Youth rock at Four Foot Curling Camp

Close to 60 youth from all across B.C. spent four days on ice in Parksville.

Josh Jensen

Josh Jensen

Close to 60 youth from all across B.C. spent four days on ice in Parksville.

Curling ice, that is.

They were taking part in the fourth Four Foot Curling Camp in Parksville (it has been on the Island  for years prior to moving to Parksville in 2008). The camp is run by Elaine Dagg-Jackson, a national women’s team curling coach. She brought in some top national-level curlers as speakers and instructors for the camp — which started last week with 60 adults (see story in last Friday’s News or online at www.pqbnews.com).

With a focus on skills and mechanics for novice curlers or those with more experience, the camp is popular in Western Canada and draws youth and their families into the city for a little summer ice work.

The goal of the camps, said Dagg-Jackson, is to help build a life-long love of the sport.

The youth participants wrapped up the camp with a few games on Sunday, and then it was off home for the rest of the summer. For details, visit www.fourfootcurling.com.