The Parksville Curling Club’s 2022-23 season will soon be underway.
Registration is now open for the season and the club is inviting more juniors from ages 10 to 18 years old (Grades 5 to 12) to come out and join. The juniors begin play on Monday, Oct. 3 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Instructors Jim Powell, and Janet Suter will help novice and experienced youth curlers. They will explain the game, conduct various drills to improve deliveries and instruction during ends of play.
“We want to get the word out that junior curling is happening and it starts Oct. 3,” said Powell, who has been involved with the PCC junior curling for seven years. “We are looking for more members. We probably have some comeback and we always do. We use to have around 20 to 25 juniors and now we’re down to around 12 to 15.”
The juniors can form teams to compete in fun bonspiels in Parksville Qualicum Beach as well as in Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Courtenay.
Those interested in joining the club can register online at https://parksvillecurling.com/ They can also do it in person at the Parksville Curling Club by seeing club manager Zack Kozak from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or phone 250-248-3764. They can also do on the first day of curling on Oct. 3 but you have to come in early to fill out forms.
Registration is also open to the older divisions and the club hopes more players will come out to curl for the Wednesday Afternoon Ladies Out of the Hat league, the Thursday Morning Mixed Out of the Hat league and the Friday Night Recreational League. They can register at https://parksvillecurling.com/
The club is again staging its Learn to Curl Clinics, which is set to happen on Sept. 24. The goal is to teach the basics of the game. There will be two sessions. One for regular curlers and the other is for stick curling. For more information and to register go the club’s website.
The club is holding an Interclub Bonspiel, a new event, taking place Oct. 1-2 at the rink. It’s designed to have club members meet and curl with people they do not normally curl with or reconnect with some you haven’t seen for a while. For more information please contact Bruce Feltham at email@example.com
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