Skillet curling: Southern sizzle heats up winter sport

Created: January 20, 2020 01:58 PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WRCB/NBC News) — Skillet curling has returned to Chattanooga, Tennessee's 'Ice on the Landing.' 

The sport, described as an innovative mix of Bavarian curling, bocce, and cornhole, premiered last year as a good-humored southern take on the tradition of Scottish curling.


"We happened to be at an event at Lodge facility, and we thought, they have a lot of heavy things around here,"  league commissioner Tom Montague said. "I wonder if they'd be down with letting us throw some skillets around and curl with that, so that's how it came about."

The word went out that you could recruit five of your friends or neighbors who can stand on the ice and throw an iron skillet toward a target.

"There are several teams last year that came out because they heard that there was curling, and they were ready to curl," Montague said. "I would say that they might have been disappointed when what they saw had nothing to do with that, but the truth is that they had a good time, and they wanted to be a part of it again this year."

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