Curling leagues eager to get back on the ice

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With summer now officially ended and the cooler days of fall arriving...

Both Burnside based curling leagues return to the ice this month.

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 or contact Tom Redford at 453-3388 for more information.

Organizations: The League, Christmas/New Year

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