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An Introduction to Curling

About Armstrong & District Curling Club

The Armstrong & District Curling Club is located at 3315 Pleasant Valley Road, within the IPE fairgrounds and just behind Centennial Hall, so we have lots of space for parking! We have been at this location since 1967 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 for seniors 50+,  and a focused Learn To Curl program. We have certified trained coaches who can provide instruction and welcome new curlers of any age. If you have joint problems or mobility issues and can’t deliver your rocks “out of the hack” as you see on television, we can show you how to deliver rocks using a “stick”, in which you stay standing and walk out to the release line. 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 with a 3 day historical Homecoming Event.  In 1897 some enterprising men got together and formed a curling club, making use of different barns and warehouses until 1930 when a 2 sheet rink was built on Patterson, near the Blue Hotel.  This was our home until 1967 when our present 3 sheet rink was built, with renovations occurring in 1975, the late 1990’s and again in 2016. We have an active membership ranging between 225 to 250.   Although our club is steeped in history we are leaping into the next century and attracting new generations to the fun sport of curling! Read more

Our Fall Season is well underway!

Armstrong & District Curling Club is excited to invite you to our 2018/2019 Season!!  

The Seniors League resumes on Tuesday, October 9th with the evening leagues resuming on Tuesday evening.

UPCOMING EVENTS –  The Ladies Bonspiel is on November 23rd to 25th with a Rocking (Roarin’) 20’s theme.  This is always a good time and I heard a rumour of karaoke?  The following weekend, Nov 30 to Dec 2, is the Senior Men’s Pot of Silver Bonspiel.  Our Tuff Spiel this year is on Dec 29th.  This is a challenge that puts player against player and players keep playing as long as they continue to win. It can be a grueling day but fun to watch!

This fall we again started our 10 week ADULT TRY CURLING PROGRAM, on Mondays from 5 pm to 6:30 commencing October 15th and it is well underway with participants into playing games now and doing very well. We offer this every fall for anyone looking for in-depth instruction.  We also introduced Mixed (Open) Doubles curling on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30.   Contact Terri Nicholson at 250-546-2800 for details on these and other programs, or go to our Facebook page.

We are taking names now for the seniors league beginning the first Tuesday in Janaury when we re shuffle teams. Let us know what position you want to play and we will do the rest. Our evening leagues: Ladies on Monday and Wednesday, Mixed/Open Doubles on Tuesday, Men’s on Thursday and Mixed on Friday are full but we can take your name as a spare and possibility of getting on a team in January. Contact the club to register.  Curling is the most affordable winter sport of all and you will find our rates very competitive.  Come on down and get ready for a Fun Season!

Sponsors Rock!

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

For more information on sponsorship please contact Terri Nicholson at: terricn@hotmail.com