WELCOME TO OUR CLUB
Since it opened on November 25th 2000, the priority of the Club has been to enjoy the game of curling. To that end, it is hoped that the following information may be of assistance to anyone thinking about “hurrying hard”!
The curling season begins in September with our annual wine & cheese registration. Information packages are made available along and there is an opportunity to meet each of the league representatives and get answers to any questions you may have.
For new members to the club there is a 25% discount for the first year. You may sign up for participation in 2, 3 or more leagues a week at reduced rates. Many choose to play twice a week. All ladies signing up for at least one league are invited to join the “Ladies - learn to curl clinics” held on Tuesday mornings which is included as part of their membership.
An attempt has been made to offer as great a variety as possible. Leagues range from mixed to ladies, to mens, to a Friday night mixed curl and dine. There are competitive leagues and those where the social aspect is emphasized more. For example, someone new to curling, and the area, may be interested in the Monday and Thursday day curling which has a tag format draw system. In this format all the names of the players attending that day are mixed up and drawn to form the team for that day. As a result, you generally play with different team members each time and therefore meet more people.
The only equipment encouraged is a pair of curling shoes which are required to play as safe as possible and a curling broom for sweeping. An entry level set can be bought for approx. $150.00. from our pro shop.
Following registration in September the regular season starts on or around October 15th. There usually a practice and clinic week preceding the beginning of league play. This year, a time will be set aside for a “New Curler’s Clinic” that will discuss and answer questions pertaining to the rules, equipment, curling format, including curling with a stick for those with back or hip problems; followed by some on-ice instruction. You may also want to review this document that describes the game. Hopefully this will make the transition to regular curling as seamless as possible. Further information on the “New Curler’s Clinic” will be available at the wine & cheese registration.
During the spring and summer the Curling Club is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for shuffleboard.
If you have any questions the co-managers, Linda Corkum and Brian Flintoff are available (705-686-3946) to answer them or help you with equipment or hall rentals.