Registration open for upcoming curling season
Tim Brody - Editor
Registration is now open for the 2021-22 curling season.
Curlers can register either online at the Sioux Lookout Golf and Curling Club’s website (https://www.slgcc.com) or by visiting the clubhouse starting at 5 p.m. Anyone planning on registering at the clubhouse is asked call in advance, 737-1800.
“This year, everyone registers as an individual curler as the fee structure has been revised. We would like all curlers to be registered and paid no later than October 25. League curling should start the week of November 1st,” shared Sioux Lookout Golf and Curling Club (SLGCC) Secretary of the Board and Club Delegate for Curling, JoAnne Van Horne.
COVID rules will apply this curling season including showing proof of vaccination and ID to participate on the ice.
The club is offering league curling in eight-week sessions, with session one running from November to January and session two running from January to March.
Monday will be Doubles League, Tuesday will be Men’s League, Wednesday will be Ladies League, Thursday will be Open Ice and Friday will be Mixed League.
“Doubles league is when there are two curlers on each team. It is a faster game and involves different rules. Mixed is the Friday night league that is a fun, non-competitive night out for any level of curler. There will be two draws every Friday night,” Van Horne explained.
SLGCC plans to offer learn to curl sessions the week of Oct. 25. Anyone interested is asked to watch the club’s Facebook page for details.
Van Horne said there are no plans at this time to offer an after-school youth curling program this winter.
“The ice plant was turned on over Thanksgiving weekend and there have been several dedicated volunteers there every day working hard, cleaning, painting, and flooding. Hopefully the ice will be ready for October 25,” Van Horne shared.
Asked about upcoming curling events, Van Horne said, “We do plan on having some fun curling events but it’s best to keep an eye on our Facebook page or stop by the club. When curlers register, please ensure we have your contact information so that you can be notified of any upcoming events.”
“We are really hoping we can have a normal curling season and that we have as many teams as last year and even more new curlers. We would like a few others to come forward to help with the curling season. Please indicate this on the registration form,” she concluded.