Posts Tagged ‘Around the House’
Listen! Can you hear it? That’s the sound of skips calling and rocks sliding on the ice as another season gets underway. Ice techs, club managers, league conveners, coaches, and curlers of all ages – let’s not forget fans, too – are ramping up for the 2013-2014 season.
As the closing banquet for my Wednesday night league at the Guelph Curling Club wrapped up last spring, I remember looking at the pools of water covering the melting ice in the darkened ice house. The end of the season. Time for summer.
In some parts of the country the leaves are still falling, and in others, the snow shovels are in action – it’s curling season from coast to coast.
It’s the nightmare that no curling club ever wants to experience: on September 25, 2007, the Windsor Curling Club in Windsor, Nova Scotia, burned to the ground.
In September 2011, icemakers went to work at the Club de Curling Valleé de la Gatineau/Gatineau Valley Curling Club in Maniwaki – for the very first time.