Chattanooga Skillet Curling Championship Begins Jan. 23
Friday, January 15, 2021
The 2021 Chattanooga Skillet Curling Championship begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, and will conclude with the final four and championship rounds beginning at 11 a.m. on Jan. 24.
Sponsored by Southern Honda Powersports, Southern Segway and Chattanooga Brewing Company, the third annual curling tournament will take place at Ice on the Landing at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
A total of 16 teams will be competing for the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet Trophy, including teams from Chattanooga Brewing Company, Naked River Brewing Company, Tremont Tavern, Copperhill Brewing and Chattanooga Football Club, to name a few. Many of the teams competed in the tournament last year and are thrilled to once again participate in this "quirky southern" take on the Bavarian sport of curling.
“We love the Skillet Curling competition because it’s a new spin on an old sport and Chattanooga has welcomed the competition with open arms,” said Phil Harris, CFO of Kelly Companies.
“Anybody can do it! As long as you have a skillet and the will to slide it, you can do it.”
In each match, bocce-like rules are used. Two teams play against each other per match. A “bacon”, or target, is placed by sliding it across the ice to start the game. Each team then takes turns in alternating sliding skillets with the goal of positioning their skillets closest to the “bacon”. Distance is determined by comparing the closest points of the skillets to the closest point of the “bacon”. A total of eight skillets, four from each team, will be played before the round ends. A point is scored by the team for each skillet that is closest to the bacon. The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.
Additional sponsors include Lodge Cast Iron and Chattanooga Presents. Beer provided by Chattanooga Brewing Company and Naked River will be served for $5 per pour throughout the tournament and 100% of proceeds will benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
“In addition to having a great time, the event is focused on helping support those in need within our community,” said Mr. Harris.
Masks and social distancing will be enforced at the tournament. For more information, visit the Ice on the Landing website.