Where do Harvard, Bowdoin, MIT, Unity, Colgate, Bates and Boston University all have in common?

Well, they all curl and they’re all curling against each other this weekend, March 3 and March 4 at Maine’s College Crash Spiel taking place in Belfast.

Maine only has one curling club and it’s where Bowdoin, Unity and Bates have been practicing all year since November. The Crash Spiel mixes it up a bit. It’s a concentrated competition, just 23 hours.

The Belfast Curling Club has three sheets of ice, so three games occur simultaneously starting Saturday, March 3 at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. There is plenty of parking. Visitors are always welcome to watch, and private (for eight) curling experiences can be arranged.

There is curling Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and also at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check out the Belfast Curling Club website: belfastcurlingclub.org for other competitions on weekends that you can watch.

The club pulls its ice on March 25, but starts up again around November 1. It has around 150 members. The club encourages interested parties to watch for the open houses in November and January and try it. In the meantime, people are invited to come out and watch college curlers play the game.