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Holiday Bonspiel

December 22, 2016

Sheet, stone, house, counter… While these terms could easily refer to the work we do on a daily basis, in this case they refer to the sport of curling. For the DeForest Architects’ Reindeer Games this year, we gathered our colleagues and family members for a fun session at Seattle’s Granite Curling Club.

Few of us were legitimately prepared for the athletic feats that are required of the sport. Imagine holding a position somewhere between a lunge and a plank, with the front foot on a material made to be as slippery as can be and with each hand holding a different object, then releasing the stone from one hand, all while hovering in motion over the ice as delicately as possible. The sweeping part of the game was a little easier to grasp and it was excellent for staying warm in the chilly room, but its power to guide the stone remained elusive to most of us. There were a few spills, but all in all the DA crew took on this new activity with gusto, grins and grace.

Happy Holidays from DeForest Architects!

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Michael aiming for the house while Janie sets up on the hacks

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Group 2 laying brushes down on the button as they break for refreshments