WHEELCHAIR CURLING COMES TO THE BLACKSTONE VALLEY ICEPLEX

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Pictured: Steve Emt and Meghan Lino, both current members of Wheelchair Curling Team USA.

The Blackstone Valley Curling Club welcomes Team USA curlers

Sunday November 13 will offer up a special kind of curling demonstration at the Blackstone Valley Iceplex: Wheelchair Curling.

The newly formed Blackstone Valley Curling Club will host Team USA wheelchair curlers Steve Emt and Meghan Lino to demonstrate different aspects of the sport and how great the sport can be for those that rely on wheelchairs for their daily mobility.

Emt has been on Wheelchair Team USA for the past two years and has competed in the 2015 World Competition held in Finland and the 2016 World Competition held in Switzerland.

Lino has been on Wheelchair Team USA since 2013 and has competed in World Competition level in Russia 2013, The Paralympics which also held in Russia in 2014, and the 2015 Worlds in Finland.

All wheelchair curlers and other wheelchair-bound community members are welcome to join in this opportunity to learn and watch demonstrations on just how easily Wheelchair Curlers can compete with able-bodied players. Wheelchair Curling Coach Tony Colacchio out of the Cape Cod Curling Club will also be in attendance.

Wheelchair Curling – Sunday, November 13 – 5:30 p.m.

The Blackstone Valley IcePlex is located at 121 Plain Street in Hopedale, MA and is owned and operated by FMC Ice Sports.

 

About FMC Ice Sports:

Facility Management Corporation is an innovative leader of public recreational facility management, specializing in ice arena operations. FMC has been operating community ice arenas since its inception in 1992. The primary focus of the company is the development and expansion of affordable skating opportunities and the extension of the operating season at the ice arenas, providing year-round programming to local skating enthusiasts. For more information, please go to www.fmcicesports.com or call 1-888-74-SKATE.

 

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