Curling starting in emo

Beginning next month, the Emo Curling Club will open for its first full season since last year’s $100,000 renovation, which included adding a new white tin roof, installing plug-ins throughout the main area, and pouring a cement floor under the ice.
“It’s a really nice facility,” said Coun. Gary Judson, who spearheaded the renovation project. “We just really want to see people taking advantage of it this year.”
An open league, encompassing both junior and senior curlers, will run Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. The cost is $50 before Dec. 25 and $65 after that date.
Coun. Judson is encouraging everyone to grab their brooms and three friends to participate.
“We’d like to get new curlers out, too,” he stressed. “If someone wants to try it and doesn’t have a broom, we’ll make sure they get one to use.
“Then if they like it, they can buy one of their own.”
Clean running shoes are the only other piece of equipment needed to play.
In addition, a kids’ league for children in Grades 4-8 will run Fridays from 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $25 before Dec. 25 and $32 after that date.
There also is talk of starting a seniors’ league one afternoon.
Coun. Judson noted no leagues are scheduled on weekends, thus leaving the facility open to be rented for curling events.
Registration for the above leagues will take place Oct. 25-26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Emo Curling Club, with action getting underway Nov. 1.
For more information, contact Dave Hughes at 482-3550.