Summer fitness sessions offered to curlers

Curl BC is offering more summer fitness sessions with trainer Ewa Bailey.

The fitness sessions are being offered to High Performance Program athletes for a cost of $15 plus GST. You can register for any number of sessions.

The sessions will be taking place in Burnaby and the dates are:

Thursdays: August 7, August 14, August 21 and August 28 at 7:30 pm.

Tuesdays: August 12 and August 26, at 7:30 pm.

Registration is through Ewa at You must register no later than the Sunday prior to the workout. There needs to be a minimum of five athletes for the event to go ahead.

Sessions will run on a first come, first served basis, with anyone who signs up late put on a waiting list. Anyone who signs up to a session but cannot attend should let Ewa know in case there is a waiting list.

These sessions are also open to non-program athletes at a cost of $20 plus GST.


Posters and brochures available to help with recruitment

Curling centres that want to promote the sport in their community can take advantage of some free resources available from Curl BC and the Canadian Curling Association.

Curl BC has a number of posters and brochures that can be ordered through our website. A limited number of them are free for member centres, but more can be ordered at a subsidized rate.

Download the Resource Order Form

Also available at a subsidized rate are booklets and other resources to help our members recruit new curlers and teach clinics.

Forms can either be filled out online and then sent via email, or printed, completed and then submitted to the office.



Penny Bartel – Curl BC
Suite 2001A – 3713 Kensington Ave,
Burnaby, BC
V5B 0A7

The Canadian Curling Association has also created membership awareness/recruitment posters for curling centres to use to help increase their customer base in their communities. The posters are print-ready and are now available for download.

Curling centres can download them, personalize their own message in the white areas (if they have access to PDF editing software), or they can simply have their local printers do it for them.

Something new for this season is the option to download various sizes from as small as 5.5” x 8.5” to as large as 12” x 36” and three other sizes in between.

Download the CCA poster below:


Help Wanted: Head Ice Technician, Medicine Hat Curling Club

The Medicine Hat Curling Club is accepting applications for a full time seasonal Head Ice Technician. (September 15, 2014 – April 15, 2015). Preference will be given to those who have their Level 1 or 2 Ice Technician certificate and have had prior experience.

The MHCC is located in Sunny Southern Alberta. We have eight sheets of ice and approximately 20 draws per week Monday through Saturday, weekend bonspiels, various rentals and junior curling.

The Head Ice Technician will be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties:

  • Ice Installation / daily maintenance / removal of ice
  • Cleanliness & general maintenance of the entire building
  • Working with and assisting volunteer co-ordinators of events
  • Working with and assisting manager where required

Please submit your resume to or fax 403-526-3989.


Help Wanted: Full-Time Ice Technician, Smart Ice

Smart Ice is currently seeking a full-time Ice Technician for the 2014/2015 season.

Working from September 2014 – April 2015, the successful candidate will work under the direction of Smart Ice.

More information will be provided to candidates that meet the following criteria:

  • Minimun Level 1 CCA Ice Technician certification with preference given to those with higher certification
  • Must have previous experience as a head ice technician
  • 5th class power engineering asset

Smart Ice is a team of nationally certified ice technicians working in facilities throughout B.C. As a member of the team, you will be provided all the necessary tools and supplies needed to provide championship calibre ice.

Please reply with resume and expectations to

For more information about our company, and team, feel free to visit our website


Hall-of-Famer Sheila Rowan passes away

Sheila Rowan, a four-time Canadian curling champion, has passed away.

One of curling’s best all-around athletes, and a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame, has passed away.

Four-time Canadian curling champion Sheila Rowan died earlier this week in Saskatoon at the age of 74.

Sheila Rowan, a four-time Canadian curling champion, has passed away.

Throwing third rocks for the legendary Vera Pezer foursome, Rowan won Macdonald Lassie Canadian women’s curling championships in 1971, ’72 and ’73, and then skipped her own team to the 1992 Canadian senior women’s championship in Nipawin, Sask.

Additionally, she was a gifted softball player — her nickname was “Stretch” for her abilities at first base — who played for the powerhouse Saskatoon Imperials. That team won back-to-back Canadian women’s softball championships, and also represented Canada at the 1970 World Championship in Osaka, Japan.

The Pezer team — including second Joyce McKee and lead Lee Morrison — was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1976, to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1982 and to the Saskatchewan Curling Association Hall of Fame in 2004. Rowan was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. As well, she was a double inductee to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, being inducted as a member of the Imperials softball team in 1971.

To read her obituary, click here.