Super League rocks

Curling league looking to ice more super rinks

It’s that time of year again for curlers to brush off their sliders and sweep in to local rinks to start another curling season.

The Kootenay Savings Super League is all set to push out of the hack on Sept. 12 but is still looking for more teams to ensure a good season.

“We’ve got about five teams signed up so far, but we look for around eight to ten,” said organizer and curler Rob Ferguson.

“The league is designed to get practice, and promote skilled curling in the West Kootenay.”

Teams are unrestricted, and curlers can enter a mens, ladies, mixed, high school or junior team.

Historically the league is a good mix of excellent players that seek quality competition but the point is to help all teams and players improve and develop strategy and shot making ability, says Ferguson, it is not all about winning.

Players come from Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland, Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale to curl against the area’s elite.

Last year nine teams played in the Super League from September through to January when a playoff decides the champion; four of the teams qualified for provincial play downs.

Games go on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. with one draw at the Trail Curling Club.

Call Rob Ferguson at 368-9721 to register.