Curling Club league play opens two weeks earlier this year

The Fort St. John Curling Club welcomed members to the rink for league play on October 8, after press time, to kick off the 2019-20 season. If it seems a bit early for curling, that’s because it is.

The club didn’t begin the season until October 25 a year ago after a series of delays, and it was important to the club’s executive that they make it up to members this year.

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“Last year was unfortunate and our members didn’t get their full bang for their buck. (Ice maker) Jeff Holland has put a lot of time into getting the ice ready in time and we can’t wait to start curling again,” said Fort St. John Curling Club General Manager Trudy Mitchell.

Mitchell admitted that the earlier start time seemed to throw off curlers this year, and she was hard at work last week making sure everyone got their registration in on time and was aware that the start of the season was upon them.

The club will hold three weekly league nights again — ladies on Tuesday, mixed on Wednesday, and men’s on Thursday — and is hoping to host junior nights and “Try It” sessions again, although those haven’t yet been scheduled.

The club’s first social night of the year will take place Friday, October 19 at 6 p.m., with the AGM at 7:30 p.m.

“It will be a short meeting to welcome members back and inform them of the financials and health of the club,” Mitchell said.

The club will be open for double’s play on October 19 as part of the Fort St. John Rotary Club’s Pints for Polio event. 

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