Welcome to the Renfrew Curling Club
New Members Welcome!
Winter is coming and its the start of a new curling season! The club is introducing mixed doubles on Wednesday nights . This is a much shorter time committment to play and a fast paced game so come on out and TRY CURLING NOW! You don't have to wait. The Grand Slam of curling starts on TV on September 27. Check out times here.
Ice Tech Clinic - Saturday & Sunday (2 days) - October 20 & 21, 2018. Limited enrolment. Register and Pay for Clinic Here
3 hour Curling Skills Analysis Clinic - Saturday December 8, 2018; starts at 9:00 AM. FREE to RCC members. Limited to 24 participants. Register Here
The roof has been completed and looks fantastic. Andy Huyer and his crew earned ever dollar for working and completing the roof in one of the hottest summers on record. A big thanks and congratulations to Brian and Karen on sharing their time and expertise for the successful project completion. This would not of been possible with out them.
The new heaters are hung and vented through the walls of the ice house. The electricity for ignition was completed yesterday August 21st. The gas fitters are in on Friday to remove, remeasure, cut and install the new gas lines in order to complete the hookup and original quote. After which we will get an additional quote for the duct work for distribution over the ice sheets.
Renfrew Introduces Five-Rock Rule
Now that a new Olympic cycle has started the World Curling Federation (WCF) Curl Canada (the Canadian Curling Association), and CurlOn (the Ontario Curling Association) have taken this opportunity to do a major review of the rules of curling. While the rules are ‘tweaked’ annually it is the beginning of new Olympic cycles where major rule changes are affected.
This Olympic cycle is no different. If you have watched the Grand Slam of Curling on TV over the past few years you have seen the game played with the 5-rock rule versus the 4-rock rule which has been the rule of play in all other normal competition and club play. The WCF, Curl Canada and Curl on have adopted the 5-Rock Rule into General Rules of Play.
As a result, Renfrew Curling will also adopt this rule to conform with our partner curling associations and better prepare our members when they curl outside of our club.
The 5-rock rule means that any of the first 5 rocks thrown in the free guard zone cannot be removed from play. If the opposing rock removes them from play the rock is replaced and the opposing stone is removed from play.
Mixed Doubles Simplified
Renfrew is starting up a Mixed Doubles League Wednesday at 7:00 pm. This is a great league for the members who want to spend less time playing and are worried about putting together a 4-man team.
Why should RCR promote a league of doubles, what are the advantages? The game is fast. It can be played in just over an hour. With 2 players and less time to play its is a much smaller commitment for younger members to fit into busy life styles. Finally, this is a growing format in the sport of curling. A great new way to enjoy the ‘auld’ sport!
Curling Skills Analysis Clinic - Saturday December 8, 2018. FREE to club members. Register for Clinic HereClinic being run by Ontario Curling Assocation. Limited to 24 participants.
Curling Skills Analysis Clinic - Saturday December 8, 2018. FREE to club members. Register for Clinic HereSkills clinic being run by Ontario Curling Assocation. Limited to 24 participants.