The snow is melting, days getting longer and sun growing stronger, which signals many things including the end of another great year of curling at the Fundy Curling Club (FCC). March was an exciting time both on and off the ice, and it proved to be a great conclusion to a spectacular season.
Hot on the heels of the bonspiel, we started our Fundy Little Rocks program. What is Little Rocks, you ask? Well, this is a curling program to get kids aged 6 to 12 involved in the game. The kids are taught the basics of curling including sliding, rock delivery, sweeping, on-ice etiquette, and the rules of the game. After a very successful one-day open-house for kids in February, it was obvious to us (by the excitement of the kids) that we needed to run a four-week test program in March. The response was amazing from the community: 18 kids signed up and came out to curl each Sunday afternoon! Although there have been many exciting things at the club this year, having so many kids out having a great time learning the game tops the list. So exciting, in fact, that next year we intend to offer a full eight- to ten-week Little Rocks program. In the off-season, the club hopes to purchase a set of Lite Rock curling stones for the kids to use. These stones look identical to regular curling stones but are half the weight, making them ideal for young curlers. We will keep you all posted on our plans for 2020 and beyond. Thanks to our "Fundy Little Rockers" and their parents for coming out each Sunday and injecting a whole lot of fun and excitement into the club. We look forward to seeing you back next year!
The "very best year in recent memory" can be the only way to describe what an incredible run the FCC has had this season; from our new ice-plant installation, outstanding bonspiels, continued success of Chase the Ace, a significant increase in our number of members to Little Rocks curling (and the list goes on). Since 1962, the club has been providing a great venue for the community to enjoy the game of curling and the future has never looked brighter. A huge thank-you to all our members, volunteers and the Albert County community in general for supporting the Fundy Curling Club. Although the ice is out and the shouts of "Hurry Hard" have faded with the warmer spring air, be sure to drop in to Chase the Ace on Friday nights and we will see you back on the ice in December!