The Rose City Curling Club will promote youth, family and healthy competition in the spirit of fun and good curling
Curling in Camrose has a long history of over 100 years. The Rose City Curling Club is a not-for-profit organization managed by a Board of Directors. Our membership is a group of people who love to curl either competitively or for fun and we strive to offer leagues to accommodate all age groups and all levels of experience.
One of few curling arenas in the province with 9 sheets of ice, we have successfully hosted provincial playdowns and national championships. The coming year will be no exception as we host the Provincial Travelers championship in October 2018 and the Provincial Masters playdowns in February 2019. Our membership has also willingly stepped up to volunteer at several high profile events held at the neighboring Encana Arena and we take pride in our success at organizing and managing events such as the 2008 Continental Cup of Curling, the 2011 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 2012 and 2016 Boston Pizza Cup Provincial Men’s Championship, the 2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup and the 2018 Pinty’s Grand Slam Canadian Open.
|The Rose City Curling Club is pleased to have Keith Dorin join our staff this year as Manager and Icemaker. Keith has been an ice technician for many years and spent the last two years in China making ice and teaching the trade to the people there. He has also worked at the Avonair Curling Club in Edmonton and the Sherwood Park Curling Club. Some of you may remember him from a few of the major curling events we have hosted at the Encana Arena as Keith assisted the head icemakers at some of those events. The Rose City Curling Club has a reputation for offering quality ice conditions and it makes us proud when competitors participating in our events comment favorably on our ice. We take pride in the quality of our ice surface and ask that users of our facility wear appropriate and clean shoes free of grit and debris. We also ask that bare hands not be left on the ice surface after delivery of a rock.|
|Also new for the 2018/2019 season is the addition of our Program Coordinator, Roger Galenza. Roger brings years of experience as the Head Coach for the University of Alberta – Augustana Vikings Curling Program as well as leading the programming for the Little Rockers and the Camrose Academy of Curling. We are excited to have him on board to help stimulate and/or renew interest in the sport of curling.|
We continue to partner with the Augustana Vikings and the Camrose Academy of Curling to offer the Little Rocker program and the Junior and Senior High School technical training and leagues. Watch for new developments in the months ahead as we continue to expand our horizons.
If you are not already a member, please consider joining one of our leagues. Our options are endless – you can join as a single or seek out others from your work place, family or friends to form a team. Starting this curling season, you also have the option to curl before Christmas only or after Christmas only or all year long. Our Social League is only 6 ends of play so that leaves plenty of time to relax and socialize upstairs and still get home at a decent time.
So get in the game! We look forward to having you “Come play at our house!”