Curling season just around the corner

It’s time to get out the brooms and sliders, because curling season is about to begin.

It’s time to get out the brooms and sliders, because curling season is about to begin. The Elk Valley Super League will kick off their 2012-2013 season this Monday night.

The league consists of eight teams from Sparwood, Fernie, Elkford, and the Crowsnest Pass, battling it out on the ice every Monday night at the Sparwood Curling Club. The Super League attracts the top curlers in the area from men’s, women’s, junior’s, and senior’s teams, and gives players the chance to prepare for playdowns, with the ultimate goal of having a teams represent B.C. at the national level.

This is the Super League’s tenth season, and with sponsors and teams on a waiting list, the sport of curling seems to be gaining popularity in the Elk Valley. The Sparwood Curling Club is also gearing up to start another season with several leagues, including men’s, women’s, mixed, and junior’s, competing throughout the week.

Experienced curlers looking to sharpen their skills, and newcomers interested in learning the sport, are welcome to come out to the Sparwood Curling Club’s clinic this Sunday at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, call 250-425-2195 or 250-425-0796.