New curling season about to rock the ice

Curling season is just around the corner for 2013-14.

Curling season is just around the corner.

Registration night saw new faces and many familiar faces.  Seven members of the board of directors hung up their broom and seven new members were elected for a two-year term.

During the annual general meeting, curling club manager Gary Stene recognized two volunteers for their outstanding contributions for last season. Kim Kirkham and Jack Walkey were presented with a volunteer-of-the-year certificate.

The season hits the ice on Oct. 15 and the club is offering two free learn to curl clinics, the first on Oct. 19 and the second Nov. 9. Both will be from 1 to 4 p.m.

For those interested in learning the game from scratch, there is a six-week beginners course/league on Sundays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for $62 starting Oct. 27. Participants will learn everything from delivery of the curling stone to sweeping, scoring, right up to strategy of game situations. All that is required is a clean pair of running shoes, warm stretchy clothes and a willingness to learn. Everything else is supplied.

The club also has plenty of room in its day and nightime leagues for new and returning curlers.

During the summer, the Penticton Curling Club revamped its website, www.pentictoncurlingclub.com, and encourages people to visit it for information or drop by during the day or call 250-492-5647 or email pentictoncurling@shawbiz.ca.