Lakes Region sets sights on Fall 2021 return

Lakes Region Curling took a major step towards a return to competition in the coming Fall when it held its recent Annual Meeting. Gathering in a virtual session, members and directors of the organization signaled a strong intention to bring curling matches back to Pop Whalen Ice Arena in Wolfeboro when the facility begins creating ice at the end of the year.

The LRCA’s Winter 2020 season was cut short by the Covid-19-induced shutdown last year, and a prospective Fall 2020 season was called after a spike in cases throughout the Granite State resulted in stringent restrictions on the use of ice arenas. The organization chose to remain dormant for the Winter 2021 season, biding its time for a return to more normal times after widespread vaccinations make the return of group activities safer.

Planning for the Fall curling season will begin in earnest by early summer, with registration opening by late July or early August. For the most current information about LRCA activities, check out the organization’s web site at

Getting your fix …

In the meanwhile, the wider curling world has begun creeping towards the planned 2022 Winter Olympics, with Canadian teams gathering inside a bubble in Calgary, Alberta, to select contenders to represent their country at the winter games.

If you want to see the best of the women’s competition, take a look at the final match of the just-completed Scotties Tournament of Hearts. For the best from the Brier Cup tournament, the men’s competition, check here.