The winning team of the first Famous Fritz Open Meatspiel held Saturday

The winning team of the first Famous Fritz Open Meatspiel held Saturday

Busy season underway at Creston Curling Centre

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The Creston Curling Centre is off to another great start to the season, and it looks like another exciting year is in store on the best ice in the Kootenays. League play kicked off the week of Oct. 13 and things are getting into full swing now.

The junior curling program began its third year on Nov. 18, and it’s great to have the kids coming out to learn a great game.

There will be a four-week new curler clinic beginning Jan. 6 with a registration fee of $25. If you’ve ever been interested in learning the game this would be a perfect introduction.

The club held the first ever Famous Fritz Open Meatspiel on Saturday, with the Ronmark rink coming in first place. There was also a “turkey shoot” in which players all got to throw a rock and whoever was closest to the frozen turkey ended up winning it. This was a fun way to kick off the bonspiel season for some of our local teams, and we extend our appreciation to sponsors Famous Fritz and Century 21 Veitch Reality.

The rink also just held the seniors mixed bonspiel from Nov. 17-19, and look forward to the 52nd ladies Valentine Bonspiel Feb. 6-8 and the 70th men’s Butterfly Bonspiel March 5-8.

We are also very excited to announce the B.C. high school provincials will be played on our ice Feb. 18-21. Make sure to come out to watch the bright future stars of our game, and support high school athletes from across B.C.

For more information on the club, visit crestoncurling.com.

—BY ANDREW McINNIS