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Winter Olympics sees rise in popularity of 'New Age Kurling'
THE Winter Olympics may be over but that’s not stopping fans of one of the most popular sports from taking it up despite the lack of ice.
‘New Age Kurling’ is proving hugely popular in leisure and community centres up and down the country.
Suitable for men and women of all ages it’s been adapted so that it can be played indoors on any smooth, flat surface rather than on ice.
Players can take part at Queens Park Leisure Centre and it proving to be a hit for men over 60 at the Leaf Centre in Four Acre.
The Leaf Centre project is a joint initiative between the council’s sports department and public health teams to attract older men to exercise and is the first of its kind in the borough.
As well as new age kurling those taking part can try their hand at archery, indoor and outdoor bowls, darts and table tennis.
Kurling is available at the Leaf Centre, Chester Lane, St Helens, every Wednesday between 11am and 1pm and Queens Park Health and Fitness Centre every Friday between 1pm and 3pm.
For more information contact the Sports Development team on 01744 675402.
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