The Fort St. John Curling Club season is hoping for a January 2021 start for all club leagues, following Monday's council approval to replace a broken ice chiller.
In talking with the city and Yeti Refrigeration, the company installing the new ice chiller, club president Connie Richter is confident there will be ice by the middle of December.
"If all goes well, we will leave December open for people who want to practice or start playing a bit, and then start our leagues the first week of January," said Richter.
Richter said some members have decided to curl elsewhere for the season, and understands their decisions. However, she is pleased curlers will have a season of some kind in the city, even if it will be shorter than expected.
"Our hands were tied, there wasn't much we could do," Richter said, regarding the damage to the ice chiller and the decision to shut down the ice plant. "The city moved quickly and we are still wanting to curl this year."
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