This lovely poem embodies the spirit with which the Lake Placid Curling Club enjoys the sport of curling:
Love the game.
Love the game for the pure joy of accomplishment.
Love the game for everything it can teach you about yourself.
Love the game for the feeling of belonging to a group endeavoring to do its best
Love the game for being involved in a team whose members can’t wait to see you do your best
Love the game for the challenge of working harder than you ever have at something, and then harder than that.
Love the game because it takes all team members to give it life.
Love the game because at its best, the game tradition will include your contributions.
Love the game so much that you will pass on your love of the game to another athlete or child, who has seen your dedication, your work, your challenges, your triumphs….and then that athlete will, because of you, love the game.
Hopefully, everyone playing ANY sport can have the same sentiments.