From left to right, Catriona Lowe, Joel Vos and Karen Noyes sweep in front of the stone during a curling demonstration on Sunday for the Homer Hockey Association’s Kevin Bell Appreciation Day. -Michael Armstrong-Homer News

Sliding the stones

About 20 people showed up Sunday to try out the sport of curling at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena, part of Kevin Bell Appreciation Day events. A Homer Curling Club is being formed, with appeals to buy a set of curling stones, about $5,000 for 16 used stones. Curling involves sliding stones toward a painted circle. “It’s like darts, but with 46-pound pieces of granite,” said Joel Vos, one of the organizers. To donate or for more information on the club, call Ted Otis at 399-7339.

Michelle Hatten throws a stone during the curling demonstration. Hatten improvised a curling shoe by wrapping duct tape around the shoe.

Liz Diament laughs as she throws a stone during a curling demonstration on Sunday. Diament slid the stone right on the center, or button, of the circular target. -Michael Armstrong-Homer News