Posts Tagged ‘curling club’
Boy grows up in a small Saskatchewan town and, of course, learns to curl at the local rink. Boy moves to big city, where he completes university, lands a job as an ice tech and, eventually, becomes a curling club general manager. Boy, all grown up now, moves back home to raise his young family. Where does he head? Straight to the local curling club, of course.
Twelve years ago, Winnipeg’s Eric Dawson and his friend Kevin Wiebe were thinking about doing something fun to spruce up the curling season in Winnipeg – something like, say, taking it outside and playing on the Assiniboine River. But the idea remained just that – a vague idea – until 2000, when Dawson’s father-in-law passed away unexpectedly as the result of a heart attack.
For many curling facilities across the country, April is the month of closing bonspiels, awards presentations and – for some – lacing up skates (instead of sliders) to destroy a season’s worth of pebbled ice.
Prince Edward Island has a reputation for developing some very fine curlers. One of the brightest stars to come from the Island is Erin Carmody.
Kim Perkins, Head Curling Professional at the Calgary Winter Club, wraps up the season with a few words of wisdom: