This past October, Extreme Molding participated in a team building activity with the Schenectady Curling Club (SCC). The connection was made by Extreme Molding Co-Founder, Lynn Momrow-Zielinski. She took up curling when she met her husband, Mark. Mark was an avid curler for years and he thought Lynn would enjoy this “geek sport” which is based on physics. Turned out, he was right!
“After two hip replacements, and a year of COVID suspension, I am happy to be back on the ice and enjoying this brainy team sport more than ever! I wanted to introduce our Extreme Team to one of my favorite hobbies and it was a perfect team building event,” says Lynn.
Curling is a team sport played on the ice, where two teams take turns sliding stones towards a target which is known as a “House.” The sport requires the team members on each team to listen to each other and work together to accomplish their goal, which is a great experience to share for a unique team building activity.
There is a lot of strategy and teamwork involved when curling, as the team needs to work together to choose the best path and placement of a stone for each situation in the game. For the first timers, there was a new language of curling to pick up on as we trained. The teams worked closely with the volunteers from SCC to practice before their first bonspiel. The Extreme Molding team learned how to curl, received an inside look to their co-founder’s passion, and had a blast while working and playing together.
Extreme Molding is a proud sponsor of Schenectady Curling Club. They are currently planning their 2021-2022 season. For those who would like to try curling for the first time, they will be hosting a series of “Learn to Curl” events. Check out their website for more information: https://schenectadycurlingclub.us/ . We would like to say thank you to Schenectady Curling Club for hosting us and thank you to the wonderful volunteers that took the time to curl with us.
Good curling, everyone!