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Hurry hard! Orillia Curling Club returning to the hack this fall

'Curling is also a very social sport and a great way to meet new people,' said club official, noting season will start off with clinic Oct. 12
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The Orillia Curling Club, after taking a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, will welcome back curlers this fall.

After keeping its doors closed for the 2020-21 season due to the pandemic, the Orillia Curling Club is gearing up to reopen this fall. The season kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 12 with opening weekend clinic and practice ice available on Oct. 9 and 10.

Founded in 1873, the club has operated out of Barnfield Point Recreation Centre at 500 Atherley Road since it was built in 1999. The club is planning a fun-filled open house and registration weekend at Barnfield on Sept. 18 and 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.. New and returning members are encouraged to come out and join in the fun.

“Bringing in new members is a big focus for the club this year, as we’re expecting some attrition due to the pandemic” said Don Kinzinger, the club’s president.

A 30 per cent discount on fees for the adult leagues is being offered to new members for the 2021-22 season.

“Curling is a tremendous sport for all ages and all skill levels. It is usually played in four-person teams, so newer curlers can be teamed up with more experienced ones," said Kinzinger. "Curling is also a very social sport and a great way to meet new people.”

The club offers a full range of leagues from Monday through Friday as well as a Youth League on Sundays and a Special Olympics program.

Details about leagues, registration and events can be found at the club’s brand-new website.