Incorporated in 2010, our curling club is one of the newest curling club facilities in the country. Currently we have over 360 members.
Guests and spectators are always welcome to visit our club and watch live curling games from our comfortable upstairs club lounge and bar area. League games are played Sunday through Friday from 7pm to 11pm from early October to the end of March.
Brief History of Curling in King Township
For over 50 years, curlers of King Township have been meeting once a week in Nobleton and Schomberg Arenas to curl on hockey ice.
It could be argued that curling on hockey ice is one of the most masterful divisions of this winter sport. The arena employees did their best, with what tools they possessed, to prepare the hockey ice for this once-a-week event. We curlers offer them our heartfelt thanks; but, no matter what they did, one can't change the fact that you are curling on hockey ice, prepared by a zamboni not by a skilled curling ice technician with specialized equipment.
The hockey ice provides an enjoyable night of curling filled with new challenges and creative skipping each week. Some weeks, a skip may have to stand on sheet four to place the broom for rocks being played sheet five. Other times, the rocks will not curl as they move complacently down a zamboni line, one after another, for the duration of the entire game. Throwing a rock from the hack is also a challenging task, as the house is not clearly visible from the opposite end of the ice. Curling houses and lines are faintly painted under the crease area and multiple other lines used for hockey criss-cross the curling sheets. The muscles of the arena curler are much more developed as take out weight on curling ice is only draw weight on hockey ice. There are many more exciting factors of Hockey Arena Curling, too many to list here.
The curlers of King Township had thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and moments of frustration of curling on hockey ice, but decided on a change.
Having tried twice previously over the years, in 2007, the process of obtaining a dedicated curling facility in King Township was begun once a gain by a committee of enthusiastic curlers from both the Nobleton and Schomberg Curling Clubs. Through effective communication, collaboration and support from both governmental and the private sectors of the Township, the goal was realized for the 2011-2012 curling season. The King Curling Club opened its doors as part of the new King Township Recreation Centre – The Trisan Centre, located in the industrial area of Schomberg, south of Hwy 9 and east of Hwy 27.
The ground breaking took place on March 5, 2010 with construction starting on our new facility shortly after. The expected completion date and grand Opening was April 30, 2011. World Champion curlers Glen Howard and Wayne Middaugh participated in the King Curling Club Opening in October of 2012. The new facility consists of a hockey arena, a fitness centre, a four-sheet curling rink and an emergency response station.
With the dedicated commitment of members of the Nobleton and Schomberg Curling Clubs, community associations and organizations, local businesses and residents, all levels of government, and curling associations, the vision has become a reality. The community should be very proud of the establishment of the King Curling Club in its own dedicated curling facility. With a strong core of volunteer leaders our young club continues its efforts to improve and expand its programmes.