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Carlyle Curling Club hosts youth clinic

Clinic was part of a busy start to the season for the club.
Rachel Erickson, far right, was the lead instructor at the Carlyle Curling Club youth clinic.

CARLYLE - Over 40 young curlers participated in a youth clinic on Monday night at the Carlyle Curling Club.

Two sessions were held, one for the 10-and-under age group, and one for the older students. The event concluded with an adult and family open house.

Rachel Erickson was the head instructor. This 23-year-old curler hails from Maryfield and now lives in Manor. Erickson is presently the lead for Chelsey Carey’s rink and will be competing to represent Manitoba at the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Erickson was impressed with the number of students that attended the event.

“The kids were interested, willing to learn, and happy to be on the ice. The Town of Carlyle has the potential to develop some great curling talent.”

Mike Lothian is the treasurer of the club and is pleased with how the season has started.

“Regular high school curling has begun, and the students are coming out two days a week,” said Lothian. “Elementary school curling begins next week. The club really wishes to thank teachers Amy Rutten and Natalie Bloomfield for spearheading the school curling.”

The Carlyle Curling Club hosted its first women’s bonspiel in years over the weekend with 12 rinks participating. Regular curling has commenced with games being played on both Monday and Thursday nights.

“The curling season is now upon us and our year has started out on the right foot,” said Lothian. “Presently we have five bonspiels scheduled, starting off with the annual Boxing Day fun-spiel. Everyone is welcome at the Carlyle Curling Club. Come on out and see what we have to offer.”