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 2020/2021 Season will begin right after the Thanksgiving weekend.  Watch this page for updates

The Board has been working over the summer to develop a plan for reopening, amid the pandemic, so we can curl and socialize in a safe and healthy manner.  Whereas nothing is fool proof, with everyone’s help and cooperation we feel we can make this happen

NOTE:  YOU CAN NOW ACCESS ALL OUR DOCUMENTS REGARDING RETURNING TO CURL BY CLICKING ON THE NEW COVID-19 TAB.  BE ADVISED, THAT AS THINGS CAN CHANGE, THESE DOCUMENTS WILL BE UPDATED ACCORDINGLY.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

REGISTRATION

Pre-registration will be taken at the Armstrong Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept 12, 2020.  We can only accept exact cash or cheque for payment at this one.

Registration will not be on one night with free wine and cheese as we usually do. This year we are spreading it out over a period of 6 days so that we won’t generate a crowd and have time to explain new procedures to everyone.

Registration will take place from September 14 to 20 between the hours of 10am and 2 pm.  We can accept cash, cheque, debit card or charge card for payment.

-We do plan to offer a full roster of leagues, with some modifications.

-We will offer our Try Curling Program, a 9 week set of lessons for new curlers, but registration will be limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

Snow birds!  If you have been away from curling because you normally travel to warmer climes over the winter, and find you cannot do so this year, we welcome you back! Need a brush up? Contact the club to arrange a one on one lesson with one of our coaches.  Need more than a brush up?  Sign up for our Try Curling Program.

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