The Barriere Curling Rink has delayed their opening by a couple of days, according to Brian Bondar, the new president of the Curling Club.
“A leaky valve on the ice making compressor has given us some problems and it took a couple of days to get it sorted out,” said Bondar, “However, the ice making plant is operating now and we started flooding the rink last Wednesday.”
The open house for beginner curlers on Wednesday, Oct. 17, was postponed and will be included in the Free Fun Night. The Curling Club will hold the Free Fun Night this Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., for people of all ages to mix and mingle.
This is a great opportunity to try out the curling ice before the regular season begins.
There will be a skills competition, for a free turkey to the person who can throw a rock closest to the centre of the rings.
Curling is a sport that people can learn at any age and any ability.
There is equipment available at the Curling Rink for anyone to use that may have bad knees or backs that allows them to deliver the rock comfortably.
Coaching and instruction is available at the Fun Night and upon request. The Curling Club invites everyone to come out and enjoy this great winter activity.
The regular Adult Leagues will start the week of Oct. 22, and will include: Ladies on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Seniors on Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Men on Thursdays at 7 p.m., and Mixed on Fridays at 7 p.m.
Registration occurs at the Fun Night on Oct.19, or on the first day of league play. You may also call Brian or Susan at 250-672-5334, or Laura at 250-672-1924.
As of last Monday, the Ladies League has six teams registered and there is room for more teams or individuals.
There will be youth curling this year which will include: Junior Youth from 7 years old to Grade 7, and Senior Youth from Grade 8 to 12.
As well, the Curling Club has hosted Physical Education Classes from the High School and will offer those again this year. There will soon be notices at the schools regarding dates and times for these programs.
The Curling Club is also hosting a SPOOKTACULAR BINGO at the Legion Hall on Oct. 27, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Look for additional information on posters around town and advertising in this newspaper.