22 Lansdowne St.,
Sackville, NB
E4L3Y9

Sackville Curling Club

22 Lansdowne St.,
Sackville, NB
E4L3Y9 

 SCC November Newsletter 2016

Registration night at the club

Registration for the 2016/7 season was held at the club the evenings of October 11th and 20th with mail in registrations also possible.  New this year is a waiver form which all curlers are asked to sign.  Also Grand Draw tickets were for sale at registration so folks could get their lucky number early.  Final membership numbers are not yet in but Little Rocks has doubled their members -- great for the future of curling ! 

 Photo above:  Membership Director Cathy Johnston with Sharon MacIntyre.  

Glow in the Dark Curling

Our games director, Julia Hunter, and her games committee is VERY active this year with lots of fun ideas to get everyone out socializing and, oh yes, curling.  A dozen players turned out for the first event of the year - Glow Stick Curling, held just before Hallowe'en.  The rink was somewhat dark and the skips broom could be seen by its eerie glow. 

Christmas Craft Show and Dessert Cafe

This year the Christmas Craft Show and Dessert Cafe was held the first weekend in November with profits for the club  higher than last year by about $600.  Thanks to Sheila Reyno and her committee and to all members of the club for once again pitching in and making this event a big success. Watch for next years show on Nov.3 and 4, 2017.

New league this season:  Mixed Doubles

This year a mixed doubles league has been added to the mixed curling menu.  So far this Sunday night league has 8 teams with 2 teams having a bye each week.  The players are enthusiastic about this new format and challenge.  The rules are different, the strategies keep you on your toes and there is something mysterious about what those dimes in the ice this year are for. For further information contact Julia Hunter

 

Coming Events

  • November 25:  Bring a Friend to Curl Day
  • December 7,8  Masters Plus
  • December 10,11,16 Travelers
  • December 17- look for a fun event
  • December 31 - New Years Eve party at club

Beginner Clinics 

Clinics for members new to curling or looking to brush up their skills were held on Tuesday October 25 from 7 to 9 pm and Sunday October 30 from 2 to 4 pm. About 8 curlers showed up for each clinic.  Thanks to instructors Morris Carter, Dave Weeks, Julia Hunter and Gloria Turner for giving their time to this worthwhile project.  



Skills development

This year the Player Development Team is hoping to hold Skills Clinics about once a month throughout the year to provide an opportunity for curlers to improve their game.The first was held on November 19th focussing on "Delivery Part 1" and including help for both regular and stick  curlers.  The planned ratio is one instructor for 4 participants to follow the curriculum outlined on the Curl Canada Website.   Stay tuned for future skills development opportunities.


 

Visitors to our rink

Besides hosting curlers from other clubs, SCC has visits from local schools such as Marshview Middle School who recently visited for an afternoon.  As well, every year Massie students from Mount Allison visit to learn a bit about the roaring game and try it out for themselves.  Lots of fun and laughter!