Curling comes to WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A popular Canadian sport is making its way to the United States.

The new home of curling in Western New York is RiverWorks in Buffalo. The $18 million project promises to be the home of many activities, but the first is the reemerging Olympic sport of curling.

The Buffalo curling club lost their facilities in the 1980’s. That was the last time there was curling in Buffalo, according to a RiverWorks developer, but the club is one of the oldest in the country.

It’s all made possible by 14 miles of one inch tubing underneath the ice rink which sends out a mix of ammonia and salt water. That makes an outdoor ice rink like the one at RiverWorks possible.

Danielle Buchbinder, Buffalo curling club president said leagues are recruiting for people in their adult leagues now. Anybody over 18-years-old can join and no experience is required. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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