GOOD LUCK & GOOD
The Board of Directors,
Management and Staff welcome you to Soo Curlers Association (SCA).
Here is some information that we hope will make your experience at
our club more enjoyable.
Soo Curlers Association was established in the
late 1800’s. Among the curlers at The Sault Curling Club at the turn
of the century were L. Williams, S. G. Stone, W. Best, E. McClurg,
L. B. Ross, J. McKellar, J. L. O’Flynn, J. Sutherland, Rev. B.
Jones, W. O’Brien, V. Mann, and W. B. Webber.
The first curling club was attached to the
skating rink and located near Gouin and Bay. It was destroyed by
fire in November 1910.
The fire was referred to as
The annual curling club meeting had
been held at the Town Hall the evening before the fire. Dr. McClurg
was on his way home at 2 A.M. when he saw the smoke and gave an
The fire had started
in the skating rink but it couldn't be stopped from spreading and
taking the curling club. Every last curling stone in town had been
destroyed. The fire happened on Tuesday and by Thursday the club had
a meeting to discuss a new rink on property they owned on Bay
Street. A month later, in December 1910, they secured the use of a
new large shed at the New Ontario Dock to accommodate 3 sheets.
the spring of 1912 construction began on a new arena which included
five curling sheets and a club house.
Soo Curlers Association was
officially registered a non-profit corporation on December 12, 1944.
fire occurred on July 2, 1965 and destroyed the curling rink. All
of the rocks in the club were destroyed. As a result of the fire
there was no Soo Curling Club in 1965-1966 season.
purchased on Anita Blvd. and construction of a new eight sheet
curling club. Even though there was still lots of construction to
be finished the ice was ready in November 1966 and the first
ceremonial rock was delivered on November 24.
MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES & AMENITIES
-League Play: You can curl in the
league(s) for which you paid your membership.
-Sparing: You may
spare in any league three times during a season.
Practice ice is usually available on weekdays from 12 noon until 1
p.m. and after 9 p.m. It is good to check with the office or
management to confirm ice availability.
-Rules of Play: We subscribe to the rules
of the Canadian Curling Association and the Northern Ontario Curling
Association. Please be ready to start your game on time.
-Cancelling your Game: If you must cancel
your game, YOU must inform your opposition as early as possible.
You should also inform the Club. Games can be re-scheduled as ice
-Decision Making: The SCA is a member
driven organization with an elected Board of Directors answerable to
-Member Input: All curling members are
Class B shareholders. These shareholders decide on the direction
and policies of the SCA. Rental and Associate members do not vote
on policy or operations.
-Member Contact: SCA sends mass emails
sharing current club information.
www.soocurlers.com - The SCA website is maintained and updated
often. It contains schedules, SCA information, updates on how our
teams are doing, and useful information such as upcoming events and
links to our sponsors.
Curlers can be reached by email at
-Access to the
Ice Arena: Access is limited to the
doors behind sheet 1 and sheet 8. The doors behind sheets 4 and 5
are used to exit the ice.
-Bonspiel Information: Information on
out-of-club bonspiels is located on the “Out of Town Bonspiels”
board in the Mezzanine behind sheet 2.
-Clean Footwear: Clean footwear must be
worn at all times on the ice arena, and as much as possible in areas
leading to the ice surface. A shoe-cleaning machine is located
between sheets 4 and 5. Be careful NOT to lose your gripper in the
-Instruction: A curling clinic is usually
held in the fall and there is a small fee.
-On-ice Water: Potable water is available
in two water machines located on the near boards behind sheets 3 &
-Viewing Curling: There are two viewing
areas, one on the mezzanine level and one on the lounge level.
-What sheet do I curl on?
The allocation of league ice is indicated on the league sheets
located in the locker rooms, on bulletin boards on the Mezzanine
level and on the Web site.
Locker Rooms and Washrooms:
-Lockers: Lockers are assigned when you
pay your membership. There is a fee for Associate and school
curlers and lockers are subject to availability.
-Locker Rooms: The ladies locker room is
located off the lobby to the left just past the office. The men’s
locker room is located off the lobby to the right just past the Pro
-Washrooms: The women’s washrooms are
adjacent to the locker room. The men’s washroom can be accessed
across the hall from the office or from the locker room.
Food & Beverages:
-Bar: Is located on the lounge level and is sure
to have your favourite beverage.
-Kitchen: A full service kitchen is
available on most days and evenings. It is also available for
business luncheons and dinners. See the manager for availability.
-Gratuities: The food and beverage staff
-Ice and Lounge Rentals: Members may rent the
facilities for a reduced fee for business or social functions.
-Rental Leagues: SCA hosts several long
standing rental leagues. These include the Friday Night Forestry
Mixed League and the Saturday morning Mercantile league.
Parking and Transit:
-Parking Locations: On-site to the west
and east of the building. Please DO NOT park between roped off
areas in the entrance driveway.
-Bus Service: There is frequent service
from the downtown terminal to the corner of North St. and Northern
Ave. and return to the terminal from the Northern Ave. and Kitchener
-Broom Rental: SCA rents brooms PER GAME
and these are available from the bar or the kitchen. Members are
encouraged to purchase their own equipment so the above-mentioned
equipment is available for club rentals.
-Curling Instruction: Our club
professional, Tom Coulterman, is available to furnish instruction
for a team, group or individual. You may contact him at
firstname.lastname@example.org or through the office.
-Pro Shop: We host a full service curling
equipment shop, located in the lobby, and open to all members as
well as the general public. We stock, shoes, brooms brushes,
sliders and other curling supplies. Call 2564-6174 for more
These are available for a small fee. Inquire at the office.
Staff & Member Partnership:
employs a full-time club manager and seasonal staff. We are
available to help make your SCA experience better. Seasonal staff
includes office, ice techs, pro-shop, kitchen and bar.
-Volunteering: SCA has many activities
for which we require help. Your commitment of time is greatly
appreciated. Please check the Volunteer Board located outside the
office for the latest opportunities.
SOO CURLERS ASSOCIATION - Leagues
Our leagues are happy to accept team or individual entries. Fees
are determined by the amount of curling the member wants. The
unlimited fee allows the curler to curl as often as they want.
Curling begins the Tuesday after Thanksgiving with the season
finishing in April. The convenors of these leagues are all
Men’s Classic League –
Curls during the day. Teams curl twice a week. The league is
available to men of all ages but consists mostly of retirees.
Bruce Avery, Bill Agnew and Andre Litalien
Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon Ladies – Curl Tuesday afternoons. Tuesdays are regular team competition, eight end games. Thursday
mornings are a pickup league determined each day be a draw from the
hat. Games are six ends.
Curls Wednesday & Friday Afternoons. The league is open to all
members. Teams consist of two players each and are governed by
stick league rules. Convenor – Peter Zultek
Saturday Morning Mercantile League
– This league in an associate league and fees are paid by the team.
The league is open to everyone and they curl Saturday mornings
unless there is a weekend event.
Convenor - Peter Zultek
Monday Night Co-Ed League
– This league curls
Monday evenings with draws at 6:30 and 8:30 - times are rotated.
The league is open to everyone - there are mixed teams, men’s teams
and women’s team. Teams are set up in skill level divisions.
Convenor – Scott
Tuesday & Thursday Night Men’s
– Open to all men. Competition levels are determined by skill of
team. There are two draws per evening and draw times are rotated.
Convenor – Rob Brewer
Wednesday Night Business Girls
– League curls at 6:30 and is open to all women. The league curls 4
events during the season. Convenor – Linda Neilson
Learn to Curl – Coached by
qualified coaches, we have a Learn to Curl program from October
until Christmas. This includes delivery and strategy sessions both
on and off the ice. After Christmas the new curlers are put on teams
and curl in the Wednesday Night League. This program is open to
Convenor – Tom Coulterman
Forestry Friday Night Mixed League
– The league is an associate league which pays by the team and
curls two draws each Friday Night. It is primarily a fun league but
is open to all curlers.
Convenor – Ago Lehela
Youth Learn to Curl – Taught
by qualified coaches, program runs from November until March from
5:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Program is open to students from Grade 5
on. Curling begins early November and concludes in March.
E-mail: Soo Curlers-
– This league is open to
all youth with at least 1 year of Learn to Curl. Curlers may enter
as teams or individually. They curl from 4:15 until 5:30 p.m.
Curling be gins early November until March.
High School League – The
league consists of teams from any local Secondary School. The
league is governed by Secondary School competition rules.
Curling takes place each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 p.m. until
5:45 p.m. Teams begin practice late October, draws begin mid
November. Season concludes with NOSSA playdowns in March.