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ARNPRIOR CURLING CLUB HISTORY

 

 

Curling has enjoyed a long and vibrant history in Arnprior. The game was first played on the Madawaska River about 1865, and later on open rinks on a bay in the river.

 

The first covered rink with a low ceiling was built on Victoria Street in 1868. At the same time, the open-air rink on the Madawaska River had a large patronage.

 

The pioneer rink was demolished in 1871 and a rink of regulation size was built on the same site. In 1876 a new rink was built on Harriet Street and in 1886 the club was incorporated.

 

The Harriet Street building was demolished in 1899 when a two sheet-curling rink was erected on Elgin Street. A three-sheet rink with fine clubrooms, kitchen and large ballroom replaced this facility in 1935.

 

The present building on Galvin Street, a four sheet design, was built in 1969 and opened on February 14, 1970 at a total cost of $174,000.00.



Arnprior Curling Club

15 Galvin Street
PO Box 306
Arnprior, ON
K7S 3H6
(613) 623-5682
arnpriorcurling@sympatico.ca


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