About Us

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 Grand Slam of Curling Meridian Canadian Open.

Club Manager

Sarah Brown

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Brown as our new Club Manager at the Rose City Curling Club. Sarah could be considered one of our own as she spent 4 successful years curling in Camrose with the Augustana Vikings earning an ACAC Provincial silver medal as well as a fourth place finish at CCAA Nationals. She has also played in the Alberta Scotties Provincial Championship as well as Mixed Doubles Provincials and we know of few others who possess her passion and spirit for the game.

Sarah comes to us after spending the last 3 years as the Program Coordinator at the Sherwood Park Curling Club under the mentorship of Heather Nedohin. She was one of the many individuals who helped the Sherwood Park Curling Club achieve Curling Alberta’s Curling Club of the Year for 2018/2019. In addition to her Program Coordinator experience, Sarah has her level one ice-making course and previously worked under our new ice maker Matt Yeo at the Avonair Curling Club in Edmonton.

When Sarah is not thinking about curling (which we believe is never), she admits to being an avid bibliophile. She obsessively reads and collects books and her apartment is filled with bookshelves that contain hundreds of her favorite stories. We look forward to having Sarah create her own new story with us here at the club and we know her ideas and energy will help move our club forward.

Administrative Assistant

Heather Bratrud

To help Sarah with marketing and administration is our new part-time Administrative Assistant Heather Bratrud. Heather has been active both as a curling club member and a past board member in addition to the volunteer coordinator roles she assumed for a couple of the major curling events we have hosted in the Encana arena.

Heather lives just outside of Camrose on a grain farm with her husband Neil and two girls Emilie and Kate. We are confident Heather will take our club to new heights using her social media and organizational skills, and we look forward to seeing what her and Sarah can accomplish together.

Head Ice Technician

Matt Yeo
(Tim’s Ice Manufacturing Owner)

We are pleased to announce that Tim’s Ice Manufacturing from Beaumont under the leadership of Matt Yeo and Kyle Winters has been contracted to oversee our ice making duties this season. You could say Matt’s second home growing up was an arena as he was mentored by and is the son of Tim Yeo, a well known and respected ice maker for over 45 years. Matt loves the sport of curling and it shows in his passion for his work and his support of the curling community. In the off season, Matt is a PGA of Alberta.

Kyle Winters
(Tim’s Ice Manufacturing Owner)

Kyle grew up in Gibbons and started working under Tim Yeo more than 10 years ago helping to install both hockey and curling rink ice. Together with Matt, they have performed ice installs ranging from the Ottewell outdoor community hockey rink to the 2017 Ford Men’s World Curling Championship. Although his playing the sport is not a big aspect of Kyle’s drive, his passion lies in providing quality ice conditions for the players to appreciate the sport. Just like Matt, Kyle spends his summers at the golf course as a golf pro.

We look forward to Tim’s Ice Manufacturing upholding the Rose City Curling Club’s reputation for offering quality ice conditions. Because of the pride we take in the quality of our ice surface, we 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. Together, we can all ensure our ice remains in top condition for everyone to enjoy.

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. With the Social League, you have the option to curl before Christmas only or after Christmas only or all year long and each game is only 6 ends of play so that leaves plenty of time to relax and socialize upstairs while still getting home at a decent time. We are also planning several new events this year and would love to have you participate.

So get in the game! We look forward to having you “Come play at our house!”