Curling well underway

Barriere Curling Leagues began last week with membership up from last year

The Barriere Curling Club hosted a curling clinic on Nov. 3

The Barriere Curling Club hosted a curling clinic on Nov. 3

By Susan Bondar

The ice technicians have done a great job of creating first class ice surface at the Barriere Curling Club.  There were some problems with the compressor, but that has now been repaired and is working well.

Our Curling Leagues began last week with membership up from last year.  However, there is still room in all the leagues for others to join in.

The Curling Club hosted a curling clinic on Nov. 3, for new and experienced curlers.

Darin Underhill was the coach, and it was great to see so many new curlers come out to the clinic.  Underhill taught the participants about equipment, sweeping and delivery.

The Curling Club is in need of curling equipment. Do you know of any retired curling equipment out there?  Check your closets and basement for equipment you don’t think you will use anymore.   We can have someone pick it up if required, or the donated equipment can be dropped off at the Curling Rink.

Youth curling begins soon, and some of these young curlers could probably benefit from borrowing equipment.

Youth curling begins the week of Nov. 19, and is broken into two divisions: Youth from ages seven to Grade 7 will be on Mondays, and a league for students from Grades 8 to 12.  Watch for notices sent out at both schools for further information and registration.

Family Curling is about to begin also.  It will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and starts on Nov. 24.  There will be some coaching available each Saturday.