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3:29 PM, Feb. 6, 2013  |  Comments
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USA Curling tournament starts Saturday

The 2013 USA Curling National Championships will be held at Cornerstone Community Center in Ashwaubenon from Saturday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 16.

The top 10 men's and top 10 women's teams from the country will compete, vying for berths in the World Curling Championships next month.

Tickets are on sale for single-session, all-day and all-week passes. Children 12 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Parking is free for all events.

The opening ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The finals will be Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. (women's) and 3 p.m. (men's), followed by the closing ceremony.

For more information about the event, go to the website www.2013usacurlingnationals.com.

Cornerstone Community Center is located at 1640 Fernando Drive.

Ice-fishing workshop next week

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay will hold an introductory ice-fishing workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 15.

The program is recommended for children 6 to 12 years old. They must be accompanied by an adult.

The workshop will teach children and their parents/guardians important basic skills they need to know before going onto the ice.

Sanctuary ranger Mark Payne will show and explain a variety of fishing equipment, discuss ice-fishing safety procedures and talk about the differences among fish species.

Participants will learn how to make their own fishing poles. If weather permits, they will be able to test their new fishing skills at the sanctuary's lagoon.

Registration costs are $6 for children who reside in Green Bay as well as Friends members and $9 for non-resident children.

Pre-registration is required by calling (920) 391-3671.

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 1660 East Shore Drive.

Marathon training runs on Saturday mornings

Weekly training runs sponsored by Prevea Sports Medicine for this year's Cellcom Green Bay Marathon are being held on Saturday mornings until marathon weekend, May 18-19.

The runs in the 18-week series are free for the public, but donations to the marathon charities are appreciated.

Each session includes weekly event updates, inspirational quotes and stretching; route reels that clip to runners' tights or shorts listing each turn on that week's route; water and Gatorade every 2 to 3 miles provided by marathon staff and charity partner volunteers; and free coffee at the finish line of the runs that originate from Bay Park Square Mall in Ashwaubenon.

The meeting dates, locations and times for the training runs are as follows:

- Feb. 9, 16 and 23 - Bay Park Square Mall food court, 7 a.m.

- March 2, 9, 16 and 23 - West De Pere High School parking lot (665 Grant St.), 7 a.m.

- March 30 - Dick Lytie Spring Classic (half marathon, 15K and 5K races), at Shorewood Golf Course at UW-Green Bay, 10 a.m.

- April 6, 13, 20 and 27 and May 4 and 11 - West De Pere High School parking lot, 7 a.m.

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