Curling on the river

Paul Delorey measures the distance of a rock from the target – a small banner above the ice substituting for curling rings.

Paul Delorey measures the distance of a rock from the target – a small banner above the ice substituting for curling rings.

It can no longer be said that there has been no curling in Hay River this winter.

With the curling rink part of the ongoing rebuild of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre, there still has been no indoor curling in the traditional sense.

However on Feb. 4, curling was taken outdoors onto the Hay River.

Despite a bitter cold, some people showed up to throw curling rocks on a ‘rink’ created by Paul Delorey, who worked for five hours the night before to smooth the ice.

The curling was part of Winter Celebration presented by the Town of Hay River.

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