Although the curling world has been heavily altered on a provincial, national, and international level, curling in Dauphin, it's coming back.
The 2020-2021 season will begin after the Thanksgiving long weekend inside the Dauphin Curling Club as Dauphin Rec Services will begin to put in the ice in the coming weeks.
The Dauphin Curling Club had a meeting earlier this month and they decided that with extra precautions, the new season is a go and various leagues will be back.
"We know that not a lot of people will be travelling this winter, so we're hoping to attract a bunch of new faces," said Morgan Kropelnicki, President of the Dauphin Curling Club.
Here is a list of this year's leagues and how you can register for them.
- Monday and Wednesday afternoon league - Heather Medwid at 638-7192.
- Wednesday Men's Club - Chris Todoruk at 648-7989.
- Thursday night Legion mixed league - Keith Pottle at 638-3661.
Although this season is a go, there are some changes as outlined by Curling Canada. Two major changes are there is only one sweeper allowed during the delivery of your team's rock. You also are not able to sweep the opponent's rock in the house to respect social distancing.
When it comes to why you should join a league at the Dauphin Curling Club, Kropelnicki says it's a wonderful way to spend your winter.
"When you become a curler, you're a curler for life. You can play it from when you're eight-years-old to 80," ended Kropelnicki. "It's extremely fun and you meet new people. Whether you're playing competitively or just want to play for fun, we have anything you're looking for."