Curling season in full swing

Curling season in Castlegar is off and running with all leagues started up and in action.

Walter Holuboff throws the rock as teammates Helga Skibinski and Lawrence Popoff get ready to sweep.

Walter Holuboff throws the rock as teammates Helga Skibinski and Lawrence Popoff get ready to sweep.

Curling season in Castlegar is off and running with all leagues started up and in action. The club has seperate leagues in junior, mixed, masters, mens and ladies.

There are 204 curlers in Castlegar and several more on the spare list ranging in age from eight to 85.

“We’ve got a very strong club. We’re doing very well,” said Bob Maloff,

“A lot of the seniors are really good volunteers. Everyone chips in and helps and that’s what makes the club a good viable club.”

The junior club has a strong base with around 20 curlers under 18 years-old.

The curling club is set to host several different bonspiels throughout the winter starting with the Junior Zone Championships take place at the rink on Dec. 10/11.

Other upcoming events are: 70+ Zone Championships, Jan. 6/7; 60+ Zone Championships, Jan. 27-29; Mixed Bonspiel, Jan. 20-22; Men’s Groundhog Bonspiel, Feb. 3/4; Masters Bonspiel, Feb. 9-11; Ladies Barbee, March 2-4.