Hard to believe that the curling season is fast approaching. After a long hot summer I am looking forward to a cool fall and the start of curling. I hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer and are ready to get their curling games back in shape.
The Board has been busy yet again planning for the upcoming season. We continue to look for ways to improve our club and make the curling experience enjoyable for all. We have undertaken a few more capital projects that we know will benefit all.
The backboards have been made larger and new carpet has been put down in this area. We are looking to have heaters installed in the ice area to improve the ice conditions as well as the comfort level for the curlers. Hopefully this will be done before the open house starts if not it should be in place by the start of the league play. We will have cameras in place over the ice surface to allow for better viewing for all spectators at various events. We are also looking to upgrade some of our washroom facilities. As you will see we have undertaken these projects and hope you will appreciate where some of your monies have been going to improve the curling experience.
The Open House will start on Oct. 2 to Fri. Oct. 5 -1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and then from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. also Oct. 9 to Oct. 13 at the same times ,and we encourage you to bring out a friend or two to try this great sport. For every new person you bring out your name will be entered into a draw for a fabulous prize, check in at the open house for details.
There are numerous leagues and opportunities to curl on different days and times. We are looking to a fresh new fun league on Fridays Nights, this should be a great night for curlers of all levels to come out and have fun while improving skills and enjoying great camaraderie. Again look for details at the Open House.
I want to thank all the Board Members for their hard work and time spent at meetings to keep our club operating as well as it does. I also want to thank all the curlers for making our club what it is. We look forward to growing and improving our club and want to welcome everyone back and for those who are new to the club welcome to the Welland Curling Club.
President, Board of Directors
Welland Curling Club