Junior curlers invade Castlegar club for bonspiel

Castlegar Curling Club held a fun curling bonspiel with teams from all over the region participating.

Helena Gray throws the rock as Jamie Horning gets ready to sweep during bonspiel action Feb. 25 at the Castlegar Curling Club.

Helena Gray throws the rock as Jamie Horning gets ready to sweep during bonspiel action Feb. 25 at the Castlegar Curling Club.

On Saturday, Feb 25th, the Castlegar Curling Club was a buzz with action as nine local junior curling teams from Castlegar, Trail, Salmo and Fruitvale engaged in some friendly competition at the annual Castlegar Junior Bonspiel.

Teams in both novice and intermediate divisions played three-four end games, accumulating points for each end won as well as for each game won.

The rink was full of smiles and action across all four sheets of ice throughout the day.

Team “Car-Ramrod” and “Umpherville” as the called themselves, reported that “They were having a blast” and “The atmosphere was really fun!”…making famous and wowing the crowd too with their “4 second take-out!” Other comments shared by other young curlers came from the two Cragg teams from Trail: It’s all about teamwork and not getting down on yourself. Try and try until you run out of rocks! Skylar from Salmo who played on a combined Castlegar/Salmo team said, “It is easy to join in” and “everyone should try curling.” Cayden from Castlegar and many others agreed “It’s a lot of fun and a great time!” “Bonspiels are the best and you get to meet lots of new people.”

To any youth, aged nine and up, who think they may be interested in learning how to curl, watch for the notices in the fall and come join us!