With summer now officially ended and the cooler days of fall arriving, our minds turn to winter sports and the start of a new curling season.
The Metro Transit/Dartmouth Teachers Curling League gets underway on October 13. All games are played at the Dartmouth Curling Club, and additional information can be accesse3d by contacting Donna Keating at 469-2165.
Meanwhile, over in the Burnside Curling League (BCL), organizers are looking for people interested in joining this popular winter pastime. The co-ed league is open to all ages and no experience is necessary.
The BCL plays at the historic Halifax Curling Club and offers a wide range of experience within its membership; brand new curlers are welcomed just the same as experienced ones. If you wish to play, put a team together or submit your name and the League will find a team for you.
"Everyone is welcome!" says Tom Redford, league organizer. "Curling is a super social sport where you have fun and meet new people. It's even a great way for sales people to network!"
The League also has weekly 50-50 draws and a free pizza night before the Christmas/New Year break as well as the last night of the season.
The league plays each Tuesday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and is seeking two teams, spares and some full time players. Positions will fill up quickly... inquire soon if you are interested!
Curling begins with a Fun Night to meet new and returning players and some recreational time on the ice. The regular season commences the following week. Fees are $250 per person. There are free loaner brooms, sliders, etc. at the club, so no equipment is required. The league schedule provides approximately 20 nights of curling with a two-week break at Christmas. Visit the BCL online at http://burnsidecurling.teamopolis.com/league/default.aspx or contact Tom Redford at 453-3388 for more information.