Monday, January 22, 2018
The Monday morning mixed league WILL PLAY this morning. Buses have been cancelled in the region as a precautionary measure. Drive safely and if you feel uneasy about coming to your game, please call your skip.
The Monday night Competitive league WILL NOT PLAY this evening. Right now, it's a snow event, however, the call is for freezing rain this evening. Dave Ogilvie will call all skips who will then phone or email their team. If you know of any spares, please let them know too.
It is also my understanding that the Monday Night Competitive league will play on Family Day evening.
The 59th annual Men's Skyline Bonspiel finished today with some outstanding results for our Haliburton Curling Club. With the superb direction of committee members, Kent Milford, Dave Moss, Don Wetmore, Steve Colliver and Russ Duhaime, 22 teams hit the ice on Friday January 19th and continued curling until Sunday afternoon.
Everyone had a great time with the hopes of returning next year to celebrate the camaraderie again. Ron Tenthowey amazed everyone with his culinery skills and provided outstanding breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The steaks from McFadden Meats was out of this world!
Winners of the A Event and the entire spiel was our own Haliburton team skipped by Mitch Stephen. Mitch had Russ Duhaime as his vice, Tyler Warham as second and Dustyn McCready-Debruin as lead. Congratulations! Eric Hussey also enjoyed having Mitch win as he won the Calcutta.
(From left to right) Russ Duhaime, Dustyn McCready-Debruin, Tyler Warham, Mitch Stephen and presenter for Curry Motors, Dave Moss
Winners of the C Event was another team from Haliburton skipped by Dave Moss for Darrell O'Neill, who unfortunately was injured after the first game. Darrell came to every game to support his team. Don Hillaby filled in the vice position. Congratulations!
(From left to right) Fred Jansma, Don Hillaby, Dale Walker (sponsor from Home Hardware), Rick Ashall, Dave Moss, Darrell O'Neill
Our own Steve Colliver brings his son, brother and nephew every year into this spiel. I think they have won every event and some more than once. This weekend they won the D Event. Congratulations!
(From left to right) Jesse (Steve's son), Steve Colliver, Art Dawson (sponsor), Chris Colliver (nephew), Brent Colliver(brother)
Many thanks to everyone who helped volunteer their time this weekend. You are fantastic! The drivers, kitchen help, ice team, John Watson, bartenders and all our wonderful sponsors of this event - Curry Motors, Haliburton TimbrMart, Home Hardware and Dawson Insurance.
Check out the picture gallery for more photos of this bonspiel.
All of us at the Haliburton Curling Club are getting geared up for another very successful season.
If you would like some more information and are interested in curling please call Sue Mason (705) 754-3742. If you are a first time curler and wish to get some information about our club and the sport of curling, then please call Sue or the curling club at (705) 457-2830.. We are honouring our $ 99.00 special for first time members. If you are an experienced curler and have never curled at our club this rate also applies to you.
The $99.00 special will give you one 8 week session in one league. A lot of our first time curlers choose this option to see if they like the sport or not. After the 8 weeks, you have a choice to join for one or more sessions and more than one league at the set rate.
The Haliburton Curling Club is a not for profit organization that serves the community and surrounding areas. We have a wonderful group of members that work together to have fun, get some exercise and promote the club to all their family, friends and neighbours. Our league descriptions are provided under the heading of Curling and League Information.
Session 1 - Monday, October 2, 2017 to Friday, November 24, 2017
Session 2 - Monday, November 27, 2017 to Friday, January 26, 2018
Session 3 - Monday, January 29, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018
The town of Haliburton offers a variety of opportunities for their residents to participate in during the fall and winter months. Curling is one of these activities and it is one of the most popular sports because both young and old can participate.
Our club is committed to getting future generations excited about curling and we offer an outstanding Youth program run by very talented volunteers. These members help teach and support each child in their development of the sport.
Haliburton curling club offers members a healthy cross section of recreational and competitive play by offering leagues that will satisfy their interests and abilities. Leagues are scheduled from Monday to Friday including day and night time curling. Check the website for league descriptions.
So, is it a good idea to join our club? Absolutely! We have divided the season into three sessions in order to meet your needs (ie. travel, job, health).
As our motto says, “Have fun, Meet friends, Keep fit and Stay active”.
Curling is a winter sport, played on ice. Ice is slippery, hard, cold, and wet. At Haliburton curling club, we strive to take the proper measures to ensure the safety of all our members. Every curler who steps foot on our ice should have a pair of grippers over their curling shoes to protect them from slipping on the ice. These grippers should not have any smooth surfaces on them or bits of rubber falling off. Always check the condition of your grippers and if needed, purchase a new pair from our supply at the bar. For a low cost of $ 15.00/gripper, you can ensure your safety. Be sure that your slider and gripper or shoes are clean and dry before stepping on the ice.
As well, we have all seen or heard of someone falling on the ice and unfortunately hitting their head. If you are concerned and wish protection, we sell protective head gear called "ice halos" that are light weight and comfortable. Most importantly they provide curlers with some confidence they need to stay on the ice. Ice halos do not make your head hot and the Velcro closures make it adjustable and secure.
The following are some other measures that each participant should practice for good ice safety:
- warm up before the game - stretching and warming muscles before going out on the ice can help prevent injury
- step onto the ice gripper-foot first - never use your slider foot to step onto the ice
- always be careful when stepping off the ice - always use your slider foot first
- the rule of thumb for your slider foot is LAST ON, FIRST OFF
- step off the platform onto a clear piece of ice. Avoid stepping over a rock
- avoid lifting a rock – you might lose your balance
- never stop a rock with your hand - your fingers can be crushed, especially if the rock hits another rock while you're trying to stop it
- never use your foot to stop a fast moving rock - you could lose your balance and fall. Use your broom to stop a rock
- watch for stray rocks
- keep your feet on the ice - avoid running or hopping. Walk or slide
- if you can't keep up with a fast moving rock while sweeping, just let it go. It's not worth the risk of falling.
- if you feel unwell and your balance is impaired, never go on the ice surface
Another important safety feature is to get yourself trained. At Haliburton curling club we offer training clinics before the curling season and throughout the year by our club coaches.
Let’s face it: curling ice is slippery and the possibility of falling is real, so protecting ourselves from injury is very important. Be aware! Go out and enjoy the sport, have a great game and stay safe!