Enjoy the summer!
Enjoy the summer!
Congratulations to the team of Mitch Stephen, Dan Byers, Fred Jansma, Debbie Valickis (Rose Pearson spare) who placed 1st in the Best Ever bonspiel. Runner up in the A event was the team of Ron Draper, Lolita Mitchell, Shawn Wylie and Karen Draper.
The winning team of the second or B event was Lynn Bartlett and her team of Dustyn Debruin-McCready, Linda Boore and Rick Bartlett. Runner up was Jim McGregor and his team of Kim Burk, Jacob Dobson, and Fred Nurnberger.
The winning team of the third or C event was Don Wetmore and his team of Garth Krieger, Joan Hawley and Len Salvatori. Runner up was Don Hillaby and his team of Stephanie Kuno, Eric Hussey and Dan McCombe.
The winning team of the fourth or D event was Kent Milford and his team of Ginny Carmichael, Carol Krieger and Andy Valickis. Runner up was Steve Colliver and his team of Eva Griffith, Keith Clarkson and Bill Keevil.
A huge thank you to all our spares who certainly helped all our teams throughout this bonspiel. As well, thank you to John Watson and the ice team of Ron Draper and Mitch Stephen.
Check out the picture gallery on the website for more pictures.
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:
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!