Curl Troy, which started a curling league in Springfield this year, is hosting the first curling tournament at the Chiller this weekend. More than 20 teams from out of state and even Canada are here for this event.

Springfield curling tournament brings international visitors

Curl Troy, the curling club based out of Miami County that started a Springfield league for the first time this year, will host its first Clark County tournament this weekend.

The Champion City Spiel begins today with 96 players on 24 teams competing at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District’s Chiller ice rink in downtown Springfield, 301 W. Main St.

The event attracted teams from Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and as far away as Ontario, Canada.

The first game begins at 12:30 p.m. Friday and games go through Sunday, event organizers said.

Admission to watch the games is free.

The curling event is the first of its kind to be held at the Springfield ice rink and the out-of-town participants should have an economic impact on the city and county during their stay.

Our reporters will be at the event today talking to participants and city leaders about the importance of this curling tournament.

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