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Outdoor adventures in curling


It may not be the most optimal weather to deliver a rock to the house, but a group of curling enthusiasts didn't seem to mind.

"It is a beautiful day here in Kelowna," says Jock Tyre the manager of the Kelowna Curling Club. "It is not perfect for curling, but any day curling is better than a day at work."

Tyre is hoping he isn't the only one who thinks throwing a rock into the ring is worth getting a little wet, after the City allowed the curling club to set up a game for the first time ever on the Stuart Park Ice Rink.

"There is nothing really comparable, it is kind of like comparing a putting green to a pool table, it is a little challenging here, but you know if we had the right weather conditions we could probably do an outstanding job of making ice here."

But the perfect conditions will have to wait for next year. The ice rink will be closed today. However, there is hope this won't t be the last time the Kelowna Curling Club attempts this at the outdoor rink.

Peter Ellison, the President of the Kelowna Curling Club, says he hopes the City allows the club to set up for one day a year in the future.

"Where people can come try curling and curl outdoors for a change."

The Kelowna Curling Club will host an open house at 551 Recreation Ave. on March 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

 

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