New curling and ax throwing facility opens in Novi | Culture | Detroit

click to enlarge Novi's new HUB Stadium is the only place in Michigan where the general public can try curling.  - COURTESY PHOTO

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Novi’s new HUB Stadium is the only place in Michigan where the general public can try curling.

We have to admit that we were absolutely fascinated by the strange sport of curling while watching the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, where players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target, using tools to guide the movement of the stone. subtly altering the surface of the ice.

Well now we, and you, can prove it. A new $10 million facility called HUB Stadium in Novi bills itself as the only place in Michigan for the general public to try curling. While there are other facilities in Michigan that offer curling, those are clubs that require memberships. HUB Stadium allows walk-ins.

HUB Stadium also has a location in Auburn Hills, but the Novi location (located in the former Lucky Strike bowling alley on Fountain Walk) is the first to offer curling.

The 70,000-square-foot facility includes six curling sheets. It also boasts 22 ever-trendy ax throwing stands, though HUB Stadium uses high-tech projection mapping to make its ax throwing what it bills as “the first interactive ax throwing kiosk in the country.” , which projects games and scores onto the boards. The facility also includes eight soccer bowling alleys, made popular by Detroit’s Fowling Warehouse.

The HUB Stadium will also include a restaurant and bar, dubbed the Concession Stand, serving what it calls “a travel-influenced menu focused on fire-enhanced cuisine and the freshest ingredients.”

The facility opens on Monday, May 23. A portion of the proceeds from the grand opening week will be donated to the Novi Athletic Boosters.

HUB Stadium is located at 44325 W. 12 Mile Rd., #H-160, at Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk. More information is available at

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