Kootenay Lake Curling is a Quintessential Cold Weather Sport
Perfect for the wintry months of the year, Kootenay Lake curling has everything you want in a cold-weather sport: A warm group of welcoming players; lots of time for socializing before, during and after; and lots of space for laughing and enjoying yourself. The sport of curling is an ancient one, brought to Canada from Scotland where it originated in the 16th century.
Of course, originally curling was played on frozen lochs and ponds. Today, in the Kootenay Lake area, both Kaslo and Nelson have thriving curling clubs which are welcoming members as they gear up for the season.
Kaslo Curling Club
Kaslo Curling Club has drop in sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, and you are more than welcome to join in on these sessions to learn more about curling and practice the sport with the warm and welcoming curling community. Though the learn to curl sessions happened back in October, there is a definite welcoming spirit in the Kaslo Curling Club and someone would be happy to teach you the necessary skills. Make sure to check out their website for up-to-date information on curling in Kaslo.
Nelson Curling Club
Nelson Curling Club has an active Facebook Page, with up-to-date information on all activities related to the club. The Nelson club holds camps each summer in July, and this November 29, the club was part of Try It Day in Nelson, where members of the community could try out different sports for one day.
Bonspiels Await You in Both Nelson and Kaslo
Both Nelson Curling Club and Kaslo Curling Club have upcoming Bonspiels, so if you’ve ever wanted to see what curling is all about, don a warm wooly sweater, pour yourself a beverage of your choice, and join in the fun. The Nelson Bonspiel has a men’s and a women’s “spiel” — The Men’s “Meat Spiel” and the Women’s “Cash Spiel“ happening on the same weekend. January 23 – 25th.
Kaslo’s Bonspiel is the following weekend, January 30 – February 1st. Dinner and cash prizes are included in the $160 entry fee. There is a maximum of 16 teams available, but visitors are more than welcome to join in and enter the Bonspiel. Both the Nelson and Kaslo Bonspiels welcome visitors. Contact the local clubs if you are interested in joining in this year!
As Always, Nelson Kootenay Lake Welcomes You
Our winters are legendary, and hotels do book up on busy weekends, so plan ahead. Browse the accommodation offerings on Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism website and see what we have to offer you. Great deals on hotels, bed and breakfasts, and quaint heritage inns. We’re waiting for you!