Leak leads to late start in curling season

By paNOW Staff
October 10, 2018 - 8:00am

Local curlers eager to get out on the ice will have to wait a few more days after a leak was discovered at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.

Matt Sawatzky with the PAGCC said a brine leak was discovered a couple weeks ago at the club and the issue has caused a delay to the start of the curling season. The leak was repaired, but crews are still busy making ice for the winter.

The curling season was supposed to get underway today, but will be delayed until late next week at least, Sawatzky said.

“Yeah, it’s been a while,” Sawatzky told paNOW. “We were hoping not to disrupt the curling operations but the repairs took a little longer than expected.”

Sawatzky expects curlers will be able to begin the new season around the October 17. The club is also preparing for the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships in January.

“We want to make sure that the ice is the quality of the national standard,” he added.

About 300 curlers are registered to curl at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club this season, Sawatzky said.


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