Curling club sees keen interest

100 Mile Curling Club experience great growth in junior curling

The 100 Mile Curling Club has been virtually rocking since the start of the new season, which began in early October.

The Junior division has grown to eight teams, four of them with players under the age of 11 and four of them older than 11. Club president Joanne Doddridge says an increase in interest this year has resulted in the Junior program going from one day per week to two days.

With such strong numbers, it means that the club will be able to enter one girls’ team and two boys’ teams in the zone finals, which the 100 Mile club will be hosting in early January.

On Nov. 10, the girls had a chance to test the waters when they hosted the Prince George zone team for some exhibition play.

“It gave them a chance to get a feel for zone competition,” says Doddridge.

The curling club is busy most nights and some days with different league play.

As of Nov. 13, the Bill Pratt rink was the leader in the six-team Mixed league. Ed Ney sat on top of the seven-team Men’s league and the Hollis Ney rink was number 1 in the five-team Ladies’ league. The Credit Union is out in front in the six-team Business league.

The curling club facility includes an upstairs lounge with a kitchen, bar and dance floor which they rent out for functions. The added income helps to maintain the club.

Businesses can also purchase wall or ice embedded ads for a reasonable cost. To find out more about that, call Doddridge at 250-395-2296.