It’s a project we have told you about from the beginning-the new Wausau curling facility on the city's east side.
Construction has been underway for months now, and those in charge say they are excited with the progress. Members of the Wausau Curling Club have been working for more than a year to ensure their new facility will be one of the best in the country. The progress to date- displays all their hard work coming together.
The new building, which is located just off Kent Street on Wausau’s east side, is state of the art. Members say the old Marathon Park facility is showing its age and is hard to maintain.
The club's raised more than 3.5 million dollars from private donors to build this large structure. The building sits on an acre lot and will be home to eight sheets of Olympic size ice. It’s something that's expected to benefit the entire community.
Wausau Curling Club Vice President, Jeff Stubbe says, “Its a big quality of life issue. I mean, how many communities have a kayak course, a ski hill and a curling facility right in their town. This is a very unique community and I’d say this is an asset that is rounding out the community."
The land the facility sits on was donated- making the construction more affordable for the club. Construction crews have been working on the site for a few months. When the building is completed, it will be one of the largest curling facilities in North America.
The construction is set to be completed by sometime in November, a time the club says they cannot wait to see come.