By Revelstoke Times Review

Sweep! Sweep! Hard! Great shot! This must be curling – one of Canada’s national sports. Many good curlers have been introduced to this sport at our local curling rink. They were introduced to the game while still in elementary school, followed their interest through high school, into adult life, and many are still playing the game as seniors. Young curlers have proudly represented Revelstoke at bonspiels and championships across the province through which they have built confidence and self esteem.

The Revelstoke Curling Club is hosting a new Junior Curling program. They have received a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust which was used to purchase curling equipment – brooms, sliders, grippers and timers. This equipment will be used by the curlers in the Junior Curling program.

The club is encouraging children, grade four and up, to come out and try curling. Junior Curling is scheduled on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon and will run from October 17 to December 19. The cost is $25 per child and $5 for each additional sibling. Children don’t need to bring any equipment but are expected to bring clean footwear.

You can register for curling from September 29 to October 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Revelstoke Curling Club, which is located in the Revelstoke Forum building.

Curling is an opportunity to have fun, to meet new people, to learn new skills including team work and to be physically active. For further information, contact Barry Konkin at (250) 837-4553.

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