Free curling in Wilkie this season

By Matt Kelly
September 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

Curling returns to the ice this year in Wilkie and it’s going to be free to play all season.

The Wilkie Curling Club is returning back to its home sheets this season after the fire on Oct. 9, 2015 caused serious damage to the Wilkie Community Centre and arenas. Curlers, hockey players and other members of the community were forced to find other accommodations for their activities over last season.

Executive for the Wilkie Curling Club Tracy McKenzie said the fees aren’t being charged in an attempt to bring back the curlers forced out and maybe attract some new ones.

“We want get back our existing members and hopefully some new members to come on out and enjoy the great game of curling,” she said.

McKenzie said being back in the Wilkie arena this season is a sense of relief for the curlers.

“We had a number of teams that went out of town and we were thankful for the communities around Wilkie that took us in, but we’re hoping to get back and be a viable strong organization again.”

McKenzie added the curling is free for all ages and the plan is for the curling season to start on Nov. 1 and end at approximately the end of February or the early part of March.


Matt Kelly is battlefordsNOW's town municipal affairs and community reporter. He can be reached at [email protected] or tweet him @mattjkelly2.


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