- Category: Local News
- Written by Barry Lamb
Curling clubs in Southwestern Manitoba are gearing up for what could be a busy winter.
Many communities are getting ready for league play to get underway.
Ken Hole is with the Boissevain Curling Club and he says they turned on their ice plant in mid October and hope to be playing the first week of November.
“The curling ice is going in as we speak and all things are a go so far.”
Covid 19 has prompted some protocol changes and Hole says things will be a little bit different on the ice. “There are some changes and they are pretty straight forward. The best thing is no sweeping because no more than one person is allowed to sweep at once. There are a few rules but I think we’ll manage just fine.”
Some clubs are reporting higher registration numbers and Ken Hole says that reflects the fact people aren’t heading out this winter and they are looking for something to do to pass the long winter months.
“People need to get off the couch every now and then and the curling rink is a good place to spend time and have some fun” said Ken Hole.
The ice will be painted this weekend and Ken Hole says plans are to have curling underway by early November.