The first rocks on Fort St. John's new outdoor crokicurl rink will slide Saturday, February 9.
The rink is located on the old gymnastics building lot on 96 Avenue between the pool and arena. The sport is an all-ages mash-up combining crokinole and curling.
Using junior curling rocks, the game is played with two teams trying to score the most points. Contestants take turns sliding the rocks along the ice between wooden pegs. The person who throws their rock closest to the centre gets the most points.
Crokicurl: Click here for the rules of the game
The game has caught on in towns all across Canada over the last several years, and the city thinks it will be just as popular here in Fort St. John.
“This is a fun addition to our Winter City and just another reason why we are ranked as the best place to live in British Columbia,” Mayor Lori Ackerman said in a news release.
The game can be played daily between dawn and dusk while the rock cabinet is unlocked.
Check out a video below to learn more about the game, from a rink set up at The Forks in Winnipeg: