post-race party and awards. Free chili for entrants at Infinity Hall and receive free pint glass from Big Elm Brewing.

Prizes awarded to top three overall winners, male and female, and first male and female in each of seven age categories. Winners must be present to receive awards.

Race proceeds benefit the Norfolk Land Trust, which is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, CT.

For more information including course description or to register go to ultrasignup.com and enter Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races in search, or visit norfolklandtrust.org.

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Norfolk Volunteer Fire Dept. 40th Annual Memorial Day 5 Mile Road Race

The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Dept. 40th Annual Memorial Day 5 Mile Road Race will be held Monday, May 28, 2018 at Ball Field, Westside Road, Norfolk, CT 06058.

The 5 mile race will begin at the ball fields and end at the Town Green and will run on all secondary roads. Chip timing by Greystone Racing.

Register at norfolkfire.org, click on “2018 Road Race” and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. Or go to greystoneracing.net.

Entry fee schedule:

Pre-registration $14 – Day of Race $19

Entry fee plus T shirt $30 – Day of Race $35

T shirt only $16

Race day Schedule:

10:00 – 11:30 am Registration

Noon Race begins

Awards on The Town Green after race.

From noon – 2:00 pm Firemen will offer burgers, hot dogs and beverages for sale at the finish line. Patio BBQ at Infinity Bistro Music Hall 11:30 am – 3:00 pm- 50% off for all servicemen.

54 prizes will be awarded to: Male and female winners, 1st through 3rd place finishers, male and female in eight age categories, as well as “special prizes”.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the William F. Kelley memorial Scholarship Fund.

For more information email norfolkfirect@gmail.com.

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