Have you ever participated in the unique winter sport of curling? Now that the peak months of fall have arrived, we’re slowly starting to turn our attention to all of the wonderful things to do in Wausau when the snow starts falling. Winter is most definitely a busy and fun time to be in Wausau, especially if you’re into curling. It’s a little known fact that Wausau is actually home to more curling clubs than anywhere else in the state of Wisconsin, as well as the oldest and most active of curling clubs in the state.
It’s an understatement to say Wausau has a deep love of winter’s most intriguing sport, but it’s true. Whether you’re part of a league participating in regional bonspiels or you just want to watch this game of strategy unfold, consider staying with us at the Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel. The Wausau Curling Club’s 2019-2020 schedule has been released, giving you the perfect opportunity to plan ahead. Book your room at our boutique hotel in Wausau today!
Try Curling in Wausau This Winter
The Wausau Curling Club, one of the oldest clubs in the nation, offers eight Olympic-size sheets of ice for its 500+ members. It also hosts a series of bonspiels throughout the season, in addition to women’s, men’s, open, mixed and seniors league play, and the largest high school programs in the nation. Weekends in January and February are always busy at the club, with a variety of competitive and fun events.
You don’t have to be a part of a league to get in on the curling action in Wausau, though. The Club is also an excellent place for spectators to watch the sport. The Wausau Curling Club is open to the public during league play, from Monday – Friday. The current calendar for Wausau’s upcoming curling Bonspiels include the following events:
- The Elks Bonspiel, October 26 – 27, 2019
- Wausau Mixed Bonspiel, November 8 – 10, 2019
- Wausau Junior Bonspiel, November 16 – 17, 2019
- Tietge Bonspiel, January 3 – 5, 2020
- Highlanders Bonspiel, January 11 – 12, 2020
- USWCA US Open Wisconsin Bonspiel, January 25 – 26, 2020
- Badger State Games, February 1 – 2, 2020
- Men’s Invitational, February 6 – 9, 2020
- High School State Championships, February 14 – 16, 2020
- USCA/USWCA US Open Nationals Bonspiel, February 21 – 23, 2020
- Silverspoons Bonspiel, February 29 – March 1
More Winter Adventure in Wausau
While one of these curling events might be your main reason to visit Wausau this winter, it certainly doesn’t have to be the only thing you do! Wausau is also home to Granite Peak Ski Area, touted as the Midwest’s premier ski destination. For more downhill action, head to Sylvan Hill Park, home to the longest tubing hill in the state, at an incredible 1,200 feet in length. There are six tubing runs, and two tow lines to get you back to the top quickly and easily. It’s perfect for a relaxed day of fun in the snow!
For a little bit more of a high-powered adventure, bring your snowmobile and hit the 800+ miles of groomed and maintained trails in the Wausau area. You can also opt for an afternoon of quiet serenity and cross country skiing on Wausau’s major trails. Popular trails include the Ringle Trail, the Sylvan Hill Trails, Big Eau Pleine Park, and Nine Mile County Forest and Recreation Area.
Perfect Lodging for Curling Teams & Fans
The full calendar is available for the upcoming 2019-2020 curling season at the Wausau Curling club, so there’s no reason to delay making your reservations at the Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel. Our Inn is unmatched in luxury and hospitality and is the perfect place to rest your tired body after a long day of curling. Book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today!