Curling Club History
The Cambridge Curling Club (originally known as the Gateway Curling Club of Cambridge, Inc.) was founded in 1974. The co-founders were Tom Satrom and C. Odell “Doc” Johnson. The other original members of the club, signed up and paid dues to participate in a sport that very few had even heard of, and that none had actually played. But all of the original members were more than willing to donate their time and some materials to get the first sheet of ice ready to play. The Isanti County Fair Board was instrumental by permitting the club to use one of its buildings (used to show hogs at the fair) for the first season.
The first year ended with a bonspiel, and the enthusiasm everyone showed was harnessed into a plan to have a new building with four sheets of ice the following year, 1975. The Fair Board again became a great ally by agreeing to construct a brand new building that they could use.