Special thanks to the Canadian Curling Association for the use of the video
Earle Morris and Erin Morrissey provide some instruction for new curlers or those thinking of getting started in the sport.
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Town chronicles record an event in 1884 which showed the club’s zeal for the pursuit of curling. In the aforementioned year, the local foundry, the John Watson Mfg. Co., closed for half a day so its employees could journey to Reidsville to play in a local bonspiel.
In the 1800s and until the mid-1900s, Club members carried on the curling tradition on local ponds including the Nithvale Dam, Morton’s Lake, Reidsville Lake, and Jedburgh Dam. These hardy souls braved the colder months to throw hand-carved rocks at a “T” in the centre of a circle.
Founded in 1850 as the Ayr Union Curling Club, the Ayr Curling Club is one of the oldest curling clubs in Ontario, and has grown from its humble roots to become a leading curling facility in the Grand River Area. With over 200 members, the Ayr Curling Club runs ten leagues, and hosts numerous in-house and OCA bonspiels.
CELEBRATING MORE THAN 160 YEARS IN OUR REGION
The Ayr Curling Club is known for its warm, friendly atmosphere, and love of curling. If you are interested in curling in the Grand River area, the Ayr Curling Club is your choice! The facilities are well maintained, and membership fees are some of the lowest in the area.