Armstrong Curling Club

Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Armstrong and District Curling Club will take place on Saturday, March 12th, 2022, at the Curling Club.  The meeting will be held at 3:30 pm in the lounge. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for admittance.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the financial statements of the 2021 fiscal year, listen to staff and Board of Director reports and to select a new president and two directors.

The meeting will be followed by awards, Happy Hour and Hamburgers.

Hope to see you there!

December  2021 Update.

We are entering our last week of curling before the Christmas break. The usual Christmas traditions will be occurring. This week, evening league teams will bring snacks, and we will only play 6 ends and then, eat neat things. The Daytime curling leagues will have a Christmas luncheon on Friday, December 17th, at noon followed by a Seniors League meeting.  There will be one final day of Stick League curling on Monday, December, 20th and then an eleven day break until the Annual Tuff Spiel on New Years Day.

A club newsletter has been emailed to everyone and is also available to be read on this website in the News section.

Just a reminder that dues for the next half of the season should be paid during the week of January 3rd to 7th. Please keep an eye on your email and the club’s facebook page in case the Covid situation changes dramatically. Stay safe and look out for each other.

We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Armstrong Curling Club,  October 7th, 2021

Our club looking forward to opening this fall with full roster of leagues, including juniors, as Public Health Officer allows.  We have done many updates to the rink area including painting, new scoreboards and cameras positioned over the 6 houses.

This season’s games begin on the week following Thanksgiving day.  So the first Tuesday games will be on Oct 12, and so on.

PRACTICE ICE IS AVAILABLE: Friday, Oct 8th from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9; Saturday and Monday Oct 9 and 11 from 1 to 5.  Call the club at 250-546-9449 to book your half hour time slot.

Covid-19

The Armstrong Curling Club is open for business!  Masks are currently mandatory in our building unless seated at a table in the lounge or on the ice.  Physical distancing is recommended as are other Covid protocols such as handwashing and staying home if you are feeling unwell, even if you think it’s just a cold.

Members and visitors, age 12 and over, will need to show proof of vaccination.  We will ask for this at registration and for visitors/spectators, we will ask for this proof as you enter. We have long memories – you only need to show us once!

REGISTRATION – IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER. If you want to curl and have not yet registered please so do. We have to verify proof of vaccination and have waivers to sign in addition to the registration form.  Leaving this to the first game day will delay you getting out on the ice.

LEARN TO CURL – we will be offering lessons in our Try Curling Program for the low price of $100.  This 8 week program begins at 5:00 on October 18th, with final lesson  on December 6th.  Lessons are 1 1/2 hr long.  You will be instructed in safely and curling basics and techniques by our certified club coaches.  All you need is a clean pair of shoes (runners work nicely), layered clothing, and the desire to have fun!  We will provide you with a slider and grippers and a broom to use.  Everyone gets one free drink after Lesson 1.  Upon completion of the course,  if you decide curling is your game, we will do all we can to get you on a team in our January to March season.

About Armstrong & District Curling Club

The Armstrong & District Curling Club is located in the IPE Fairgrounds on Pleasant Valley Road. in downtown Armstrong.  We have been at this location since 1966 and our building has been through several upgrades and renovations over the years resulting in a modern and comfortable lounge, expanded kitchen and 3 sheet rink. Our active membership base is between 225 and 250 each year with evening leagues, day leagues, Stick Curling Leagues weekend bonspiels and competitions as well as a Junior Program! For folks who would like to curl but are a little cautious about just jumping in, we have a focused Learn To Curl program. We have certified trained coaches who can provide instruction and welcome new curlers of any age.  After having fun on the ice we invite you to join your teammates upstairs to the lounge for a great social experience! That is what curling is all about!

History

In 2017 the Armstrong & District Curling Club celebrated 120 years of curling in Armstrong!  Read more

Sponsors Rock!

A BIG Thank You to our Sponsors: Askews Foods,  Shepherds Home Hardware, Nelson’s Glass and Armstrong Regional Cooperative for your generous support!! Your help grows Curling in our Community!

An Introduction to Curling