A Sept. 15, 2012 curling event will raise money for the Maricopa County Bar Association.Maybe it’s the unending Arizona heat. Or maybe it’s the curious U.S. affinity for most all things Canadian. Whatever it is, I am strongly considering taking to the ice to aid access to justice.

At an event in one month, on September 15, a select few will stroll onto an ice rink in a fundraiser for the Maricopa County Bar Foundation. And once they’re on the ice, they get to … curl.

Not up on your curling? Let Professor Wikipedia help you out. As the incredibly long and detailed “curling” entry opens:

“Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four rings. It is related to bowls, boule and shuffleboard. Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called “rocks,” across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice.”

The whole entry is here.

In a heat-defeating decision, the Foundation paired with the Coyotes Curling Club, and they decided that people may like supporting access issues. But they may like it even more if they can be cool and push huge and heavy stones about on the ice.

Well, that didn’t come out quite right, but you get the point. Oddly enough, Sisyphus faced an endless struggle to push a boulder up a hill. But you may be able to lighten others’ load by putting some muscle into a granite disk.

The chilly and fun opportunity is limited to the first 50 registrants—and no skates are involved! Shall I go? Will you?

Let me know.

Here is the registration form.

More about the Maricopa County Bar Foundation is here. And show a little warmth by liking the Coyotes Curling Club on Facebook.

And here is the location, and a map:

The Ice Den

9375 East Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260