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New curlers welcome at Pros & Joes Funspiel

The 60th anniversary season at the Comox Valley Curling Club is winding down with the Pros & Joes Funspiel March 21-24. This is a brand new event that is specifically aimed to give new and less experienced curlers a taste of a weekend bonspiel.

Originally the concept was to have a maximum of two experienced players on a four-person team, but the reality is any combination of inexperienced curlers are welcome. This is an invitation to one and all: friends, families and co-workers – anyone who would like to take part in this fun event.

“In retrospect we could have just called it the Joespiel, and maybe next year we will,” club manager Keith Parry said. “This is all about new curlers and getting people on the ice. We’re confident that anyone who tries the sport of curling will agree that it is a blast on the ice, and an amazing social activity before and after the game. Weekend bonspiels are something the average new curler doesn’t try until they’ve curled for a few years. The Pros and Joes Funspiel is designed as a rare bonspiel that no one should feel intimidated to enter, even if you have never thrown a stone in your life.”

This is the final event of the season’s curling calendar. At the conclusion of the Pros & Joes Funspiel there will be some extra fun beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24.

“Typically we do everything to protect the pristine ice conditions throughout the curling season,” Parry said. “As this is our final event of the season, as soon as we turn the ice plant off, anything goes. Expect to see Pros & Joes participants skating on the curling ice, playing ice bocce, jam can curling, mini golf on ice, who knows what else? It is a Funspiel after all!”

The eveny is presented by Gladstone Brewing.

Register at bit.ly/2UppJmn, info@comoxvalleycurling.com, or in-person at the Comox Valley Curling Centre, 4835 Headquarters Rd.

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