By Times & Transcript

Moncton boasts three curling clubs ready to accommodate the newcomer, the novice and the experienced curler, whether there as an individual or as part of a group.

The Curling Beauséjour Club at 80 Lockhart Ave. (857-4285) is the first to launch its new season and already held a training camp for both beginners and those players looking to improve their game.

The club will be holding its next eight-week training program for beginners next month.

Moncton’s other clubs are the Beaver Curling Club at 70 Capitol Ave. (382-6412) and the Moncton Curlers Association facility at 358 Lutz St. (855-6019).

The Beaver Curling Club is launching its new season on Oct. 12 with start of league play on Oct. 19.

The Moncton Curlers Association is launching its new season Oct. 10 with two weeks of clinics beginning that week.

Each club has a weekly schedule for different groups and different levels of play, from the “Little Rocks” aged five or six years and juniors from 10 to 20 years to the adult and seniors in men’s and women’s and mixed play.

The clubs also provide the necessary gear to curl for those individuals who wants to try out the sport before decision whether or not to join. The only cost is a small fee, usually around $8, for use of the ice.

Participants should wear a fall jacket and sneakers if they want to try curling, said one club official.

Anyone not a member should contact the club to find out when is the best time to try out. Groups are also welcomed.

Each rink has five ice sheets which may not all be in use at one time. Also, the clubs will often have someone on hand to provide a few pointers to the newcomers

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