The 100 Mile House Curling Club is making the game easier for new members by introducing a new fun league that will be starting on Jan. 11 and finishing in early March.
“Instead of the usual eight ends, we will start out the beginners with four ends to break them in gently,” explains club spokesperson Wayne Venos. “There are coaches provided by the Curling Club to instruct the curlers. We will also provide brushes and sliders to get them started. In the way of equipment, the curlers are asked to provide clean, soft-soled footwear like athletic running shoes or boots.”
Teams will need to have a full four person rink to get involved and the club will facilitate organizing the teams, Venos adds.
“This is a perfect opportunity for singles or couples to learn a game that is part of our Canadian heritage. Curling is a sport in which winning is not everything, but the camaraderie and friendships you make on and off the ice. It is a great way to get physically fit and to help out on those NewYear’s resolutions to improve your quality of life.”
For more information please contact Joanne at 250-395-2296 or Jim at 250-395-4237.
League standings as of Dec. 10:
Mixed: Ed Ney (15 points); Jim Mitchell (12); Bill Todhunter (8); Mel Dodge (7); Charlene Marshall (6); Richard Minato (5); Cathy Bernard (0).
Men’s: Ed Ney (16); Dustin Leduc (14); Jim Mitchell (12); John Atkinson (12); Dennis Gosselin (12); Gordon Smith (4); Chris Betuzzi (2); Dean McNabb (2).
Ladies: Hollis Ney (13); Lorraine Young (10); Marg Folk (9); Joanne Doddridge (9); Arlene Jongbloets (6); Deanna Zielke (4); Maria Hamilton (2).