Crokicurl rink new addition to city's recreation

By Angie Rolheiser/CJVR
November 26, 2018 - 10:30am Updated: November 27, 2018 - 6:48am

The City of Melfort is the latest community to install crokicurl.

The winter sport that combines the board game of crokinole and curling is located at Memorial Gardens.

Doug Lyon is a long-time curler in Melfort and was one of four people selected to throw the first rocks at the grand opening on Friday.

He said it's a nice addition to the city.

"It's more enjoyment downtown and it's nice and close to the curling rink so maybe they'll want to go over there and try the real game," Lyon said.

Curling has dwindled over the past few years but Lyon said it's one of few sports that can be played for a very long time.

"I've been at it for about 70 years and I still enjoy it," Lyon said.

Melfort Curling Club member Danny Fiedelleck said he curls five times a week and can see himself spending time at the crokicurl rink as well because the two games are fairly similar.

"You just throw the rock and basically try to get it into the middle," Fiedelleck said.

The two other Melfort curlers selected to throw rocks at the grand opening were Eleanor Robb and Wayne Garinger.

Crokicurl is open to the public with the game rules listed on site as well as all the equipment needed to play. 

The goal is to get people — young and elderly — out and active in the winter months while adding fun to Melfort's downtown. 

 

 

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