The 2023 Canadian Stick Curling Championships are happening in Nanaimo this week.
Men’s and women’s teams, 72 in all from across Canada, including a few from Nanaimo, are competing at Nanaimo Curling Centre at 105 Wall Street from Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 2.
Stick curling got its start in Nanaimo in 2015. It had a slow start in its inaugural 2015-16 season, according to an article about the game’s beginnings by Nanaimo Curling Club, but the sport gained traction on the ice the following season and started gaining popularity, especially with seniors, across the Island.
This is the first year the national championships have been hosted in Nanaimo.
Action on the ice happens all weekend, with playoffs and closing ceremonies Sunday, but not all activities happen on the ice. Participants, coaches and supporters also get to take part in a meet-and-greet social, a banquet dinner and dances, with live entertainment.
Canadian Stick Curling Championship start this week in #Nanaimo https://t.co/kJlXze3zFb
— Nanaimo Bulletin (@NanaimoBulletin) March 26, 2023
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter