Curling season about to sweep into Castlegar

Anticipated start date for league play is Monday, Oct. 21.

Curling rocks

The Castlegar Curling Club has been a fixture in the community for more than 50 years and things are about to get rocking again on another season.

“For our first league play we are targeting Monday, Oct. 21 and flooding of the ice should start on the 12th,” said Ron Anderson, curling club president. “We’ve got a mixed club, mens club, ladies club and retirees. The retirees historically have been growing and they make room for anybody. The ladies are running two draws on Tuesday and Thursday and the men have two early draws and then also have a late draw for any excess as well.”

Anderson said the club is focussed on rebuilding the ranks of the mixed league, which is essentially open to anyone.

“We call it mixed but really what it is is open curling,” he said. “Let’s get everyone in the community out and it’s less competitive and more fun.”

Anderson said kitchen facilities have been upgraded, using funds from each of the clubs and money through a community grant from Columbia Basin Trust. The club is also home to four sheets of ice, locker rooms and has both a lower and upper viewing area. The upstairs lounge provided the best view and features a bar, fireplace, and washrooms.

“It should be a little better for people who want to rent the facility,” he said.

The Castlegar Curling Club, at 937 Columbia Avenue right beside Pioneer Arena, can be reached at 250-365-6666.

 

 

Just Posted

Kootenay Lake ferry to shut down Saturday afternoon

Service to resume Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m.

PHOTOS: Nelson climate strike packs downtown to demand action

An inter-generational crowd staged a ‘die-in’ as part of the global strike Friday

PLACE NAMES: Warfield neighbourhoods

Beaver Bend took its name from a CBC Radio series

Woman stabbed in downtown Nelson

Victim is in hospital, suspect is in police custody

Kootenay-Columbia incumbent MP responds to Trudeau brownface scandal

Stetski proud of NDP leader Singh’s reaction, which focused on people not power

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor World Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Iconic 90s TV show ‘Friends’ celebrates 25th anniversary

The iconic, decade-long television show aired its first episode 25 years ago today

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

Most Read