Brisk first matches promise a competitive 2021 season for Lakes Region curlers

Curling got off to a brisk start as Lakes Region Curling launched its 2021 Fall season on Oct. 24. The league’s eight teams met for the first time in 19 months after the Winter 2020 season was brought to an abrupt halt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The launch followed a successful learn-to-curl session for new curlers and prospective curlers on Oct,. 17.

In a nod to the persisting COVID crisis, curlers followed Pop ‘Whalen Ice Arena regulations and wore masks for most on-ice activities. Teams were also limited to one curler per stone, to avoid having players in close proximity during heavy exertion.

In the end, the eight teams — some sporting the same members they’ve had for years and others newly melded from experienced and novice curlers — were all competitive. Three of four matches were settled with a difference of only two points.

The League Info section of this web site has been set up to record the scores from each week’s matches as well as the resulting standings.

Prospective curlers learn the basics during the Oct. 17 learn-to-curl session