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49ers Winter Fest: Friday

Posted by Scott Kegley on March 18, 2011 – 5:11 PM

A snowstorm hit the Resort at Squaw Creek on Friday for the second day of the 49ers 11th Annual Winter Fest. But before the snow began to fall, several of the guests were able to partake in a curling tutorial with USA Olympians John Benton and Tracy Sachtjen.

“Curlers are really passionate about teaching, number one,” Benton said. “It’s great to get people who aren’t from the normal area of curling. It means that the sport of curling is growing and that’s awesome.”

Benton explained the history of the sport as well as some of the techniques for those sliding and sweeping. Even defensive line coach Jim Tomsula grabbed a broom and tried his hand as a sweeper.

“I’m going to sweep a little bit,” Tomsula said. “I do it a lot around the house. I have a lot of practice so I think I can bring that in here.”

After about and hour and a half of instruction, guests were able to view the Super Bowl rings of some of the 49ers alumni in attendance as well as attend a wine tasting seminar.

All money raised at the Winter Fest goes to the 49ers Foundation which keeps kids safe, on track and in school.

Below are a few of the photos from Friday:

Former 49ers defensive end Dennis Brown asked if there were Hall of Fame curlers. This, apparently, was the look he said he wanted on his Hall of Fame plaque.

Gold Rush cheerleader Grecia

Even the younger guests were able to try to throw the stones

Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula and I were a fearsome combination with the brooms

49ers Total Access host Joe Fonzi

Guy McIntyre proudly displays his Super Bowl rings.

Check back for more updates throughout the weekend.

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