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Alpine Curling Club

See the sport of curling at the Alpine Curling Club - nearly every day of the week from November to March. The club also hosts several "bonspiels" (tournaments) and the public is welcome to watch. The club was organized in 1960, and 1963-64 was the first season of curling at the current facility.

Curling originated in the 16th century in Scotland, where games were played during winter on frozen ponds, lochs and marshes. In the early days of the sport, stones were taken from river bottoms. In the 1600s, stones with handles were introduced, allowing a delivery style similar to what is used today.

Curling is a competition between two teams with four players each. The game is played on ice, and the two teams take turns pushing a 19.1kg stone towards a series of concentric circles. The object is to get the stone as close to the centre of the circles as possible. One game consists of ten "ends". An end is similar to a baseball inning. During each end, each team delivers eight stones - two stones per person. The team members deliver the stones in a set order presented to the officials before the game. The first player is known as the "lead". He/she is followed by the "second," then the "third" (also known as the "vice-skip") and finally the "skip", who is the leader of the team. Each end starts with the leads alternating throws until they have each thrown their two stones. They are followed by the seconds in the same manner, and so on.
The score for the end is determined when all 16 stones have been delivered. The team that scores in an end shoots first in the next end. The team with the most points at the conclusion of ten ends is the winner.

Curling has been an Olympic sport since 1924.

For more info: Bob Rufi at 608-325-6365.

Brodhead Park and Recreation Department

  • 1111 W. 2nd Ave.
  • Brodhead, WI 53520
  • 608-897-2159

(canoe rental and refreshments for sale)

Brooklyn Recreation Committee

Events and classes for families, kids and the entire community. Fitness, summer rec program for kids, family movie nights, and more.

Browntown Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area

Park features a handicap accessible boat launch, nature trails with educational signs, beach area, shelter house, and a newly installed 78 foot pole with an osprey nesting platform on top. Friends of Cadiz Springs have also been busy with other recent activities, including plans to restock Beckman Lake with northern pike, clearing willow trees near the boat launch, and removing brush from the shore. The DNR is reminding everyone not to "stock" Beckman Lake with fish caught in Zanders Lake or anywhere else. The DNR has plans to manage the proportions to keep the predator/prey balance, and to allow the existing fish to form a cycle of breeding that is self-perpetuating. Meetings of the Friends of Cadiz Springs are held on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm at Trailside Inn in Browntown, or in warmer weather at the east shelter in the park.

CheeseCity Xtreme (CCX) Radio Control Racing Club

High end radio control cars and trucks that are capable of 60 plus miles per hour and can get as high as 30 feet in the air off the jumps at the track. Always free to spectators. Racing most Saturdays in warmer weather, including 10 large races per year. Info: Ryan at 608-558-0668 or Tabbie at 608-214-0558.

Crazy Horse Campground

  • N3201 Crazy Horse Ln.
  • Brodhead, WI 53520
  • 608-897-2207

(canoe rental, shuttle, tubes and refreshments for sale, shuttle service)

Goetz Theatre

Three movie theatres offering the latest shows. Call 608.325.4545 for the 24-hour movie information hotline.

Green County YMCA

Day passes available for non-members: youth $5, students/seniors/military $8, adults $13, family $16. The facility includes a pool, fitness center, track and basketball gym.

Mike's Bike Haus

  • 480 - 14th Ave.
  • Monroe, WI 53566
  • 608.293.6791

Bike rentals, disc golf rental equipment.

Monroe Den

Roller skating on a wooden floor, lazer tag, birthday parties; also banquet hall for rent - with catering available. Contact new owner Jim Becker at 608.558.7008 for more information.

New Glarus Woods State Park

The New Glarus Woods State Park was established as a State Park in 1934. It is comprised of over 400 acres, which are predominately forest with approximately 80 acres of prairie. Because of its hilly terrain, most of the park was never logged, leaving many trees untouched, some of which are over 250 years old. Six trails wind throughout ranging from .2 miles to 4.2 miles, totaling 7.3 miles. There are 18 drive-in campsites and 14 walk-in sites along with 6 group sites available for groups of up to 25 people.

S&B Tubing

  • 100 East Main St.
  • Albany, WI 53502
  • 608-862-3933

(canoe, tube, paddle boat and cooler rental, refreshments for sale, shuttle service)

Sky-Vu Drive In

Enjoy a movie under the stars at this outdoor drive-in movie theatre.

Sugar River Raceway

  • N2236 Mt. Hope Road
  • Brodhead, WI 53520
  • 608.897.2898

Sugar River Raceway is a half-mile long paved asphalt road course designed and built specially for go-karting. The track has been in continuous operation since 1959, and is owned and operated by the Fairman family. It takes its name from the Sugar River, which borders the property on the north and east sides. Weekly race programs are run April through October. The track is open during the week for both private and open practice sessions.

A complete kart shop is located on site that offers retail and mail order sales of go-karts and go-kart parts. Private dates are also available for outings in which our facilities, karts, and safety gear are made available to corporations, clubs, or organizations.

Sugar River Sports

  • 7008 Little Lakes Rd.
  • Belleville, WI 53508
  • 608-424.6045

Outfitter - call for details.

Sweet Minihaha Campground

  • N4697 Hwy. E
  • Brodhead, WI 53520
  • 608.862.3769

Canoe and tube rental (quantity discount on 8 or more tubes; also discount offered for those camping on site), refreshments for sale, shuttle service.